DELTA SCHOOL BOARD Mary Altier - President Mary Altier has been involved in public education in California for 50 years. Although she has taught many grade levels from elementary to adult, most of her experience has been in a continuation high school setting where she taught a variety of subjects. The main thrust of her work there however was as a work experience co-ordinator and career counselor, where she encouraged ROP classes, employment, job shadowing, internships, and college visits. Throughout her professional and volunteer career, she has dedicated her life to the concept of all students finding a place where they can be respected, enlightened and realize their dreams while preparing for their futures. Ms. Altier is also a well-published and exhibited travel photographer and writer who brings a view of the larger world from her many years of traveling to and documenting 95 countries. Her other community involvement includes stints on the boards of The Arts Council of Santa Cruz County and The Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville. She is currently on the board of the Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz where she chooses the movies for and co ordinates a film series dedicated to current and classic Italian films.
Felix Robles Felix is a retired college dean with deep ties to the K-12 community. In his position as division dean of Business, English and Language Arts at Cabrillo College, he has a history of service to students. Mr. Robles has spent 32 years in education and education administration, with seven years as a K-12 trustee for Santa Cruz City Schools. In addition to his work in education, Mr. Robles has been a board member with the Cabrillo Music Festival, the Santa Cruz County Symphony, and an art museum. He is past president of the Santa Cruz County Cultural Council and the Central Coast Counties Development Corporation. Mr. Robles’ impact is felt throughout Delta as he participates in supporting Delta students as they transition to Cabrillo College, offering students a glimpse into their possibilities that exist for their own futures. He holds a B. A. in Spanish/French Language and Literature and an M.A. in Spanish Literature, both from San Jose State University.
Claudia Vestal Claudia Vestal is currently serving her 12th year as a board member on the Santa Cruz City Schools Board. As a trustee, she serves on the district's Wellness Committee, the City Council/City Schools Committee, the Schools Plus Board, and the Delta High School Board. Claudia is the coordinator of Casa Pequeña, which is a network of child care homes serving low-income families and Cabrillo College students. She also owns a preschool in Live Oak and has worked as an infant/toddler specialist for WestEd. She holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts, San Jose State College, a teaching credential in early childhood education, Cabrillo College, and a master's degree in human development, Pacific Oaks College.
Delta Charter School was established in January 1995 through authority established in Education Code Section 47602. Delta Charter School is currently operating one 9th through 12th grade school and is chartered by Santa Cruz City Schools. The governing board consists of seven trustees. The trustees are representatives of Cabrillo, the community, parents and the chartering district, Santa Cruz City Schools. Board meetings are held quarterly and include a review of operations, program and staffing.
2019-20 Regular Meeting Schedule All meetings begin at 3:30 and are held at Delta High School Room 1196A August 16, 2019 Board Retreat September 13, 2019 October 4, 2019 December 13, 2019 March 13, 2020 June 16, 2020