Governing Board Members 2019-2020

Individuals Serving as the Corporate Officers:  

  1. President: Steven Riley
  2. Vice President: Andrew McCurdy
  3. Treasurer: Heather Wright
  4. Secretary: Daria O'Brien
  5. Founder: Jean Hatch
  6. Community Member: Jonathan Sheldon 
  7. Staff Liaison: Laura Dunaj

All board members can be contacted at the following


Regular Governing Board Meetings:  8/20, 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9. 

Governing Board

The Redding School of the Arts Charter School is a school under the umbrella organization Redding School of the Arts, Inc., the California Public Benefit Corporation pursuant to California law.  The school is governed by the Redding School of the Arts Governing Board, which consists of two parent representatives from the school elected by the Parent Teacher Club, one original founder of Redding School of the Arts, three to five community representatives, one staff representative appointed from the staff members.  All representatives will serve a two-year alternating term of office that coincides with the fiscal year.  Representatives may serve more than one term.  Selection criteria for choosing board members will include commitment to the school and readiness to accept responsibilities. Redding School of the Arts charter provides for one representative of charter-granting agency to serve as the liaison on the school’s Governing Board. The granting agency’s representative will serve and facilitate communications and mutual understanding between Redding School of the Arts and the granting agency.

This structure will support student success by incorporating representatives from key stakeholders in an important decision-making arena. The Governing board will ensure the long-term stability of the school through participation of stakeholders, thereby fostering decisions more likely to meet the needs of stakeholder groups. The board will also ensure the success and long-term viability of the school by establishing key goals, regularly monitoring the school’s progress toward achieving the goals, and responding as appropriate.


The Redding School of the Arts Board of Directors’ primary responsibilities include the following activities:

  • Develop annual goals for the school and long range plans with input from the Executive Director, teachers, and parent action committee;
  • Establish and approve all major educational and operational policies;
  • Approve all major contracts;
  • Approve the school’s annual budget and overseeing the school’s fiscal affairs;
  • Evaluate the performance of the Executive Director via a process to be approved by the board;
  • Assess RSA  goals, objectives, academic achievements / student progress, financial status, and any need for redirection;
  • Evaluate school and student performance;
  • Monitor the school’s progress toward the accountability requirements established by the California Charter Schools Act of 1992 and the school’s Charter.  As a part of this responsibility, the board will submit a yearly programmatic performance review to the District, including an assessment of the school’s educational performance and its administrative and financial fitness.  This report will also assess how well the school is fulfilling the programs outlined in this charter, specifically regarding student progress; and, receive reports from, and providing recommendations to, the RSA Executive Director and staff.