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 Michelle Lumis.
Board of Trustees
Dr. Jean Fuller
Grimm Family Education
SPGA Parent Representative
Arvin Community 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
Director of School Operations
Chief Academic Officer
Principal at Grow Academy Arvin
Chief Operating Officer
Principal at Grow Academy Shafter
Monica Jara Guerra
Director of Community
Independant Study Coordinator
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Generalist
Communications & Branding Manager
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.