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Governance Council

Distinguished School

-Meets at least 6 times per school year. 

-Agendas are developed prior to the meetings. 

-Consensus Oriented decision-making body. 

-Ensures we have direct involvement of parents and teachers in the process of implementing the plan outlined in our Charter. 

-Serves in an advisory capacity.

2021-2022 Council Members

Executive Officers

Chairperson - Craig Holliman, Parent 

Vice-Chairperson - Jeff Sites, Parent 

Secretary - Jennifer Grooms, Teacher 

Parliamentarian - America Castagnola, School Coordinator/UTLA Rep 

Principal - Katherine Chavez


Teacher Representative 1- Dave Aparicio 

Teacher Representative/UTLA Representative 2- America Castagnola 

Teacher Representative 3- Jennifer Conklin-Lee 

Staff Representative 4 - Sue Smith 

Principal 5-- Katherine Chavez 

Parent Representative 1- Bonnie Icenbice 

Parent Representative 2- Chester Kido  

Parent Representative 3- Jeff Sites 

Parent Representative 4- Jiyoung Shin 

Parent Representative 5- Craig Holliman 

Parent Representative 6- Naza Holliman

Governance Council

Topeka Contact Info

Address: 9815 Topeka Drive, Northridge, CA 91324 

Tel: 818-886-2266

Fax: 818-885-7682 

Office Hours (M-F):

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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