Board of Directors

The Learning Choice Academy is an independent, direct-funded charter school. This means that decisions are made by the school’s own elected Board of Directors and gives a strong voice for parents of students attending TLC.

COVID-19 Update-In compliance with the State of California and City of San Diego directives for the public to remain at home during the Coronavirus outbreak, the Board of Directors will meet virtually via Zoom. A link to each meeting can be found on the agenda.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and upon request, The Learning Choice Academy may furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals who require appropriate alternative notification or translation of the agenda in order to participate in Board meetings are invited to contact the Executive Director’s office at 619-463-6849 Ext. 147 or by email at

Public Comments:

“Oral Communications” is set aside for members of the audience to raise issues that are not specifically on the agenda. However, due to public meeting laws, the Board can only listen to your issue, not respond or take action. These presentations are limited to three (3) minutes and the total time allotted to non-agenda items will not exceed ten (10) minutes. The Board may give direction to staff to respond to your concern or you may be offered the option of returning to the next meeting with a citizen-requested agenda item. Please email any request to speak to Subject “Oral Communications” request by 12:00 noon the day of the meeting. 250 words maximum.

Board of Directors

Celina Cunningham, Chairman/Person of the Board, Community/Business Representative (term starts 7-2020 term exp. 7-30-22) Contact

Michelle Hellerud, Vice Chairman/Person, Community/Business and Parent Representative (term starts 7-2020 term exp. 7-30-22)

Cathy Kniss, Secretary, Staff Representative (term starts 7-2021 term exp. 7-30-23)

Alisa Cunningham, Community/Education Representative (term starts 2-2021 term exp. 7-30-23)

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

The Learning Choice Academy’s Board of Directors meets at 5:30 pm at the Learning Choice Academy La Mesa. The Chula Vista and Scripps Ranch school sites have staff available if you’d like to virtually attend the meeting.

(BOD approved)

Meeting DateAgendas Minutes
August 18, 2021
Special Board Meeting
September 8, 2021
December 8, 2021
March 8, 2022
June 16, 2022
June 23, 2022