Leadership Team

Margaret Fortune, President/CEO

Margaret Fortune is changing what’s possible when you create excellent educational options for Black children. As the President/CEO of seven K-12 public charter schools in Sacramento and San Bernardino counties with a combined enrollment of more than 1,800 students, Fortune’s work is pointed towards one North star—to close the African American achievement gap. Fortune has founded some of the top majority African American public schools in the state of California. Fortune founded an early college high school in partnership with Cosumnes River College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Students are able to earn a high school diploma and associate’s degree upon graduation.


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Management Team




Bonnie Bensen

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 916.924.8633 


Michelle Grace

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 916.924.8633 




Dr. Roque Neto

Dean of Higher Education

Phone: 916.924.8633 x120

Cell: 916.956.2069




Shonda Moore

Director of Marketing & Communications

Phone: 916.924.8633 x119

Cell: 951.963.4362


Matt Taylor

Director of Data, Analytics & Strategy

Phone: 916.924.8633 x124
Cell: 916.212.5917


Managers & Coordinators


Amber Stewart

Facilities Manager

Phone: 916.924.8633

Cell: 916.508.2207