Board of Directors

The mission of the St. HOPE Public Schools Board of Directors is to fulfill the St. HOPE Public Schools vision and mission.


To create one of the finest urban TK-12 public school systems in America.


To graduate self-motivated, industrious and critical thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college.

The Board of Directors serves the following schools: 

St. HOPE Public Schools

Cassandra Jennings, Chairperson
Executive Director St. HOPE Development Corp., St. HOPE Academy; Former Assist City Manager, City of Sacramento

Dr. Stephanie Walton, Secretary
Pediatrician, Walton Pediatrics & Medical Associates

Carolyn Veal-Hunter
Attorney, Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates, Lobbyist

Ronald West
Entrepreneur/Consultant, President, Tungsten, LLC

Angelia Dickens
Principal, Dickens Law Group

Gladys Mitchell
Youth Mental Health First Aid Responder, Family Support Counselor, Advocate for those living with mental illness

Kathy McKim
Senior Vice President for the Hawksbill Group; Former Vice President of External Affairs for AT&T

SHPS Board Bylaws