Gorman’s board of directors provide insight, leadership, and guidance to ensure all students have a quality public education.
My name is Joshua Stegner. I am a 20-plus-year resident of the Antelope Valley and I have been serving on the GLCN board since 2017. I earned a BA in Christian Ministries from The Masters University in Santa Clarita, CA. I am currently the managing owner of a small manufacturing business and an active member of my local church. I enjoy outdoor activities including backpacking, dirt bike riding, and camping. My wife of 15 years and I are committed to home-educating our 3 children and have enjoyed the relationships, training, and support we have found through enrollment and involvement with GLCN. My goals for the organization include continuing to further job satisfaction among administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as continuing to enable home educators to better achieve the education and enrichment goals they have for their students. My personal goals include being actively engaged in the governance of GLCN and continuing to develop governance skills that will bring value to the organization and community at large.
My name is Tiffany Gray. I am a wife, mother, Pilates instructor, and homeschool educator (or, in other words, I homeschool my four children). In my free time, I like to volunteer at my local congregation with their children’s program and for the local AYSO soccer organization as a soccer coach. My passion and drive for community involvement is what led me to want to serve on the Gorman Learning Charter Network Board of Directors. My family has ‘home’ charter schooled with Gorman for the last five years and we have loved every aspect of being a part of the Gorman family.
As my children have become more involved in Gorman’s Resource Centers and participating in other activities that Gorman offers, I felt it important to find ways to give back and support the wonderful programs that Gorman was trying to build. Last year, I decided to run for a vacant seat on the board in hopes that I might serve the Gorman community by representing other homeschool educators – like myself – as an active member of the board. The experience thus far has been both enlightening and fulfilling, as I have had the opportunity to work with other board members and staff on helping the Gorman Learning Charter Network thrive, expand, and grow into a model California charter school.
My name is Jennifer Ferguson – most people call me Jen. I have five amazing children with a husband who is very supportive of my efforts to educate them. I have been a homeschooling mom for over 12 years, the last few being through Gorman Learning Charter Network. It hasn’t always been a smooth ride, but our educational journey has been a rewarding one thus far and I not only love being a part of their learning but also their self-discovery.
Being with Gorman has been a huge blessing for our family as it has helped my kids become more confident as they attend the Resource Center where they interact with fellow students and teachers who make learning fun. It is because of our wonderful experiences with Gorman that I decided to serve on Gorman’s board, where I can be a voice for other families and continue to help better the homeschooling experience. I truly believe that the best learning is done in the home and Gorman does a great job of assisting its families in doing so.
My name is Dori Burnett. I live in Santa Clarita with my two daughters, who are 24 and 12 years old. My background is in public school construction, and I own a business that inspects school facilities. I also own a trucking company. I have a master’s degree in psychology, and I am a PhD candidate in clinical psychology. I chose to serve on the board of the Gorman Learning Charter Network out of a strong belief in a parent’s right to choose the best educational choice for their children. I homeschooled both of my children at different points in their lives and I love the options and flexibility that Gorman provides.
My name is Carlos Bravo. I was born and raised in Fontana, and now reside in Menifee. I was raised with a strong ethic to be of service, not only to my friends & family, but to my community. It’s in that spirit that I sought, and accepted, the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of the Gorman Learning Charter Network. I have spent the last 20 years in the construction field and have seen the vast and expedited growth our greater region has experienced, as well as the opportunities and challenges that have come with it. I chose to work with GLCN because of its unique learning community, and the families and students who comprise it. This community, and those like it, are charting paths that traditional learning environments are seeing promise in, and that our students are benefiting from. It is my hope and desire to see GLCN be the leader in this community, and to see this center be the transparent leader our students, parents and staff need to guide them on this lifelong journey towards education.