Board Member – Carol Adams is no stranger to Connecting Waters Charter School. It is her pleasure to serve CWCS in the capacity of a member of the Board of Directors. Carol has over 40 years’ experience in the field of education. She retired from Escalon Unified after 30 years and spent 11 years with CWCS. With Escalon Unified she served in the following roles: Special Education and Regular Education, GATE teacher, Administrator, Special Education Director, and SARB Coordinator. With Connecting Waters Charter School her roles were Education Specialist and Area Facilitator.
Carol’s experience has been many-sided and has afforded her the opportunity to work with all populations. She attended many board meetings over the years as a Mentor Teacher and Administrator, working very closely with Escalon School District and County Offices. Her years with CWCS gave her a broad view of the choices families have in educating their students. Carol has enjoyed her time in this educational setting. She looks forward to serving you.
Board Member –. Shannon LaSalle is a parent of a Connecting Waters Charter School student and her other two children attend traditional public school. She has been a traditional public school teacher for 21 years. She has experience teaching first through third grade. At her school, she has been president of the School Site Council, president of the PTA, the leader of No Bully, the chairman of Romero Games (large track meet), and been a member of various other committees. She also was one of the founding members of the CWEB Board of Directors.
Board Member - Margaret Lynch has been a parent with Connecting Waters Charter School for many years. She brings insight and experience to the CWCS Board of Directors. She has a BS degree in Education from Citadel Baptist College with a minor in Music. She has published two songs, and produced two albums. She also teaches voice lessons. She is a Realtor for PMZ Real Estate. She has six children and enjoys the personalized learning approach of education for the past 20 years. She believes the best teacher for any student is his/her parent. No one will care more. She understands the important responsibility CWCS’s innovative approach has provided for her children's education. The evidence of learning is found in the educational progress of her children. She has two sons serving in the United States Air Force and a daughter working as a Legislative Aide for the Maine State Senate. Her greatest joy has been to see her older graduates reach their dreams and enjoy their desired careers in life.
Chairman of the Board – Ron Mayo– Ron’s children attended Connecting Waters Charter School. When they did, Ron was involved in various activities and school events both as a parent attendee and as support for the Connecting Waters Charter School staff as well as having the duties and responsibilities of being a member of the Board and the Board Chair.
In his professional life he has had an eclectic career starting off as an RV Mechanic for two years and then joining the US Army for four years. He has been working in the equipment rental industry for 25 years.
Ron has been with his current employer, United Rentals, going on 23 years and has held various positions within the organization: Mechanic, Service Manager, Operations Manager, Safety Officer, DOT Compliance Officer, Trainer and Train the Trainer. Currently, he is part of the Human Resources team as a corporate operations trainer in charge of one of eight (8) operations training centers in the US and Canada that train new and current employees on operations and various other subjects. Ron also conducts safety training and trains other trainers as well as builds and edits training manuals. By being a continual learner, mentoring and being involved in self-education, he has the equivalent of a 5 year plus degree in multiple disciplines specializing in maintenance, operations, financials, safety, leadership and the management, auditing, developing of classes and teaching these subjects.