Our Leadership Team


Chief executive officer & founder

Kathie Cage M.A. Education

Kathie Cage attended Mills College in Oakland, CA where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2011) and a Master of Arts degree in Education (2014). She continued her graduate education by attending Notre Dame de Namur University in 2015 where she completed the Education Specialist MM & MS Certification Programs; and is currently a candidate for an Administrative Services Credential.  Kathie currently is an advisory board member for the City of Menlo Park and teaches in Hayward, CA where she  enjoys using her knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis  to support her students. 


Activities & Affiliations

  • California Teachers Association, NEA, Member

  • Certification Multiple Subjects, Education Specialist MM & MS

  • NAEYC, Member

  • District Advisory Board Member, City of Menlo Park 2018

  • NAACP Member Stanford Chapter 2018

  • Founder of American Council of Teachers Incorporated 2012


Educator & Board member

Vincent Bordelon M.S. Physical Education

Vincent Bordelon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education (1988), and his Master of Science in Physical Education (1990) from California State University, Hayward. He's a retired Institutional Officer with the Alameda County Probation Department, and currently teaches at Oakland Military Institute (OMI) and teaches Health Education and Kinesiology courses at Laney College in Oakland, CA.


Activities & Affiliations

  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Member

  • American Coaches Association

  • California Community Colleges Teacher Association, Member

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Director of data analytics & board member

DeAnna Jernigan- African-American History

DeAnna Jernigan attended University of California, Riverside where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and African-American History and a Master of Arts degree in African-American History . She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and an advocate for children. DeAnna currently works as a lead executive manager for a Bay Area company.  

Activities & Affiliations

  • Delta Sigma Theta, Member




 Organizational development consultant & board member

Dorothy Lawrence M.A. Education | Certified LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt

Dorothy Lawrence received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Mills College (2011) and a Master of Arts degree in Education, specializing in adult education and training, from the University of Phoenix (2013). She specializes in performance improvement, organizational development and training and is a certified LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt by the Management and Strategy Institute. Dorothy currently works in the Healthcare field and also provides consultative services for local businesses. 

Activities & Affiliations

  • Alumnae Association of Mills College, Board Member

  • Organization Development Network, Member

Educational Consultants & Contributors


Principal Brian White M.A., Education

Principal White received his Administrative Credential from California State University- East Bay, 2008, Master in Education  from University San Francisco with a concentration in Learning Instruction and  Special Education, 2007, Bachelor Degree University of California, Berkeley 2002

Activities & Affiliations:

  • President of the UC Berkeley National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • Polaris of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. - Gamma Zeta Chapter

  • Competed Intercollegiate Athletics - Football; Track & Field

  • Interned with the Media Relations Department as a Sports Information Director


Former Sgt. Charlotte Cage B.S.S., Criminal Justice

Charlotte Cage is an Administrative Assistant for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University and an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies from Phillips Junior College. Charlotte served as a Human Resource Specialist in the United States Army for 9 years, where she spent 5 years stationed at the Army Pentagon in Washington, DC before retiring as a federal civilian from the Department of Defense in 2017. Charlotte is currently pursuing her Masters degree from Troy University in Mental Health Counseling.

Activities and Affiliations:

  • United States Army Veteran


Assistant Principal Stephanie Douglas M. A., Urban Education & Administrative Policy

Assistant Principal Douglas received her Masters from Loyola Marymount University 2017, She is an Alumni of Howard University 2014 Pre-Med 2014. Stephanie is currently working as Founding Dean of Culture and Assistant Principal at Challenge Charter Middle School in New York. Stephanie is dedicated to making a change in the lives of her students.

  Activities & Affiliations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororities member 2016