Founder

Terrence Davis

Terrence has spent the past decade working with students to help each of them achieve their full potential. Originally from San Diego, California, Terrence has taught in high performing schools, that focused on empowering students and giving each student the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. Throughout Terrence’s career, he has been responsible for supporting students who have had the most difficult time in school. Most recently, Terrence was a special education director whose responsibilities included managing a team of teachers, creating pathways for multiple styles of learners and ensuring legal compliance. He believes that true success comes when schools partner with the community to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed. Terrence received his Bachelor’s degree in history from Morehouse College and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Chapman University.

External Partners

Innovate Public Schools

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build the parent and community demand for world-class public schools, and to accelerate the growth of these schools, particularly for low-income students and students of color. We publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions, and we build the capacity of parents, community leaders and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools.

Silicon Schools Fund (SSF)

Silicon Schools Fund provides funding to launch or redesign schools that are laboratories of innovation and proof points for personalized learning.  Over the past 5 years Silicon Schools Fund has assembled a diverse portfolio of charter, district, and independent schools all of which are delivering results students across the Bay Area.  Silicon Schools Fund has supported the launch and/or redesign of over 25 schools and organizations since its founding.  Mary L. Booker Leadership Academy  is a proud member of the Silicon Schools Fund portfolio and receives financial and school design support from the SSF team.  

EdTec

EdTec was founded as a social venture in 2001 to develop, support, and advance quality charter schools by delivering high-value support services and expertise. EdTec currently works with over 300 charter schools, offering support in charter school development, finance, operations, governance, and software. Back-office clients receive a CFO-level resource to advise school leadership and specialists in Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounting, and Data, and EdTec offers a wide range of financial services, including but not limited to, building annual projected budgets, managing monthly financial statements, managing payroll, identifying grant and funding opportunities beyond federal and state dollars, and providing other fiduciary services.

California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)

CCSA advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on California’s charter schools for parents, authorizers, legislators, the press and other interested groups.