Founders

  • Lindsay Sturman

    Founder

    Lindsay Sturman is the Founder of Larchmont Charter School, and a member of the founding team of Larchmont Charter, West Hollywood, Valley Charter and Valley Middle School, and has advised numerous other start-up charter schools. In addition she is a television writer/producer. She graduated from Harvard University and has an MFA from Columbia University Film School. She was the 2009 recipient of the Hart Vision Award for her volunteer work in the California Charter Movement.

  • Dvora Inwood

    Founder and Founding Educator

    Dvora Inwood is the Founding Educator of six charter schools, including the highest performing charter network in Los Angeles, Larchmont Charter Schools. She is the original charter author and school designer for Larchmont Charter Schools, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, Valley Charter Schools and Citizens of the World Charter School. She has advised charter school management organizations in improving and expanding their programs, created curriculum and courses that are used by The New Teacher Project in training new educators, and coached teachers in a variety of pedagogical methods and curriculum construction. Additionally, she taught mathematics at Harvard-Westlake School and the Archer School and has worked for fifteen years as a private college counselor and academic advisor to high school students across the country. She earned her Master’s in Education from Stanford University, focusing on curriculum construction and teacher education, and her B.A. from Harvard University.

  • Lisa Woods

    Founder

    Lisa Woods is Senior Vice President, Strategy and Communications of the GroundSwell Group, a philanthropic marketing network that brings awareness and sponsorship opportunities to non-profit organizations through strategically matching corporations with causes. Lisa’s early career was in Speech and Language Pathology and she had a private practice for over 15 years. Lisa has a background in community organizing and significant experience advocating for parents, teachers and students. Lisa serves as President of the Board of Directors at both Westwood Charter Elementary School and Your Golden Ticket.  She also sits on the Advisory Board of Chicago Teen Credit Union.

  • Rebecca George

    Founder

    Rebecca George began her career in education through Teach for America (TFA), the national corps of recent college graduates who commit at least two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and to become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. She taught elementary school in South Los Angeles for three years as a member of TFA. During that time, she served as Grade Level Chair, mentor teacher to beginning teachers, volunteer technology coordinator, and was a member of the Nell Soto Parent/Teacher involvement program. In 2005, she became a Founding Teacher at Larchmont Charter School.  In 2006, she founded her Executive Recruiting firm and specializes in recruiting for non-profits and schools. As a consultant, she has successfully recruited and staffed senior leadership positions for non-profits as well as administrative staff and teachers for charter schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District. She earned her teaching credential from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and her B.A. in Sociology from Oberlin College.

  • Thank you to Our Founding Parents!

    Our Founders had the vision, the passion, and the experience to create our wonderful schools. But they could not have done it without the help of hundreds of volunteer founding parents who donated 250 or more hours of their time to build our schools. Thank you to everyone who made this dream possible!