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Discovery Charter School Board of Directors

Discovery Charter School Board Directors
 
Warren Edwards- Discovery Charter Board of Directors, Vice-President
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.
 

Christopher Foisie –  Discovery Charter Board of Directors Treasurer

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.

 

Toni Sindelar - Discovery Charter School Board of Directors, President
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.

 

Ilan SpielerDiscovery Charter Board of Directors

Ilan is a staff attorney with the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. He has worked extensively on civil litigation cases in a variety of areas. Ilan 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 teacher. Ilan has two children enrolled at the Phoenix campus. His interests include cooking, computers and technology, and playing guitar, and writing music.
 
Pooja Chopra-  Discovery Charter Board of Directors, Secretary