Parent Advisory Council
The Parent Advisory Council serves to provide parent feedback on school policies and procedures at Compass Charter Schools to ensure that they are consistent with its Mission, Vision, and Values.
Members act as a committed group of advisors to the staff and administration, regarding issues that affect the scholars and school of CCS. They provide feedback and insight from the parent’s perspective on school process, policies and initiatives to ensure that the needs of parents and their families are included as decisions are made. They also serve as an advisory, not a decision-making body, that makes recommendations, encourages brainstorming and provides opportunities for parent involvement on committees.
Meet Our Council
Sarah Cortes | Member
Bio coming soon!
Tiffany Vilchis-Parks | Member
Originally from Texas and Oklahoma, I serve in the U.S. Marine Corps as an FAA certified Air Traffic Controller with additional training by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. I am finishing up a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at National University and will be attending graduate school next fall. I have 4 children and currently reside in San Diego, CA with my husband and cat.
Marissa Peralta | Member
I am a proud parent of a scholar at CCS, and also have a 3-year old (honorary member). I earned my B.A. in Biology and English Literature from Dominican University of California in 2005, while also serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. I have over 10 years of experience in social justice and community development, through advocacy and paralegal assistance at various non-profits in the S.F. Bay Area. I am currently attending law school at Empire College in Santa Rosa, CA. Upon completion, my desire is to focus on the legal aspect of disability rights, to ensure that all students are provided with an equal opportunity to quality education and professional development.
Lisa Robotham | Council Chair
Lisa has four (4) kids. Two (2) are grown and college graduates and two (2) are attending CCS. She has been on numerous athletic boards and has worked six (6) years at elementary brick and mortar schools. She was a Dance Teacher early in life for 10 years and that is where she developed her desire to work with children and parents. She also worked in the home mortgage industry for over 10 years and had various jobs in the manufacturing industry. She finally finished her education in 2009, earning her much-desired associates degree by taking classes online at Ashford University. She sells Avon products and lives in Palmdale, CA.
Leah Smith | Member
SoCal native mother of five, a party wherever they go. Six years of Idaho snow was fun for skiing, but not for driving, so she is enjoying the beaches once again. Accidental home educator with one graduate and one on the way. Creative, craftsy and keeps plants alive most of the time. When she’s being serious you can find her helping her husband in Real Estate and Mortgage.