Governing Board

Notices for the board meetings are posted on our website (linked below) and on our enrollment office door at least 24 hours prior to each meeting. Our enrollment office is at 7102 N 58th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301 and the door is accessible on Glenn Ave. next to our large “Now Enrolling” banner.

Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm at Alexander Hamilton Community School (7102 N 58th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301) and are open to the public.

 

Governing Board Meeting Documents

Click here for Board Meeting Notices and Agendas

Click here for Board Meeting Minutes

 

Governing Board Members

Mario Gonzalez 
Mario Gonzalez is currently the Dean of Academics at Western School of Science and Technology where he is the administrator for testing, special education, and student discipline. He has over a decade of experience as a classroom special education teacher and consultant in K-8 Arizona schools. His leadership skills have led to successful implementation of instructional strategies in both traditional public and charter school environments. Mr. Gonzalez’s experience with TeamCFA schools that implement the Core Knowledge sequence, along with his experience with special education services, will greatly assist the Governing Board in its policy making responsibilities.

LaSetta Hogans 
LaSetta Hogans has nearly ten years’ experience in workforce development including youth and dislocated adult worker programs. She is the Executive Director of the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board. She has demonstrated community building, staff development and training skills across diverse populations of Phoenix, Arizona residents. She received a MSW in 2016 and completed practicums and other training related to family counseling. Based on her relationship with the City of Phoenix, Ms. Hogans has built a vast network of community partnership with nonprofits, government agencies, and schools to support the needs of children and youth. Her community development skills, experience in social services in Phoenix, and her passion for children and youth development will greatly support the work of AHCS.

Dustin Panoff
Dustin Panoff is the Operations Director for Y Achievers Program with the Valley of the Sun YMCA. The Y Achievers program supports the education, employment, and leadership skill development needs of three hundred Phoenix teens and young adults ages 14-24. In his role he leads a staff of 10 and manages a budget of $1.2 Million annually. Prior to his work the YMCA, Mr. Panoff served as a counselor and case manager for homeless and profoundly disabled adults in Wisconsin. He has volunteered as a basketball coach for school age children for several years. With his experience in staff and budget management, Mr. Panoff will greatly assist the staff development and financial development needs of AHCS.

Corporate Board Members

Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle is the Founding School Director of Western School of Science and Technology: A Challenge Foundation Academy (“Western: CFA”), a high-performing urban charter school in Phoenix, Arizona.  In this capacity, Mr. Boyle serves as school principal and executive director managing a $5 million budget, $6 million facility, staff of forty-five, and almost 600 students. He has spoken at state-wide and national conferences on data-driven instructional programs, staff culture, and STEM education.  Under his leadership, Western: CFA has become the highest-performing public high school in west Phoenix and achieved its full accreditation from AdvancEd. In 2017, he was named TeamCFA’s Administrator of the Year, and in 2014, he won the Maryvale Revitalization Corporation Educating Excellence award. He was the Runner Up for the Arizona Charter Schools Association Transformational Leader of the Year in 2017.

In the community, he is Vice Chair of the Friends of Maryvale Revitalization Corporation Advisory Board and a member of Suns Charities 88 and the AG2 Leadership Board of Scottsdale Arts.  He is also a graduate of Valley Leadership, Class 38 and a Teach For America alum. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and an M.Ed. degree from Arizona State University in secondary education.

Matt Sandoval
Matt Sandoval has been an Arizona education and nonprofit leader since 2001, when he began his career in education teaching high school mathematics in west Phoenix.  He then transitioned to become a leader – eventually Vice President for Community Initiatives – at the Valley of the Sun YMCA, where he both managed the Maryvale branch and surpassed local and regional fundraising goals.  Under his leadership, community memberships increased by over 25% year-on-year.

Matt currently serves as Arizona State Director for TeamCFA.  In that capacity, he is responsible for maintaining TeamCFA’s operational and academic excellence in Arizona, cultivating and developing school boards, and supporting the growth and development of additional TeamCFA schools in the state.  He has served on two charter school boards and has been recognized as a 2015 Valle del Sol Hispanic Leadership Initiative honoree, 2014 Maryvale Revitalization Corporation Educating Excellence winner, and one of Phoenix’s 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 in 2010.  He holds a BA from Arizona Christian University and an MEd from Arizona State University.

Matt’s successful experience at the classroom and school board levels will be beneficial to the school’s academic program performance.  In addition, his business acumen and experience in leading and growing successful nonprofits, as well as wealth of experience and community connections in west Phoenix, will be invaluable to the school.  He plans to use these experiences to support the planning and implementation of the school.

Tony Best
Tony Best has been an educational leader in Arizona for almost two decades.  After beginning his career as a third grade teacher at Grayhawk Elementary School in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, where he spent almost a decade in the classroom, Mr. Best became a national consultant for the Core Knowledge Foundation.  In this role, he supported schools nationwide in their implementation of the Core Knowledge Sequence.

In 2009, Mr. Best was recruited by the TeamCFA Foundation to serve as Founding School Director of Pioneer Preparatory School: A Challenge Foundation Academy (“Pioneer Prep: CFA”).  In this role, he oversaw Pioneer Prep: CFA’s growth from serving 80 students in grades K-2 to over 600 in grades K-6. Pioneer Prep: CFA was recognized in 2011 by the Arizona Department of Education for its exceptional academic growth – among the top 6% of all schools in the state.  His time at Pioneer Prep: CFA culminated in the successful purchase and refinancing of the school’s facility.

After eight years leading Pioneer Prep: CFA, Mr. Best became the national Director of School Support for the TeamCFA Foundation, overseeing the network’s instructional coaching and leadership development programs. Mr. Best currently serves as Arizona State Director for TeamCFA.  In that capacity, he is responsible for maintaining TeamCFA’s operational and academic excellence in Arizona, cultivating and developing school boards, and supporting the growth and development of additional TeamCFA schools in the state. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Northern Arizona University in elementary education.