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Toni Sinclair - DCS Board PresidentToni Sindelar
Discovery Charter School Board of Directors, President
On DCS Board since July 2021
After teaching for 13 great years as a middle school teacher at Discovery Phoenix, Toni has started a new chapter as a board member. She graduated from San Jose State University’s College of Education in 2008. She participated in a dual credential/ Master’s program at the Critical Research Academy, specializing in curriculum and issues of social justice. She was recognized as a 2015-16 Hero of the Classroom by the San Francisco 49ers and Symetra.  Toni has a particular interest in mild to moderate learning disabilities and researched teacher accommodations for children with writing disabilities in the mainstream classroom as part of her Master’s curriculum. She and her family enjoy movies, traveling, and hiking. Toni also loves reading and other creative endeavors.
Warren EdwardsWarren Edwards
Discovery Charter Board of Directors, Vice-President
On DCS Board since July 2022
Warren Edwards was born in Central Texas. He lived and worked in Austin for several years for Bay Area-based technology companies. In 2009, he married Jennifer Guess at a ceremony in Austin. One week later, the newlyweds relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to start their "adventures in life" together. They now call the Bay Area "home" and have three children, all born in California. Their oldest two children attend classes at the Phoenix campus of Discovery Charter School. The youngest is not (yet) in school. Warren tells many stories of public school teachers back in Texas who were positive influences in his life. He is an advocate for the positive role of teachers in our society.
Discovery Charter SchoolsChristopher Foisie 
Discovery Charter Board of Directors Treasurer
On DCS Board since July 2018
Christopher has been a leader and financial professional for 15 years. He has spent a great deal of his professional career negotiating complex revenue contracts and managing expectations with sales teams, aligning corporate financial decisions, and working cross-functionally to manage growth goals. Education is in Chris’ blood – his mom was a teacher.  Growing up in an educational environment instilled in him the value of good educators and the impact they make on children’s lives. Chris has two children enrolled at the Falcon campus. He and his family have an active lifestyle. They enjoy downhill skiing and many Tahoe winters. 
Discovery Charter SchoolsIlan Spieler
Discovery Charter Board of Directors
On DCS Board since July 2018
An attorney for 18 years, Ilan now works at the Sixth District Court of Appeal.  He has had a lifelong interest in education, volunteering at schools long before he started his family, and at one point in his life's journey, he considered becoming a kindergarten teacher.  Ilan has one child enrolled at the Phoenix campus, and another that graduated from Discovery.  He served as president of the DCS board for four years.  He enjoys cooking and playing guitar.
Pooja ChopraPooja Chopra 
Discovery Charter Board of Directors, Secretary
On DCS Board since July 2022

Pooja was born and raised in Indore, a small cute town in the heart of India, She got married and moved to the Bay Area 25 years ago. Since then she has worked and volunteered in the field of arts and education. After delivering her first son her focus was to raise him. When it was time for him to start his kindergarten they came across Discovery Charter school. They loved the philosophy of DCS, especially the focus on developmental education and parents being part of that education. They joined Discovery in 2006 when it first opened its gates to everyone. Pooja got involved initially as a parent volunteer, later as a classroom coordinator, as a PSC officer, as a PSC President and then as an alumni parent and now as a board member. Both her boys, Avi and Adi, graduated from Discovery and are now successful in what they are doing. Pooja is proud of and very thankful for what they learned at DCS.