Becoming Smart in More Ways than One
UCSC Board of Directors
Miles E. Myles
He was elected to the Urban Charter School Collective Board in 2014. As a resident of Sacramento, Miles has been working in the field of education for over 20 years. He holds both a CLAD Certification and Administrative Credential. His educational involvement has included school-site administration, parent educator/trainer, classroom teacher, university assistance manager of program services and professional development for teachers, Academic Efficacy trainer, and multiple school-site level committees. He believes all children deserve to receive an excellent education and opportunities for growth that are befitting to their unique personalities and desires for this rapidly changing world. His passion for educational equity and experiences have prepared him to fulfill his new role as an UCSC board member and provide keen insights and directions to the challenges our scholars are facing today and moving forward.
You can contact Mr. Miles by email at Miles-Myles@urbancsc.org.
Yong Lor, B.A., M.A.
Ms. Lor was elected to the Urban Charter School Collective Board in 2017. She has over twenty-years of experience as a science teacher at Goethe/Rosa Parks Middle School and Albert Einstein Middle School, teaching both Life Science and Physical Science. Ms. Lor, a founder of Hmongstory40, has a passion for celebrating culture and diversity as well as promoting leadership within our community. She has served on the SCUSD Hmong Extended Summer School Program Curriculum Committee and held leadership positions such as lead teacher for Project Green.
You can contact Ms. Lor at Yong-Lor@urbancsc.org
Bao Xiong, B.S.
Ms. Xiong was elected to the Urban Charter School Collective Board in 2018. She is the proud parent of two sons, both of whom attended Yav Pem Suab Academy. Since 2011, Ms. Xiong has volunteered her time to support the YPSA community in numerous capacities, including on the PTA and Academy Council. She is committed to giving back to the communities that have nurtured her growth and development personally, academically, and professionally. As such, she has spent her entire career working for mission-driven organizations committed to building healthy and thriving communities.
Currently, Ms. Xiong serves as the Assistant Director of Health Center Operations with the California Primary Care Association. In this capacity, she leads strategic efforts to strengthen the primary care system to improve the health status of communities throughout California, particularly underserved communities. Previously, she held positions with Dignity Health, where she supported efforts to address the workforce needs of hospitals, clinics, and systems offices spanning three states, and for UC Davis School of Medicine, where she managed an innovative undergraduate medical education program aimed at improving access to effective, culturally respectful and equitable health care services for underserved communities by providing rewarding community-based training opportunities to support interest in primary care and underserved care among medical students. Prior to this, Ms. Xiong served as an AmeriCorps member, where she led community outreach and education initiatives in Sacramento and the Central Valley. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from UC Davis.
Guy Ollison, B.A, M.A..
Mr. Ollison was elected to the Urban Charter School Collective Board in 2017. Mr. Ollison holds an Administrative Services Credential and has over twenty years of experience as a science teacher at Rosa Parks (formerly Goethe) Middle School. Besides this, Mr. Ollison is a Senior Fellow for Emerging Leaders Program (NELP). Currently, Mr. Ollison works as a classroom teacher at Golden Empire Elementary School. Mr. Ollison believes in the power of education and its ability to change lives radically. He serves as a proud Science mentor for Breakthrough Sacramento inspiring scholars to pursue careers in education.
Mr. Ollison has served in many leadership positions, including being a District Support Provider for new teachers and joining the SCUSD Middle School Task Force Committee that examined the implementation of school reform. In addition to that, Mr. Ollison served as an advisor to develop a curriculum for the Biological Science and Curriculum Studies and on the Board of Directors for Improve Your Tomorrow, Inc. for over three years. Mr. Ollison is currently a doctoral scholar at the University of Pacific.
You can contact Mr. Ollison at Guy-Ollison@urbancsc.org