Governance Board Committees


Standing Committee Meetings 2015-2016

• Academic Support (curriculum review, computer, testing, academic events, schedules): K. Yonemura, C. Bautista, O. Naturman, S. Simkin, T. Walsh

• Student Services (student leadership council, standards/conduct): M. Canel, A. Dorian, K MacDonald, C. Mazer, M. Padua, C. Wynkoop

• School Operations (safety/facilities, hiring/personnel, school calendar/student events): P. Collier, R. Gustafson, B. Jamieson, J. Klass, M. Marcus, A. Ward

• Community Outreach (HIP Liaison, Fundraising/Grant Writing, community outreach): L. Alchanati, N. McMillan, D. Pattison, J. Preuss, T. Schroeder, D. Steenhoek

•Meetings 3rd Tuesday of the month: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.




 •Academic Support: room 9
 •Student Services: room 6
 •School Operations: room 7
 •Community Outreach: room 12

Charter Governance


Governance Board   Governance Board Officers 2015-2016 to be announced
Teachers (6)
Renee Gustafson, UTLA Representative
Mary Jo Canel

Danny Pattison

Curtis Wynkoop

Lesleigh Alchanati, Teacher Alternate

Kelly MacDonald, Teacher Alternate

Staff and Parents
Movses Tarakhchyan Principal
Anna Florez, Staff Representative
Joanna Lebans, Parent, Council President
Sara Polinsky, Parent, Council Secretary

Diana Berlin, Parent, Council Vice-President

Mark Wolper, Parent, Council Parlimentarian

Cheri Cook, Parent

Heather Thompson, Parent Alternate


for more information about our Governance Board and Standing Committees, click here.  Brief Charter Overview






School Profile

Hesby Oaks School opened in 2006 after nearly two decades closed. Our school spans the elementary and middle school grades to offer an intimate and nurturing community educational experience unique in the Los Angeles Unified School District.




Our residential area is South of the 101 Freeway, West of the 405 Freeway, East of Hayvenhurst and North of Ventura.  (Our middle school area also includes a few streets South of Ventura) If you are not sure of your resident status, please go to the “Find a School” tab at LAUSD.NET

If you live outside the Hesby Oaks residential boundaries you may be able to attend Hesby on a permit.  We are able to issue permits based on available space within each grade level.  We do not offer Child Care permits.

Lottery applications will be available in our office starting April 1st.  The deadline for submitting applications is April 30th.  We will have a lottery the first week of May.  All applicants not selected will be placed on a waiting list.

Thank you for your interest in Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter.



Enrollment Procedures - Elementary School

If you live within the Hesby residential area, you may register your child for the current school year at any time. Registration for the up-coming school year begins in April.