FRCS Board Meetings are scheduled for selected Tuesdays of selected months at 5:30PM on the FRCS campus. Click here to see our meeting calendar. Agendas for upcoming meetings will be posted here on the Friday prior to a regular meeting and 24-hours in advance of any emergency meetings. To place an item on the agenda please complete the agenda item form and submit it to the school office or email it to the board at email@example.com at least one week prior to a regular meeting date.
Joining the Board of Directors
Responsibilities of Board Members
Board members participate in Board meetings and provide input and guidance for the school operations and future. Board responsibilities and oversight include: budget, fundraising, policy, transportation, enrollment, volunteer coordination, facilities and furnishings, advertising, charter renewal, etc. Individual Board members typically take on one or more elements of responsibility, as well as assisting other Board members, volunteers, and staff with larger tasks, as required. Representatives are typically elected to a three-year term.
The Board member requirements include:
1. Representatives shall be available and willing to attend regularly scheduled and special board meetings.
2. Parent Representatives must be the parent of a child currently enrolled in FRCS.
3. Community Representatives must NOT be the parent of a child currently enrolled in FRCS.
4. Representatives shall be interested in the management, operation, guidance, direction and promotion of FRCS.
FRCS Board of Directors
Teresa was raised in Salinas, California, and moved to Chico after graduating from high school. In Chico,
she attended Butte College where she obtained her Certified Nurse Assistant and In-Home Health Aid
Certificates. As a CNA she has worked in nursing homes, private homes, and non-profits that focus on
offering support to disabled individuals. In 2009 Teresa and her husband moved to Forest Ranch where
they soon became part of the mountain community. She has two sons Diego and Antonio. Both boys now
attend Forest Ranch Charter School, where Teresa has been a part of the Parent Teacher Partnership.
After completing the teaching program in 2000 at Chico State University, he taught all grades of High School English including Honors and Advanced Placement classes for 13 years in a small rural community. He is currently in his fourth year at Pivot Charter schools in Chico. He enjoys creative writing and has had poetry published in an anthology of contemporary poets. He is a huge fan of Shakespeare and the classics. He has been a resident of Forest Ranch for 8 years. He and his wife have been married for 19 years and have a son named Elijah who used to attend FRCS. He enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing when he can get away. Other interests include genealogy, photography, and building things with his hands. He is really excited about getting to work with a team that truly cares about kids and serving their needs so they have the best chance at accomplishing their dreams. He sees the opportunity as a privilege because there is nothing better than seeing a young person discover their potential and use it to become a successful adult.
Joanna Robbins - Treasurer
Joanna was born and raised in Chico and moved to Forest Ranch in 2019 where her husband grew up and also attended school at the same campus. The whole family was excited to be a part of this small mountain community where they bought and developed raw land and built their own custom home over nearly 4 years while living in a trailer the entire time. Joanna shares a passion with her husband Jared for interior design, architecture, and creating custom home designs and furniture. Joanna attended Butte College and obtained her AA degree in Respiratory Therapy in 2009 and currently works part-time as a Charge RT at Enloe Medical Center. She has 2 children, Asher and Adeline who attend FRCS. Joanna is excited to be part of the school board to assist and ensure it continues to support our children’s excellent education and the environment that makes FRCS so special to her and the community.
Janessa is a lifelong Butte County resident who attended Feather Falls Elementary School as a child. Janessa attended Butte Community College, where she earned several associate degrees including an AS in Natural Resources and Behavioral Sciences. Janessa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix, and became a sworn Peace Officer for California State Parks, where she currently serves as a Police Officer K-9 Handler for the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. Janessa holds several instructorships and certifications to include Emergency Medical Technician,
Emergency Medical Services instructor, POST firearms instructor, and Field Training Officer. Janessa also works for Butte Community College as an associate faculty member who specializes in Physical Training instruction for the public safety academies.
Tamba Sellu - Parent Representative
Beth received her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Oregon, proceeding to teach high school art at Tillamook High School. She then joined VISTA and served a year on the east coast. She obtained her lifelong teaching credential at San Francisco State College and a Master’s Degree in Education at Chico State. She has taught at most grade levels, both as a substitute and a teacher. She also served as a Director at two Childcare Centers. From 2008 to 2017 she was the Coordinator of the After School Program at Forest Ranch Charter School.
She and her husband founded and ran the cross country kid’s program called the Chico Cheetahs for several years. She has served on the Forest Ranch Community Association board in various roles. Presently she is the editor of the Forest Ranch Post.