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Since 2001 our staff has been leaders in innovative ways to approach education. Element Education is a non-profit corporation that oversees two publicly funded charter schools.

The mission of its schools and programs shall be to inspire each child’s natural desire to learn by offering choice, flexibility, and learning standards based on learning styles and the developmental stages of the learner. This is accomplished through the use of research-based learning styles programs and in partnership with parents and community resources.

Learners will be knowledgeable and skilled (mastery), self-directed (autonomy), and engaged in meaningful learning (purpose) in their educational journey to adulthood.

With 1,600 students throughout San Diego County, Element Education is home to Dimensions Collaborative with their personalized learning styles models, and Community Montessori, which implements Montessori Style principles.

Governing Board Duties and Responsibilities:

Board members are expected to attend up to 12 board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.


  1. Provide continuity for the organization by representing the organization’s point of view through the interpretation of its services and advocacy for them.
  2. Select and appoint an Executive Director to whom responsibility for the administration of the organization is delegated, including:
  • review and evaluate his/her performance regularly on the basis of a specific job description, including executive relations with the board, leadership in the organization, program planning and implementation, and management of the organization and its personnel.
  • to offer administrative guidance and determine whether to retain or dismiss the Executive Director
  1. Govern the organization by broad policies and objectives, formulated and agreed upon by the Executive Director and employees, including assigning priorities and ensuring the organization’s capacity to carry out programs by continually reviewing its work.
  2. Acquire sufficient resources for the organization’s operations and to finance the products and services adequately.
  3. Account to the public for the products and services of the organization and expenditures of its funds, including:
  • to provide for fiscal accountability, approve the budget, and formulate policies related to contracts from public or private resources


  1. Determine the organization’s mission and purpose
  2. Select the Executive Director
  3. Support the Executive Director and review his/her performance
  4. Ensure effective organizational planning
  5. Ensure adequate resources
  6. Manage resource effectively
  7. Determine and monitor the organization’s programs and services
  8. Enhance the organization’s public image
  9. Serve as a court of appeal
  10. Assess the effectiveness of own performance regularly
Term of Office: 2 Years

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Mission Statement

The purpose of Element Education, Inc (EEI) is to develop and operate charter schools which create avenues for "new instruction, new management, and new governance in public schools." The vision is to create model programs for deep and meaningful learning and attract and develop innovative and effective educators who instill the mindset and skills for developing agency in, and ownership of, life-long learning. The mission of its schools is to promote a culture of mastery by offering autonomy (choice, voice, and flexibility) and a sense of purpose for all stakeholders. Each stakeholder (student, parent, staff member) engages in developing personalized learning plans and is provided access to a wide range of resources for their personal, academic, and professional development.


A non-profit organization established in 2001 to manage publicly-funded charter schools offering a personalized approach to learning. Both schools enroll students throughout the entire county of San Diego. Community Montessori serves grades K-8 at learning centers in Escondido, Poway, Santee, and Carlsbad. Dimensions Collaborative serves grades K-12 with learning centers in Mission Valley, Escondido, and Carlsbad. Element Education serves approximately1600 students and employs approximately 130 people while managing a combined budget of nearly $13 million.

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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Legal (General)
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising




  • Driver's License Needed
  • The Element Education Governing Board meets on a Wednesday once per month. The meetings begin at 1 p.m. and generally last about 2 hours. Due to COVID-19, all meetings are virtual until further notice.

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