Dr. Frances Sassin, Administrative Consultant

Dr. Sassin began her professional career as a veterinarian; after becoming a parent, however, she began directing her energy into the field of education. Dr. Sassin was one of the founders of Journey School, and was subsequently employed as the school’s Business and Operations Manager. During this formative stage in the school’s history, Dr. Sassin also served as President of the Journey School Council. Dr. Sassin is now doing consulting work in the charter school field. Both her children attended Journey School and flourished at the Orange County High School of Arts. Dr. Sassin received her BA degree from UC San Diego and a DVM degree from UC Davis, and continues to provide veterinary services to her community through volunteer activities.


Larry Tamayo: Financial/Business Consultant

Mr. Tamayo works with ExED, a non- profit provider of business services for charter schools in Southern California. He oversees the business operations for San Diego and Orange County charter school clients, which includes supervising finances, payroll, human resources, compliance and general operations. Prior to leading ExED’s San Diego office, Mr. Tamayo was the School Development Coordinator and a Compliance Analyst in ExED’s Los Angeles office. He previously worked as a program coordinator at the Atlantic Community Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Tamayo earned an M.A. in public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine.