Current Board Members

Below is a list of 2019/2020 CCDS Board Members with a brief bio of each of them.

2020/21 Board of Directors

Jessika Lawrence, Board Chair

Jessika Lawrence has two children enrolled at CCDS. Jessika is an Associate Professor at California State University, Chico in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program. Prior to accepting a position at the university Jessika practiced as a school-based Speech and Language Therapist for 10+ years, including one year at CCDS (AY 2010-11).

Thang Ho, Board Member

Thang Ho is a proud parent of two children enrolled at CCDS.  Thang is an Information Technology Director for the Associated Students at California State University, Chico.  He also provides technology consulting for Chico State support programs that help and support low income and first generation college students.   Prior to his experience at Chico State, Thang had over 20 years of Information Technology, Project Management and Reporting in the Healthcare industry.  Thang graduated from Chico State with a degree in Marketing and Management Information System.  His passion includes being outdoors, gardening, and playing with his children.

Michelle Mittman, Board Treasurer

Michele Mittman graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Natural Resources. She has worked in several science research labs and is currently an academic advisor in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management at Chico State University. Michele worked on the most recent CCDS charter renewal and WASC accreditation. She has a daughter at CCDS. Go Eagles!!

Jamie Clyde, Board Member

Jamie Clyde is currently the Executive Director for the Associated Students at Chico State.  The Associated Students (AS) is a non-profit auxiliary corporation of CSU, Chico that enriches the quality of campus life through programs and services created for students by students.  It is the most diverse auxiliary in the CSU system operating all the dining on campus, Follett bookstore, WREC, Bell Memorial Union, Child Development Lab, CAVE and student government with a $23M dollar budget.

Jamie graduated from Chico State with a B.A in Education and went on to obtain her Master’s in Business at Colorado State University.   She has been active in the community with Rotary, DCBA and the Chamber of Commerce. She has a passion for education and diversity.   

Fawn Ruby, Board Secretary

Fawn Ruby is a parent of three children, two of whom attend Chico Country Day School. A graduate of Chico State, she has worked in education for twelve years, and is currently a teacher and College and Career Readiness Program Coordinator at CORE Butte High School. She works closely with students, parents, teachers, school leadership, and community members to develop and facilitate educational opportunities for students that will equip them for success after graduation. Fawn is proud of the outstanding education CCDS offers its students including exploration of a robust range of subject areas, participation in field work in the community, and engagement in project-based learning. She is excited to have the opportunity to serve the CCDS community as a member of the Board of Directors.