Wangari Maathai Community School is an independent public charter school incorporated as a private non-profit 501c3 organization governed by a Board of Directors. All General Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Learn more at Events.

"If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are."

-Wendell Berry

Jill Davidson
Board Vice Chair

WHAT IF... school were a place of safety and peace for young people, their teachers, their families, and their communities? 

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Amber Day

WHAT IF... school children were trained, not how to sit in their chairs for hours at a time, but how to actively explore their communities?

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Jesse DeLauder

WHAT IF... ?

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Vilma D. Peguero

WHAT IF... we cultivate students to become global leaders and citizens by teaching them about the world and by travelling with them to see it firsthand?

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Ashley Rappa

WHAT IF... learning differently was seen as a positive, rather than a problem?

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Viviane Saleh-Hanna


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Ayako Takase

WHAT IF... school foremost inspires our children to be great friends, neighbors, and human beings?

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Yovanny Vargas

WHAT IF schools fostered creativity instead of suppressed it?

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Karla E. Vigil
Board Chair

What if students were taught in schools that provided an equitable and culturally responsive learning environment that empowered their identities and cultural backgrounds? 

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Vanessa Wong
Board Secretary

What if --------?

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Seth Zeren
Board Treasurer

WHAT IF... we taught our youth to cultivate their built environment with the same care and sustainability that we grow a garden?

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