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Our next board meeting is scheduled for June 20, 2024  from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
*The agenda will be posted here 72 hours beforehand.

The Caliber Public Schools Board of Directors is the governing body for Caliber Public Schools a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, which operates Caliber: Beta Academy and Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy.

Board Members

Nolan Highbaugh, Board Chair (Email)
Currently General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for BookNook Inc., Nolan has provided legal counsel to education management organizations for over two decades. Prior to joining BookNook, Nolan was General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for the KIPP Foundation; during his time with KIPP, he was a key leader in the execution of KIPP school network expansion from 8 to 270 schools in eighteen years representing an increase in students served from approximately 1,300 to 113,000 in twenty states and the District of Columbia. Before entering law school, Nolan was a Budget and Policy Analyst for both the Chief Administrative Office of Los Angeles County and the Office of Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. in the City and County of San Francisco.  Nolan attended U.C. Berkeley (Go Bears!) where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy and a Master’s in Public Policy. He earned his JD from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California State Bar Association. Finally, and most importantly, Nolan is very proud to have been born and raised in Vallejo, CA where he returns on a regular basis to visit family and conduct ‘VIP’ tours of the city for friends.

Tina Sachs, CFO & Finance Committee Member  (Email)
Tina Sachs is the current Director and Finance Accounting at Khan Academy.   Khan Academy is a worldwide organization whose mission is to provide a world class education for learners everywhere.  She has been in this role for 6 1/2 years helping to scale the organization by building out new products and content, keeping the site running smoothly along with providing meaningful tools for teachers and students throughout the pandemic. Prior to this, she was the CFO at KIPP Foundation which serves students in historically under resourced communities throughout the country.  She helped obtain $50M in stimulus funding which supported the growth of its regions around the country.  She was also responsible for leading IT, office management across the four sites around the country and event services. Tina has two kids, one in college and one in high school.  Both of them have learning differences which continue to provide Tina with a unique perspective and hunger to move the needle for all kids.
Ivette Ramos, Board Secretary (Email)
Ivette Ramos is currently an Office Manager at Elibright Optometry in Vallejo, CA and has over 2o years of experience in the optical field.  Her career spans throughout the Bay Area, with her having worked in several different optometry offices in places like Pinole, Berkeley, and Fairfield. Ivette is married and a proud mother of four, two of which are Caliber ChangeMakers students. She remains active in her children's lives, serving as a sponsorship chair for the Vallejo Aquatics Club, her daughter Naomi's swim team. The club is a USA swimming all year round competitive team offering daily professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages. The Vallejo Aquatics Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving youth in Vallejo and surrounding communities. She also remains a strong advocated for Prader Willi Syndrome awareness, a rare genetic disorder caused by a deletion of chromosome 15 that her son, Victor has. Ivette's two older daughters have bachelor's degrees in Political Science, from San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Katy Vasquez, Board Member (Email)
Katy Vasquez is a parent to five children. She has one daughter who attends Caliber in the 8th grade as well as a grandson who attends Caliber in 3rd grade. Ms. Vasquez has been a parent at Caliber for the past eight years and was a part of the SSC for three years. 

Marie Huxley, Board Member (Email)
Marie Kawase Huxley is currently a Chief Strategy Officer at Attuned Education Partners where she facilitates district and network leadership teams through strategic planning, including clarifying vision and core beliefs and developing a multi-year equity-centered strategic plan. Previously, Marie was the Chief of Schools at KIPP Public Schools Northern California leading the Academics, School Culture, Special Education and Principal Supervision teams serving 17 elementary, middle and high schools. At KIPP she set and led regional priorities with innovative strategies to launch and operate joyful and academically excellent schools which were some of  the highest performing open enrollment public schools in their local school districts and across the state. Prior to KIPP Marie held both school and district leadership roles in the San Francisco Bay Area improving student outcomes toward educational equity. Marie began her career as a high school social studies and Spanish teacher in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a Masters Degree in Education from UCLA’s Teacher Education Program and a Masters Degree of Educational Administration from San Francisco State University. 

Shannon Stockdale, Board Member (Email)
Shannon Stockdale serves as the Chief People and Learning Officer of Lit, a K-12 literacy consulting organizations whose mission is to ensure every kid, everywhere is a reader. As the Chief People and Learning Officer, Shannon leads people strategy with a focus on equity and research across workforce planning and organizational design, talent acquisition, leadership development and talent management. In addition, Shannon leads the knowledge management, data insights, service design and program evaluation functions to ensure that Lit is able to systematically apply learnings for greater impact. Prior to joining Lit, she served as the Vice President, Talent at the KIPP Foundation where she led the KIPP network’s talent strategy across a network of 250+ schools. Under Shannon’s leadership, KIPP implemented a research-based approach to principal development that resulted in 15% increase in Black/Latinx principals and a 25% increase in School Leader retention rates. She has also served as a Director of Operations at KIPP S.T.A.R. College Prep Charter School, a middle school in Harlem and as the Special Projects Manager at The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems. Shannon started her career as a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners, where she developed business strategy for large corporations and non-profits. She holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University and a master’s in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Shannon resides in Berkeley, California with her husband and her three rambunctious children. 

Meetings in 2023-24

September 7, 2023: 4 - 6 p.m.
November 30, 2023: 4 - 6 p.m.
February 28, 2024: 4 - 6 p.m.
April 18, 2024: 4 - 6 p.m.
June 20, 2024: 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Agendas are made public 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.                         
  • Board meetings are open to the public and public participation is welcomed .

Board Agendas, Minutes, & Recordings





September 7, 2023 English  English  
November 30, 2023 English English English
February 28, 2024 English English English
April 18, 2024 English   English
June 20, 2024      

For previous years, click here.