Board of Directors
Tony Skinner is a lifelong resident of Ventura County.He currently serves as the Business Representative for the Tri County Building and Construction Trades Council, a position held since 2005. He is the President of the IBEW Local 952 and has been a trustee on the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee since 2002. In addition, Mr. Skinner also sits on the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County. He is the ACE Board President, and has been working to make this school possible since 2005.
Dr. Roger Rice
Dr. Rice is the Deputy Superintendent of Student Services for VCOE and a founding member of the ACE Board of Directors. He has previously held positions in Secondary Education in both the teaching and administrative capacities. His many years of experience in all areas of the Secondary School system, continue to make him an asset to ACE Charter High. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Rice was named Teacher of the Year at Montgomery HighSchool in the Sweetwater Union High School District in 1995; was Honored as the Educator of the Year by the Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce in 1999; earned the Administrator of the Year Award for Human Resources in 2005 by the local chapter of the Association of California School Administrators and was awarded his Doctoral degree in Education with an emphasis in high school reform from the University of Southern California in 2007.
Gary started Cushing Public Affairs in 2012 after working with Rincon Strategies to focus on representing businesses to government. Gary has a degree in Political Science from California State University, Channel Islands and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Cal Lutheran University. Gary has been an active member in the Community involved in the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, Ventura County Tax Payers Association, Boys and Girls Club advisory board, Camarillo Hospice advisory board, Camarillo Health Care District advisory board, Chamber Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara County.
Judy Perkins is currently the Principal at Oxnard Adult School. She is well known for her expertise in Educational Leadership, and staff development. She is also interested in instructional design.
David Carlson is an Architect and Certified Access Specialist. Like Mr. Skinner, he brings an industry perspective to the Board of Directors. He currently works for California State University Channel Islands. In addition to the ACE Board, he also serves on the Board of the Camarillo Ranch Foundation as President as well as the Community Relations Committee Chair.
Richard Urias is the Director of Charter School Support and Oversight for the Ventura County Office of Education. He began his educational career as an English teacher at El Camino Real HS in LAUSD for six years before becoming a high school administrator. In his 13 years as a HS administrator, he has worked at Westlake HS, Newbury Park HS, and Oxnard HS and been involved in all aspects of high school leadership and has particular strength in master schedule, counseling, and instruction and assessment. This experience makes him an asset to ACE Charter High School and the Board of Directors. In addition to many service awards and recognitions, he was named Associate Principal of the Year in 2014 by the local chapter of the Association of California School Administrators.
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