Public Schools: Management Team

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Jake Mossawir
Chief Executive Officer

Jake currently serves as President/CEO of St. HOPE after having served as the founding Executive Director of City Year Sacramento. Previously, he spent numerous years as the Sacramento Communications Director at Moroch PR, managed multiple public affairs campaigns at Randle Communications, and was an appointee of the Governor of California. Jake has dedicated countless hours to the Sacramento community, serving on multiple boards, including the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce, Ronald McDonald House Charities, College Track, American Leadership Forum, St.

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Shannon Wheatley
Chief of Schools

Shannon began his teaching career as a U.S. History Teacher in Brownsville, Texas. He joined the Founding staff at KIPP Houston where he later became Assistant Principal. Thereafter he founded and led KIPP Sunnyside High School, and then moved on to work for Teach For America where he served as the Vice President of Collaborative Learning and Teaching Innovations. Shannon officially joined the St. HOPE team this past May of 2016. He and his wife Lara, who is a previous Sac High Principal, along with their family have just recently moved to Sacramento from Houston, Texas.

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Dominique Amis
Chief Operating Officer

Dominique Amis currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for St. HOPE.  Prior to joining our team, she oversaw performance management and strategic planning initiatives for StudentsFirst and before that she worked at the DC Public Schools (DCPS) serving many roles including the Chief of Staff in the Office of Data and Accountability. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s in Education Policy from Georgetown University.

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Jim Schieble
Chief Advancement Officer

Jim Scheible grew up in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento and attended Christian Brothers High School before moving to San Diego for college. After graduation he taught for two years in the Bronx, NY through the Teach for America program and then returned to Sacramento in the summer of 2006 and began working at PS7. In his first year he taught 6th grade and the three years after that he was the lead teacher at PS7 middle for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. In 2010-11 Jim served as principal of PS7 and then as the Superintendent of St. HOPE Public Schools from 2011-2014.

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Michelle Seijas
Principal, Sacramento High School

Michelle Seijas currently serves as the Principal of Sac High. She started her career as an elementary school teacher and later entered administration as an elementary school Vice Principal. After two years she was recruited for an opportunity to be the District Coordinator of Interventions and Enrichment programs. During these years she spent significant time working with the high schools and middle schools in the district. While she was passionate about the work supporting the top achievers and struggling learners throughout the district, she missed working directly with students.

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Annie Cervenka
Principal, Oak Park Preparatory Academy

Annie Cervenka is the Principal at Oak Park Prep. She was born and raised in Littleton, CO and attended the University of San Diego where she studied Biology and Peace and Justice.  She began her career as a Teach for America Corps member, where she taught science at a charter school in Los Angeles. While teaching, Mrs. Cervenka also coached first and second year Teach for America corps members to improve their instructional practices. She also worked within her Charter Management Organization to train newly hired teachers and mentored them throughout their educational career.

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Kari Wehrly
Principal, PS7

Kari Wehrly began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member teaching 6th grade math in the rural region of Wahiawa, Hawaii. In her first year of teaching she led 78% of her students to score proficient or advanced on the Hawaii State Assessment compared to her schools highest historical achievement of 55% and the districts highest of 72%.