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Beth Hunkapiller

Aspire Public Schools Board Chair, Educator & Administrator


Beth Hunkapiller is a former middle school educator and administrator who taught 8th grade reading and English in El Monte, CA.  She is a 19-year member of the San Carlos School District Board of Trustees. Mrs. Hunkapiller is a founder of the San Carlos Charter Learning Center, the first school to receive a charter in California.  She served ten years on the California Advisory Commission on Charter Schools and was its chair in the final two years.  Mrs. Hunkapiller was the Director of the Charter Schools Division at the California Department of Education. Currently, she is a member of the board of Charter Board Partners and Ensemble Learning. Mrs. Hunkapiller graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with degrees in English and political science and received her masters from the University of Southern California.