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. If you need ADA assistance please email  

Public Comments: Individuals wishing to provide public comment at a virtual Board meeting must send their comments in writing to prior to the meeting. In your email, please include whether you are commenting on non-agenda items or a specific agenda item (reference the agenda item number). Comments submitted by email will be read aloud during the Board meeting for up to three (3) minutes. If comments are in Spanish or another language, they will be translated to English and such comments will be limited to six (6) minutes. The Board of Directors may limit the total time for public comment to a reasonable time.

Board of Directors

Celina Cunningham, Chairman of the Board, Community/Business Representative Contact

Michelle Hellerud, Vice Chairman, Community/Business and Parent Representative

Cathy Kniss, Secretary, Staff Representative

Jeannie Ortiz, Treasurer, Parent Representative

Alisa Cunningham, Community/Education Representative

2020-2021 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
September 9, 2020
September 16, 2020 (Special Board Meeting) *CanceledAgenda
September 17, 2020 (Special Board Meeting)Agenda
September 24, 2020AgendaMinutes
December 9, 2020
March 9, 2021
June 17, 2021
June 24, 2021