K-12 Tuition Free Public School
Executive Director of Business Development & Operations
Amber Golden Raskin is a veteran charter school founder and operator as well as an accomplished television producer with expertise in school governance and business management. In addition to serving as an Executive Director of iLEAD Schools Development, and sitting on the schools’ governing boards, she sits on local community boards and aspires to make her local and global community all that it can be. She has advocated in both Sacramento and Washington D.C. for community, safety and educational issues. A graduate of California State University at Long Beach, she has traveled the world, often with kids in tow. Amber decided to create a charter school so that access to innovative educational instruction would be accessible to a wide range of students. The first independent site based charter school in the Santa Clarita Valley was opened in 2008, which led to the creation of more schools and eventually a Charter Management Organization.
Before education she worked in the television industry as a producer, responsible for creating hundreds of hours of network television. She was responsible for multimillion-dollar budgets, staffing, and the start-up of new companies, including work in budget creation and forecasting, contract negotiations, facilities procurement and negotiations, and a host of other management activities.
While in television, she managed several different staffs of 100+ and in her current position, she oversees 200+ employees, develops new programs, procedures and processes to support the innovative schools in the iLEAD Schools network. Amber is a systems thinker, with a deep understanding of the creative process and believes that the systems and procedures in any organization should conform to human behavior and the people that use them, rather than the other way around. An entrepreneur and innovator at heart, Amber is increasingly being asked to speak at various events regarding making a difference and educational reform.
Executive Director of Education
Dawn has over 25 years of experience in education. She has been a school administrator for over 10 years in both primary and secondary schools. As a teacher, Dawn used project-based learning in her classroom. She is passionate about doing whatever it takes to make a difference in the lives of children. She has successfully set up small learning communities with a focus on building relationships, which encourages students to make good choices. While a student at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, Dawn earned a liberal arts degree with an emphasis on special needs students and English. She received her master’s in educational administration from California State University, Northridge. Dawn has been a curriculum resource teacher, a mentor teacher, and a BTSA program director. Dawn is active in the Association of California School Administrators. She has held several positions on the Region XV Executive Board and currently serves as the Region XV president. She was awarded the 2006 Middle School Principal of the Year Award by ACSA Region XV. Dawn is excited to be a part of the SCVi team and looks forward to creating an innovative, engaging, and supportive learning environment! She resides in Lancaster, California, with her husband. Her three daughters are now in college.
Upper School Director
Lower School Director
Home Study Director
Home Study Website
New Facilitator Support
WASC Site Coordinator
Allison has been at SCVi for five years. She began as a classroom facilitator but has since changed roles. For the last two years, Allison has worked as SCVi’s WASC site coordinator and continues to work to maintain SCVi’s WASC status. In addition to that role, Allison is also working closely with the new facilitators.
Outside of school, Allison loves spending time with her husband and son. She enjoys going on walks, taking trips to the park, and anything else that involves spending time with her family.