The One Spark Foundation Board of Directors meets once a month. The goals for our Directors are as follows:
- Provide fiduciary oversight for One Spark Foundation, a non-profit corporation
- Discuss, create, approve and support legal documents as required by the state and IRS
- Brainstorm ideas regarding fundraising, long term goals and sustainability
- Support the philosophy and vision, as written by Founder and Executive Director Lori S. Peters
- Support public relations efforts in the community
The Board of Directors is not involved in the day to day operations of One Spark Academy.
OSF Board President and Co-Founder of One Spark Academy
Todd makes software for small businesses, organizations, and individuals through his company, Geist Interactive, and is well known in the FileMaker community. With clients all over the world, he cares deeply about the success of small businesses that incorporate innovation, creativity, social responsibility, and good will to others.
Picasso once said: “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. Lori Peters and I have talked a lot about these type of children, and how best to prepare them for the world into which they will “grow up”. We realized that for our children to be successful in life, they will need to be the most flexible, collaborative, resilient, creative and confident generation ever.
Dr. Doug Andersen grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and has lived in the Conejo Valley since 1975. He has been a Family Practice Dentist in Thousand Oaks since 1990 and is married to Rochelle for almost 20 years. They have a son Jacob, who attended classes at One Spark Academy.
Michele is the parent of Aidan, presently a 9th grade student who attends classes at One Spark Academy, and Adele, a 6th grader at OSA. She previously taught English at high schools in New York and Massachusetts. She has a B.A. in English and a Masters in Secondary Education.
Member at Large
I am a proud supporter of whole-child education in general and OSA in particular. My son Aidan attended classes at One Spark Academy and is now in high school, and my wife Robin Lindsey is a One Spark teacher. As a librarian at Oxnard College, I am an educator in my workaday life. I also like to teach kids about the mysteries of ham radio. Thank you for looking into a wonderful educational alternative: One Spark Academy.
Member at Large
As someone who was raised abroad, in England, Lebanon, and India, as well as the US, Jennifer has learned that you make your home where you are. So in Thousand Oaks, as in Sheffield, England or Taylor, Texas, Jennifer has used her 20 years of experience, skill, and determination as an HR professional to advocate and make change in her community. As the a wife and mother of three children, including Emerson Kerr who attended One Spark, it is perhaps inevitable that she finds herself on the One Spark Board of Directors, among those who are as dedicated to education as they are to the larger community. Jennifer is so committed to OSA that she attends most of our Board meetings remotely, while living now in Louisville, Kentucky!