Vista Charter Public Schools

Board of Directors

Jack Bagwell, President
jbagwel@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Mr. Jack Bagwell has served in the field of elementary education for 33 years, with the past 28 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Bagwell has served in various positions, including upper grade and primary grade teacher, categorical programs coordinator, assistant principal, and principal. Currently, Mr. Bagwell works as an Elementary Instructional Director in Educational Service Center North of the LAUSD. Prior to becoming an instructional director, Mr. Bagwell served for eight years as principal in two elementary schools in the LAUSD.

Mr. Bagwell holds a California Lifetime Teaching Credential for Elementary Education and a Clear California Administrative Services Credential.

Mr. Bagwell currently serves on the Board of Directors for Region XVI of the Association of California School Administrators. Prior to serving on the ACSA Board, Mr. Bagwell was the ACSA Region XVI Business Services Council Representative from 2010-2012. Mr. Bagwell received the ACSA Region XVI Local District Administrator of Curriculum and Instruction of the Year award in 2010.

In December 2013, Mr. Bagwell will be conferred a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies through California State University, Northridge. Mr. Bagwell’s dissertation was an ethnographic case study of principal leadership practice in Program Improvement schools.

 

Jody Molodow, Vice President
jmolodow@vistacharterpublicschools.org

 

Jose Rubio, Secretary
jrubio@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Jose Rubio moved to Los Angeles in April of 1990 from Texas, after graduating from the University of El Paso with a BBA in finance. After working in the freight forwarding and logistics business for six years, he left to pursue his true passion of teaching that he discovered while working as a substitute teacher in college.

His twenty years of teaching has been primarily in South Central Los Angeles where he has taught grades first through eighth. In addition to being an advocate for the arts, especially theatre and drama where he sees his students directly applying their listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, he is also a strong supporter of the charter school movement.  

Serving as a board member of Vista Charter Middle School while working simultaneously as a public classroom teacher has provided Jose with an expanded holistic view of education.  

He currently teaches sixth grade English, history and art at Edison Middle School for the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Always grateful for the long and meaningful career he has had, Jose always looks forward to the next year when he can welcome and assist another new group of students with their transition into middle school and beyond.

Dr. Todd Clark

tclark@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Todd Clark served as executive director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation from 1989 through March 2008. The Constitutional Rights Foundation is a community-based organization that sponsors K-12 education programs, provides staff development and creates curriculum materials on civic engagement and participation.   Each year, several thousand volunteer lawyers, judges and community members work with young people in CRF’s programs in Los Angeles and California.  Foremost among these programs are History Day in California and the California State High School Mock Trial.  During Mr. Clark’s tenure, The Foundation had a budget of nearly 4 million dollars annually and a staff of 30. 

Todd had a long career as an educator.  He is the past president of both the National Council for the Social Studies and the California Council for the Social Studies. He serves on the executive committees of the national civic mission and California civic mission of schools project funded by the Carnegie and Annenberg foundations. Mr. Clark has also been involved in the development of the national service learning movement.  Todd also served as the chairman of the California governor’s commission on service.  He was first appointed to the commission by Governor Wilson and re-appointed by Governor Davis.

Since stepping down as executive director of CRF, Mr. Clark co-founded a college access program, College Bound Today in the Montebello Unified School District based on a unique team-mentoring model.  That program involves 150 volunteer mentors and nearly 400 students.

 

Paul Vieyra

pvieyra@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Paul Vieyra has been a Residential Real Estate agent serving Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley and North Orange County for the past 10 years.  Prior to Real Estate, Paul was working in Middle Market Commercial Banking for 15+ years focalizing on Relationship Banking, Contributing to the "Critical Thinking Group" that worked on improving Core Processing, Compliance reporting for Federal and State regulators.  Paul's diverse background in Relationship Building, Compliance and Core Processing has helped him tremendously in his current role with Real Estate and serving on Vista's Board of Directors.