Board Member Recruitment



Ceiba Public Schools is looking for experienced and passionate community leaders to serve on its Board of Directors. We are looking to expand our network to include additional members of the Watsonville community who can continue to elevate the needs of our students, and the dedicated staff that supports their learning. Currently, the five-member Ceiba board is fortunate to enjoy a strong set of board members, and we seek to ensure that our board reflects the demographics of the students we serve.

The best way to learn more, to demonstrate interest, and to get started being considered for board membership is to attend our board meetings and constructively participate as a member of the public. Like any charter school, our board meetings are open to the public and easy to access - just click on the Board Meeting Calendar link on our home page to find our next meeting.


The Board is responsible for establishing broad policies and overseeing high-level decisions that affect the organization, including:

  • Adopting policies to ensure that our schools are run effectively, legally, and ethically;
  • Hiring, overseeing, evaluating, and supporting the Superintendent;
  • Approving the annual budget and monitoring the finances for long-term viability;
  • Setting policies and approving documents as required by state or federal law; and
  • Seeing that adequate funds are secured for the operating and capital needs of our schools.



  • Prepare for and attend 12 regular evening board meetings each year, as well as one or two board retreats, scheduled committee meetings, and important school events;
  • Be available by phone or email as needed; respond to calls and emails in a timely manner.


  • Leadership experience with a proven track record of results, ideally in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and inclination to work collaboratively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • Commitment to and interest in public education
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


We are especially seeking individuals with any of the following areas of expertise:

  • School and/or non-profit leadership
  • Designing, delivering, and evaluating an academically rigorous education program, including

curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments

  • Attracting, developing, and retaining educators
  • Community organizing
  • Fundraising, including event organizing and individual solicitation
  • Real estate acquisition and development, including project financing
  • Public and Community Relations: marketing, working with the media

For more information: contact Michael Jones, Board Chair: ​[email protected]