Scholar Leadership Council

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The Scholar Leadership Council serves to provide scholar 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 their peer scholars at CCS. They provide feedback and insight from the scholar’s perspective on school process, policies and initiatives to ensure that the needs of scholars 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 scholar involvement on committees.

Meet Our Council

Elizabeth Christopher | Council Chair

I am a 12th grade scholar with Compass Charter Schools and have been with the CCS family since 6th grade. When I’m not doing school, I love watching baseball, listening to music, baking, writing, playing video games, and spending time with my family & my cat Midna. I also enjoy spending time with my teachers and peers in Learning Labs, and meeting up with them on field trips. As a member of the Scholar Leadership Council, I hope to make CCS a better learning environment for all scholars and help make CCS the best school it could possibly be.

KristiLynn Effie | Council Secretary

KristiLynn has been with Compass Charter Schools since 2014 and is a third-year member of the Student Leadership Council. She has a 4.0 GPA and is in the National Honors Society. As part of the SLC, she loves to be a voice for other scholars by giving ideas and feedback. She enjoys working on her schoolwork online, specifically English and Science. She strives to exceed and to be the best version of herself possible. Outside of her studies, KristiLynn has a passion for the creative arts. She’s also committed to volunteering within her community.

Michael “Mick” Effie, Jr. | Council Vice Chair

I’m a 12th grade scholar, having been with Compass Charter Schools since 2014. I love learning, and during my time with CCS, my curiosity and knowledge have reached new heights. Alongside the Scholar Leadership Council, I’m also the president of CCS’ National Honor Society, in which I prepare and lead meetings centered around volunteer opportunities and preparing for college. When not homeschooling, I volunteer weekly within my community or engage in my hobbies of reading and watching movies. I’ve also worked as a professional actor, having performed in films, television, commercials, and theater. Through my participation in the Scholar Leadership Council, I’d like to think that I help CCS be the best possible school it can be.

Alexis Gordon | Member

I have been an online learner going on eight years, the past five years with CCS. This is also my second year with the Student Leadership Council. I strongly believe that we, the scholars, should advise and contribute to our learning environment to help shape CCS into the best school it can possibly be.

Lyric Hearne-Hooker | Member

I have been a proud Compass student since 5th grade.  In two years, I hope to be a graduate of Compass as well.  Diversity and acceptance are very important to me, and by volunteering in my West Hollywood community, I hope to demonstrate those principles.  Here at Compass, I have served as President of the Virtual Field Trips Club, been on the Scholar Leadership Council since 9th grade, and currently serve as Co-VP of the NHS.  Through Compass, I have also had the opportunity to earn a scholarship from the Carson Scholars Fund.  In my spare time, I am busy running my Etsy shop which specializes in recycled materials and green retail.  My dream career would be one that allows me to thrive in a creative environment and travel the world.

Aure Ruediger | Member

Compass has been my school since kindergarten, and it’s wonderful being a Firebird (that’s our school mascot).  There are many exciting things I get to do at Compass.  For instance, I am in the Arts+Crafts Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Creative Writing Club, Lego Club, Minecraft Club, Photo Club, Sewing Club, and Virtual Field Trips Club.  Outside of school, I enjoy growing guppies and bettas.  I also like to ice skate.  When I’m a grown-up, I’d like to have a science degree like my Mom or an engineering degree like my Dad.

Cricht Ruediger | Member

I’ve been here at Compass since kindergarten.  I like that I have sweet and helpful teachers here at my school.  It’s epic how we attend class remotely, with all my teachers and schoolmates living all over California!  My hobbies include baking, creating art, fishkeeping, gardening, and playing video games.  Because both of my Grandfathers owned businesses of their own, I hope to be in good business, too.

Avery Stansbury | Member

Avery is a 4th grade scholar at Compass Charter Schools.  He has been part of the CCS family for three years.  When he is not in learning labs and completing school work, he enjoys playing the piano, reading, and is determined to be a youtuber.  Avery is part of the SLC because he wants to represent his peers at Compass, help make the school a better place, and learn new leadership skills.

Kate Vreeman | Member

I am Kate, a seventh-grade Options Scholar, and I love being a part of Compass!  I have been homeschooling for seven years and I love to read, write, color, and go Jeeping. When I am not doing school, I am usually practicing my viola, playing volleyball, or going cycling. I hope to be very involved here at CCS, help my fellow peers, and support Compass any way I can.

Madison Wilkes | Member

Hi! I’m Madison Wilkes. I’m in 6th grade and 11 years old, I joined the council because I love to make improvements. I always have lots of good ideas and hope to make a difference at Compass. My hobbies include drawing, writing, and doing crafts.

Airis Yeung | Member

Hello, my name is Airis and I am in 9th grade.  I have been with CCS since first grade and have loved every year!  Being at CCS has allowed me to do and try EVERYTHING, from playing the violin, piano, and cello to acting to traveling for field trips throughout California, and so much more!   I would like to be on the Scholar Leadership Council because CCS has taught me that working together and helping each other makes for a better world/school and it would be an honor to be a part of that.

If you are interested in serving on the Scholar Leadership Council, please contact J.J. Lewis, Superintendent & CEO, to learn how to get involved.