Leadership Team

Margaret Fortune, President/CEO

Margaret Fortune is changing what’s possible when you create excellent educational options for Black children. As the President/CEO of seven K-12 public charter schools in Sacramento and San Bernardino counties with a combined enrollment of more than 1,800 students, Fortune’s work is pointed towards one North star—to close the African American achievement gap. Fortune has founded some of the top majority African American public schools in the state of California. Fortune founded an early college high school in partnership with Cosumnes River College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Students are able to earn a high school diploma and associate’s degree upon graduation.


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Bonnie Bensen

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 916.924.8633 x107


Michelle Grace

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 916.924.8633 x112




Stefon Dubose

Music Director

Phone: 916.924.8633 
Cell: 916.956.4468


Shonda Moore

Director of Marketing and Communications

Phone: 916.924.8633 x119
Cell: 951.963.4362


Wesley Pepper

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 916.924.8633 x118
Cell: 916.969.9989


Andre Slade

Director of Special Education

Phone: 916.684.0100

Cell: 916.214.8622



Derek Swafford

Athletic Director

Phone: 916.924.8633 x135

Cell: 916.953.3574



Matt Taylor

Director of Data, Analytics and Strategy

Phone: 916.924.8633 x124
Cell: 916.212.5917




Roque Neto

Dean Higher Education

Phone: 916.924.8633 x120

Cell: 916.956.2069





Toiya Allen

Hardy Brown College Prep

Phone: 909.884.1410

Fax: 909.889.5002


Kim Howard

Fortune School

Phone: 916.287.4470

Fax: 916.287.4477


Joseph Gambino

William Lee College Prep

Phone: 916.273.1030

Fax: 916.273.1035


Sara Williams and Beverly Bryant

Alan Rowe College Prep

Phone: 916.684.0100

Fax: 916.684.0121


Joseph Gambino and Melissa Javinar

Ephraim Williams College Prep Middle School

Phone: 916.262.8083

Fax: 916.273.1035


Tamara Williams

Hazel Mahone College Prep

Phone: 916.999.8187

Fax: 916.999.8196


Odisa Nyong

Rex and Margaret Fortune Early College High School

Phone: 916.753.1170

Fax: 916.753.1171