Farnaz Golshani Flechner

Executive Director/CEO BA, Fine Arts and English Literature, UC Los Angeles Masters in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government email Farnaz Golshani Flechner Farnaz Golshani Flechner is the Executive Director/CEO of Environmental Charter Schools. Farnaz came to ECS in 2018 with more than 20 years’ experience and leadership in the nonprofit sector. She began…

Danielle Kelsick

Chief Academic Officer BA, Amherst College MA, Harvard Divinity School email danielle kelsick Danielle Kelsick is the Chief Academic Officer at Environmental Charter Schools. She was previously the Assistant Principal of Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood. Danielle believes that public education should empower students to think for themselves and be agents of change in…

Alison Suffet Diaz

Director of Growth & Sustainability JD, Temple Law School BS, Suny Albany email alison suffet diaz Alison Suffet Diaz is the Founder of Environmental Charter Schools. With a dynamic team and under Alison’s leadership as the Executive Director & CEO for the majority of the last 20 years, ECS has flourished into award-winning schools. Environmental…

Kami Cotler

Director of Strategic Initiatives email kami cotler   Active in the charter school movement since 2003, Kami Cotler is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Environmental Charter Schools. Kami began her education career in a small, rural district in Virginia, where she taught in an interdisciplinary, alternative program for at-risk high school students. Returning…

Dr. Beth Bernstein-Yamashiro

Director of Principal Development/Coach BA, Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley MA, Education (and Teaching Credentials), Stanford Ed.D., Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education email beth bernstein-yamashiro Dr. Beth Bernstein-Yamashiro is the Director of Principal Development/Coach at ECS. She was most recently the Founding Principal at ECMS-Inglewood. Beth has spent the past 25 years in various realms…