Executive Director / CEO

Executive Director/CEO BA, Fine Arts and English Literature, UC Los AngelesMasters in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Email Farnaz 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 her career as…

Chief Academic Officer

Chief Academic Officer BA, Amherst CollegeMA, Harvard Divinity School Email Danielle 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 the world.…

Director of Growth & Sustainability

Director of Growth & Sustainability JD, Temple Law SchoolBS, Suny Albany Email Alison 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 Charter High School…

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Director of Strategic Initiatives Email Kami 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 to Los…

Director of Principal Development / Coach

Director of Principal Development / Coach BA, Women’s Studies, UC BerkeleyMA, Education (and Teaching Credentials), StanfordEd.D., Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education Email Beth 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 of…