Grow Public Schools Board of Directors
A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Grow Public Schools’ Board of Directors.
With a strong commitment to the specific needs of the communities we serve, our board includes a community member and parent to represent each area where our schools are located.
Board meetings are open to the public. For information on how to participate, please reach out to Afaf Aldhulay.
Board of Trustees
SPGA Parent Representative
Arvin Community Representative
California State University, Bakersfield Representative
In 2011, the Grimm Family Education Foundation was founded, with the goal of identifying and implementing opportunities to improve student achievement, wellness and opportunity in Kern County.
Chief Executive Officer
Communications & Branding Manager
Chief of Schools
Grow Academy Arvin
Director of Business
Services & Compliance
Chief Operating Officer
Grow Academy Shafter
Academic Data Coordinator
Learning & Innovation
Director of Human Resources
Director of Operations
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Human Resources Generalist
Grow Public Schools will continue to collaborate with other like-minded, reform-oriented non-profits, private companies, and traditional school districts to maximize our collective impact.
The Grimm Family Education Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Bakersfield, California. Working with students, teachers, and parents, the Foundation supports initiatives to improve education and community wellness in Kern County.
We partner closely with the following organizations to provide high-quality academic, back-office management, and health and wellness services for our students:
Edible Schoolyard Kern County is modeled after the pioneering work of Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard Project in Berkeley, California. The Grimm Family Education Foundation created the ESY Kern County programs to encourage children in their discovery and development of a healthy relationship with the food they eat.