Management

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Founder and CEO
Vahan H. Gureghian is the founder and CEO of CSMI.  Mr. Gureghian founded CSMI on the premise that by applying basic business management principles to schools, and separating the business of operating a school from academics, teachers and
President
Jake Der Hagopian is President of CSMI. Mr. Der Hagopian provides business leadership to CSMI’s senior management team utilizing his experience in business, finance, strategic planning and development. Prior to joining CSMI in 2010, Mr. Der
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Clinton is responsible for overseeing the accounting, finance, human resources, and information technology departments at CSMI as well as the schools supported by CSMI. Mr. Clinton brings to the company nearly 30
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Steven E. Lee is Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of CSMI. In his role as Chief Academic, Mr. Lee oversees the development and implementation of curricula, teacher performance monitoring and academic-technology programs. Mr. Lee
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Danielle Gureghian is Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mrs. Gureghian provides CSMI with specialized legal and administrative expertise in a vast array of corporate areas. Ms. Gureghian has been with CSMI since its inception and has
Senior Vice President for Learning and Academic Development
Dr. Richard Best is Senior Vice President for Learning and Academic Development at CSMI.  Dr. Best came to CSMI with more than 25 years of leadership experience in education.  He has served as Executive Director and Head of School at charter
Senior Vice President of Development
Dr. Louise Vitiello is the Senior Vice President of Development for CSMI.  Dr. Vitiello has designed, written proposals for, and directed grant-funded programs for 35 years. Dr. Vitiello seeks funding for CSMI schools to support innovative academic
Senior Vice President for Elementary Programs
Mr. Zorzi is Senior Vice President for Elementary Programs at CSMI.  A former teacher, principal, and regional superintendent, Mr. Zorzi has devoted his 30-year career in education to teaching students – especially disadvantaged students – to read
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Max Tribble is Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for CSMI.  Mr. Tribble is responsible for all external communications, including media and public relations as well as communications with federal, state and local government. He
Vice President for Operations
John Fraunhoffer is the Vice President for Operations for CSMI.  In this capacity, Mr. Fraunhoffer is responsible for overseeing operations, human resources, and administrative support functions for both CSMI and its schools.   Additionally, Mr.
Vice President and Assistant Chief Academic Officer
Curtis Callands is the Vice President of Academics for CSMI.  Mr. Callands oversees the development and implementation of effective instructional policies and practices, common core curriculum, student achievement, and academic-technology programs
Vice President of Learning and Academic Development
Donna Runner is Vice President of Learning and Academic Development at CSMI.  Mrs. Runner has 30 years of professional experience as a classroom teacher, Academic Coach, Curriculum Supervisor, Principal, and Deputy Superintendent.  Her experience
Senior Director of Safety and Security
Richard Kramer is CSMI’s Senior Director of Safety and Security.  Rich designs and maintains security systems for all buildings and facilities managed by CSMI and its schools, and oversees all security personnel.    Prior to joining CSMI Rich was a