Gateway Community Charters, Inc. (GCC) is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 agency that was created to support students, parents and communities through the conception, development, administration and governance of innovative, high quality, standards-based educational opportunities within charter school constructs. In cooperation with our Location Educational Agencies (LEAs), Twin Rivers Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District and Yolo County Office of Education, Sacramento County Office of Education and Elk Grove Unified School District, the GCC reaches out to the greater Sacramento County community to create schools to serve the educational needs of the underserved, for example; the disenfranchised, culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged, homeless, parenting teens, working young adults, fifth year seniors, English language learners and others.

GCC Bylaws | GCC Articles of Incorporation



MISSION Gateway Community Charters, Inc. (GCC) is an independent non-profit agency that supports students, parents and the community through the conception, development, administration and governance of innovative, high quality, standards-based educational school choice options within the greater Sacramento region.

VISION Our vision is to provide all students, regardless of circumstance, a safe, caring school choice with high academic and behavioral expectations where they can reach their fullest academic and social potential.

Uniform Complaint Procedures

GCC strives to provide excellent service and maintains compliance with applicable federal and state laws; However, GCC has adopted Uniform Complaint Procedures to provide a uniform system of complaint processing for various types of complaints. Please refer to the attached board policy for information regarding filing a complaint.


GCC Central Office
5112 Arnold Ave, Suite A,
McClellan, CA 95652

Phone: 916-286-5129
Fax: 916-993-4110


For further information please contact Melissa DeMarco at 916-286-5129 or


GCC Board members

  • Lillie Campbell

    Lillie Campbell President

    Professional Experience

    • Member Service Representative; Regions 2-4, Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 2006 to present
    • Assistant Superintendent/Elementary Service; Grant Joint Union High School District and Del Paso School District
    • Administrator Support Services/Special Education; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Director of Special Services; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Elementary School Principal; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Program Specialist; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Vice Principal; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Curriculum Resource Specialist; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Third Grade Teacher; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Gifted Resource Teacher; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Instructional Assistant; Rio Linda Union School District
    • Kindergarten Supervisor and Teacher; American Dependent Schools, Ramstein, Germany
    • Classroom Teacher, Grade 3; Minot Public Schools, Minot, North Dakota
    • Classroom Teacher, Grades 3-4 and 6-12 (English), Gould Publish School System, Gould, Arkansas

    Professional Organizations and Affiliations

    • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Regional President
    • Advisory Committee Education Administration, CSUS
    • Sacramento Urban League Board of Directors
    • National Association of Elementary Principals
    • ACSA Elementary Administrators’ Committee member
    • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    • Board of Directors – ACSA
    • President, Board of Directors – ACSA

    Awards and Recognitions

    • California State ACSA Ferd Kiesel Distinguished Service Award
    • ACSA Region 3 Marcus Foster Award
    • California State University, Sacramento Education Community Award
    • St. Andrews AME Church Appreciation of Service Award
    • Administrator of the Year, Sacramento Urban League

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  • Bruce Mangerich

    Bruce Mangerich Vice President

    Professional Experience

    • Fiscal and Policy Advisor, Grant Joint Union High School District
    • Deputy Superintendent, Grant Joint Union High School District
    • School Management Consultant
    • Management Consultant and Broker, Innovative Business Solutions
    • Chief Executive Officer, Schools Insurance Group
    • Chief Business Official, Auburn School District
    • School Board Member, San Juan School District
    • Chief Business Official, Lodi Unified School District
    • Budget Director, Sacramento City Unified School District
    • Related Professional Activities
    • California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
    • Schools Excess Liability Fund
    • Northern California Regional Liability Excess Fund
    • California Association of School Business Officials

    Education and Licenses

    • California “Life Agent” License for life, health, and workers’ compensation products
    • California “Registered Administrator” License for third party administration services
    • Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University; with a major in Finance and minors in Accounting and Marketing

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  • Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson Treasurer

    Professional Experience

    • Co-developed strategic global operational plan to support Philanthropy investments of corporate resources, company wide.
    • Co-lead the Bay Area Workplace Solutions Y2K initiative, developed and implemented the Regional Facility DRRP and helped create the Corporate Business Continuity Task Force to standardize processes between Global Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities and HP Businesses
    • Conceived and implemented a US-wide call management approach, utilizing virtual learning tools that improved customer satisfaction 40%
    • Led virtual national team in the development and implementation of a Change Management strategy for the Americas
    • Co-developed a support model for the Professional Services Organization and created an administrative position in support of this strategy throughout North America
    • Helped create a Security Awareness Manual and a Risk Assessment tool for field management and implemented program nationally

    Career History


    • Philanthropy Finance/Operations Manager
    • Site Property Manager
    • Branch Business Manager
    • Lease Credit/Collections Manager


    • National Credit Manager

    Valentine Associates

    • Vice-President, Commercial Real Estate Loans


    • B.A. Management, St. Mary’s College
    • B.S. Finance, California State University

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  • Jack Turner

    Jack Turner Secretary

    Professional Experience

    • Humboldt State University, Arcata, California Subject: Speech Communications
    • Grant Joint Union High School District, Sacramento, California Subjects: U.S. History, World History, Drama, English, and Speech Communications
    • Cabrillo College, Aptos, California Subject: Speech Communications
    • California State Military Department, California Cadet Corps, assistant instructor, Highland High School, Sacramento, California Subjects: Survival Training/Military History

    Higher Education, Degrees, and Credentials

    • Humboldt State University, B.A. Major — Social Science; Minor — Speech Communications
    • Sacramento State University, M.A. Major — Speech Communications
    • University of California, Davis Extension
    • University of California, Berkeley Extension, School of Education
    • University of California, Santa Cruz Institute for Quality Management and Continuous Improvement — Certificate
    • State of California General Secondary Credential, Life
    • State of California Community College Supervisory Credential, Life

    Education Related Leadership Activities

    • Chairperson of History Department, Rio Tierra Jr. High School
    • Director of Drama, Foothill High School
    • Chairperson of Instruction Committee, California Community College Association (C.C.A.)
    • President of the California Community College Association, affiliated with the California Teachers Association and the National Education Association (CTA/NEA)
    • President of the California Higher Education Association (CTA/NEA)
    • Community College Administrative Experience
    • Chairperson of Foreign Languages and Communications Division (FLAC), Cabrillo College
    • Chairperson of the Cabrillo College Ten-year Accreditation Self Study
    • Dean of Instruction, Cabrillo College

    Board and Related Activities

    • Member of the Higher Education Council, Washington, D.C. (NEA)
    • Liaison to the California Community College Board of Governors
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the California Teachers Association
    • Political Action Committee (CTA)
    • Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Member of various study groups.
    • Board Member of Wilderness Instruction Learning Development (W.I.L.D.). Wilderness training for K-12 teachers.
    • Board Member of the Capitola Chamber of Commerce, Capitola, California
    • Currently Board Member of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Santa Cruz, California. Training for Emergency Medical Technicians and other emergency medical personnel.

    California State Appointments

    • Member of the Advisory Committee on General Education to the California Community College Board of Governors
    • Member of the Advisory Committee to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges
    • Member of the Chancellors Committee on Legislation
    • Member of the A. Alan Post Commission on Government Reform — Postsecondary Education

    Accreditation Experience

    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
    • Member of the Accreditation Team and Chairperson of the Educational Standard for the following Community Colleges: Merced, Mendocino, Sierra, Rio Hondo, Saddleback, and Crafton Hills

    Business Experience — Advertising/Design

    • Consultant for Caesar and Associates Marketing, Aptos, California
    • Director of Marketing for Envision Media, Santa Cruz, California


    • Phi Kappa Phi (Scholarship Honorary Society)
    • We Honor Ours (WHO) Award — CTA Higher Education
    • We Honor Ours (WHO) CTA State Award — Representing all California Educators
    • Certificate of Recognition for Distinguished Service — National Education Association (NEA)
    • Distinguished Alumni — Humboldt State University

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  • Harry Block

    Harry Block Director

    Professional Experience

    • Sacramento City College
    • US Army
    • California State University, Sacramento
    • Youth Job Developer for the Sacramento Urban League
    • City of Sacramento Director of Utilities Billing
    • Self Employed/Business Owner Sanitation and Waste Removal Service
    • Currently serving as Community Liaison at Mutual Assistance Network
    • BS Degree in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting

    Affiliations and Activities

    • Sacramento Urban League Board Member (Treasurer)
    • Del Paso Heights Elementary School District Governing Board of Trustees
    • Board President for 9 years and Clerk of the Board for 4 years
    • Del Paso Heights Redevelopment Advisory Committee
    • California School Boards Association – Member
    • National School Boards Association- Member
    • National Alliance for Black School Educators- Member
    • Sacramento Area Black Golf Association- President and Member
    • Northern California Golf Association- Member
    • Western States Golf Association- Member
    • Black American Political Action Committee- Member
    • Twin Rivers USD Bond Oversight Committee- Chair
    • School Site Council Member and Chair- Fairbanks Elementary School, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. JHS, and Grant High School.
    • Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Trainee and Trainer
    • Money Management Institute
    • School Advisory Council – Grant High School
    • Title I Conference Presenter

    Volunteer Activities

    • Sacramento Bears Pop Warner Football Coach 1962-1983
    • Grant Little League Coach- 1987-2004
    • Grant High School- 1990-Present
    • Northern California Junior Golf Coordinator- 1996-2002
    • TLC Soup Kitchen- 1990-Present
    • Del Paso Union Baptist Church- Youth Director- 1998-2004
    • Del Paso Heights Youth Sports League- 2006-Present
    • Grant High School- Golf Coach


    • North Sacramento Rotary- Volunteer of The Year (2004)

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