Public Policy Charter School

Board Members

Public Policy Charter Schools Board of Directors

 

Kiumars Arzani

Kiumars Arzani is the founder and Executive Director of Ivy Bound Academy Charter Middle School (the districts highest performing middle school with a state and similar school ranking of 10 since its inception) in Sherman Oaks.  Mr. Arzani was formerly a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District-Portola Middle School & Millikan Middle School.  

 

Brian Fujimoto 

Bio coming soon.

 

Sujit Govindraj

Bio coming soon.

 

Mayra Rivas - Secretary / Treasurer

Ms. Rivas currently serves as the Director of Charter School Operations for the Inyo County Superintendent of schools. Prior to this, she was the school business manager for Charter School Management Corporation, and an audit supervisor for Vavrinek, Trine, Day, and Co. LLP. Ms. Rivas is a graduate of California State University San Bernadino.

 

Rohit Shukla - Board President

Rohit Shukla is the CEO of the Larta Foundation. He is an established thought leader and respected practitioner on innovation, commercialization, and enterprise and technology-led economic development. He has advised governments, multilateral organizations, communities and enterprises throughout the world, creating initiatives that expand entrepreneurship, promote commercialization and enhance the competitiveness of regions across many parts of the globe. Mr. Shukla was tapped by the State of California to author and develop its innovation and entrepreneurship initiative, the California Technology Investment Partnership (CalTIP), and helped to write the legislation that brought the program into being in California.

 

Dr. Raul Carranza - Superintendent

Dr. Carranza joined TEACH in 2011 as the Principal of TEACH Academy. After two and a half years in that position, Dr. Carranza was appointed as Superintendent of Schools for TEACH in July 2014. Prior to joining TEACH, Dr. Carranza served in various administrative positions in public and charter schools in southern California, including as principal at several schools. Prior to his administrative positions, Dr. Carranza taught English, visual and performing arts, Spanish, history and social studies at various high schools in and around Los Angeles for over six years. Dr. Carranza earned his BA in Spanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies from University of California Santa Barbara, his MA in Educational Administration from California State University San Bernardino, his Ed.D from Argosy University, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Spanish Literature from University of Southern California.