ALLISON HOLDORFF POLHILL FOR SCHOOL BOARD

My Bio


EDUCATION

LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Juris Doctorate, June 1991

Honors:  Member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Team, 1990-91; International Competition, 1990-91

Admitted to California Bar, December 1991

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/International Relations, June 1988

UCLA Debate Team, 1983-1987: Top Speaker in the Nation, 1986; National Collegiate Debate Champion 1984/1985; National Collegiate Debate Champion 1983/84

 

CHARTER SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 

Attended Annual California Charter Schools Association Conference 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 – Presented regarding good governance 2013 & 2014

Attended and presented at Charter School Leadership Conference, Fall 2013

Palisades Charter High School

PCHS Board of Trustees Member 2011 to June 2016 (elected parent representative) - Chair one year & Vice Chair five years.  Assisted in creating:  PCHS Governing Policies, PCHS Charter 2014; annual school-wide retreat establishing school goals; an evaluative tool aligned with school-wide goals for Executive Director; an annual school-wide survey for all stakeholders; and parent volunteer recruitment protocol. At PCHS, I served on the following committees between 2011 to 2016: Board Agenda Setting; Charter; Governing Policy; Communication; Executive Director Evaluation; PCHS Bargaining Team; School-wide Survey; Hiring; Health and Welfare; Facilities -Long Term Strategic Planning; Fundraising; Election; and Board Risk Management.

I am a co-founder of PCHS Debate Team and the current debate coach.

Paul Revere Charter Middle School

Governing Board Member; Two Year Auction and Booster Chair; Charter Re-Write and Hiring Committee

Palisades Elementary Charter School

Governing Board Member 2004/2005; Charter Re-Write Committee 2004/2005; Two Year Auction Chair

 

EMPLOYMENT

CCSA Parent Organizer Los Angeles                                                                                             8/2016 to present

Law Offices of Allison M. Holdorff, Pacific Palisades, CA                                                       2009 to 2016

Part-time sole practitioner specializing business litigation

Woodbury University, Burbank CA                                                                                               2000 and 2002                        

Taught Ethics and Human Relations; and Debate and Public Speaking courses.

Law Offices of John Ernster, Los Angeles, CA                                                                            1993 to 1996

Associate: Actively participated in complex litigation.

Weinhart & Riley, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                1992 to 1993

Associate: Actively participated in complex litigation.

Thrope & Thrope, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                1991 to 1992

 

References: Dr. Pamela Magee PCHS Executive Director; Dr. Matt Wunder CEO Da Vinci Schools; Dr. Joseph Lyou, CEO California Clean Air Coalition and Board Member SCAQMD; Dr. Chris Lee, Director of Admissions, Attendance and Alternative Programs PCHS; Jeanne Saiza PCHS Faculty and CCSA Hart Vision Teacher of the Year 2013;and Don Brann Da Vinci Board Member, Wiseburn Schools Superintendent, State Trustee for Inglewood Unified


 Allison Holdorff Polhill

1046 Iliff Street, Pacific Palisades, California 90272

310-804-8424 allisonholdorff1@gmail.com

 

 




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