Method's Mission:

To build a charter school solution that meets unmet student needs. We’ll build and grow sustainably, while always questioning the old way of doing things. We’ll know we’re on track when more than half of our students enroll due to word-of-mouth referrals. 

Dr. Steve Dorsey

Board President

Dr. Dorsey has been an educational professional for the last 20 years as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Elementary Principal, Middle School Principal, and High School Principal as well as holding District positions of Pupil Service and Principal on Special Assignment for Educational Technology for East Whittier City School District, Walnut Valley and West Covina Unified School Districts . Prior to education, Dr. Dorsey worked in Law enforcement as Deputy Sheriff and a salesman for Coca-Cola Company. Dr. Dorsey recently completed his EDD in Educational Leadership and is committed to developing students’ innovative skills in order to truly succeed in today’s digital world. Dr. Dorsey is very connected to issues facing Los Angeles and Orange County students and committed to providing solutions that work in this area.

Shannon Clark

Vice President

Shannon Clark is a mother of 2 with 6 years’ experience as a parent in homeschooling and blended learning. She worked in the business and accounting field with responsibility ranging from general accounting to human resource management and the implementation of business policies and procedures. She was an active volunteer as a Girl Scout leader, softball coach and board member, classroom volunteer, and community organizer. Shannon was an active volunteer at the charter school her children attended, being awarded volunteer of the year in 2010 at Coastal Academy in Oceanside. While her children are now attending a more traditional school environment, Shannon continues to be an avid supporter of choice in education and independent study programs. She is currently working as a fitness instructor continuing to focus on inspiring people to learn and achieve their goals. Shannon is in the process of completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. She is also a member of PEO, an organization that raises money for women in education providing opportunities for women to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Shannon plans to obtain her CPA and continue working in the field of education to provide new and innovative opportunities for children and parents to pursue their educational goals.

Tyler Roberts


Tyler has an extensive consumer marketing background with more than 15 years’ experience in customer Loyalty and Retention.  Currently employed in a Senior Marketing role for T-Mobile, USA, he has held similar marketing positions for other industry leaders including and 1-800 CONTACTS. Tyler received his B.S. in Business Management from Utah Valley University where he also served as President of the American Marketing Association.  He currently lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and four children, where he is very active in local education issues.

Gloria Vargas


Gloria has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and education arenas, specializing in serving the Latino community. As regional manager for Girl Scouts San Diego, she supervises a staff of professionals dedicated to recruiting and engaging girl and adult members; and develops strategic alliances with community groups, schools and youth organizations. Her achievements include increasing council membership by four percent (the largest rise in five years), and establishing the region’s first Spanish-speaking troops. Gloria’s leadership was key to Girl Scouts of the USA’s first-ever Latina CEO spotlighting Girl Scouts San Diego’s successes in “best practice” videos created to show other councils how to reach the Latino population. Previously, Gloria was the assistant director at the UCSD’s Student Affirmative Action and Human Relations Programs, responsible for promoting student diversity and fostering multicultural understanding and awareness. Gloria’s experience also includes working as program director for Project Buscar — a YMCA/San Diego County of Social Services project designed to find permanent homes for special needs Latino foster children. Her work led to all 200 youth becoming adopted by loving families. Gloria holds a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine, and completed coursework for a master of arts in sociology from Humboldt State University. She is a committee member for the South County Economic Development Council, among other volunteer activities.



Board Meeting Protocol

Method's Board of Directors typically meets quarterly for regular board meetings, and 4-5 times per year for other, special session items. This results in approximately 8 board meetings per year. Board meetings are normally held at a Method center, with the opportunity to call in via conference line for those who are unable to meet in person. The public is invited to join the board meetings in person or via the conference line. To request conference call details, please email Board Secretary Gloria Vargas as You can also request access by filling out the form below.


Upcoming Board Meetings

  • 3/8/17, 6:30 PM
  • 6/14/17, 6:30 PM
  • 6/21/17, 6:30 PM

Current Notifications and Actions


December 2016 Board Meeting

A state compliance requirement is that the school post on their website how they have spent their Education Protection Account funds for the year. Below are statements of what the Method board will vote on in June, 2016. The following statements are for not yet board approved, but are posted below in advance of a Method Schools Board of Directors vote in June 2016:
Method Schools
As of May 11, 2016, the projected 2015-16 funding to MethodSchools from the Education Protection Account is estimated to be approximately $20,622.00. Of which 100% has been used toward teacher's salaries and benefits.
Method Schools K-8
As of May 11, 2016, the projected 2015-16 funding to Method Schools K-8 from the Education Protection Account is estimated to be approximately $3,720.00. Of which 100% has been used toward teacher's salaries and benefits.
Method Schools High 
As of May 11, 2016, the projected 2015-16 funding to Method Schools High from the Education Protection Account is estimated to be approximately $1,886.00. Of which 100% has been used toward teacher's salaries and benefits.

Previous Board Meeting Minutes & Actions

  • June 15, 2016 (LCAP and Budget Hearing): Murrieta (
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  • June 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes

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A Note on Revolving Loans

Revolving loans are low interest loans provided on a competitive basis to charter schools from the California School Finance Authority. The interest rate on revolving loans matches the return rate in the California Pooled Investment Fund. The annual interest rate is currently 0.30%. Method was awarded one of these loans to begin the 2014-15 school year, and it was extremely valuable in helping Method get off the ground in San Diego. Method Schools K-8 and Method High (new schools in Los Angeles County) have been recommended for these loans. This will help Method launch effectively for the 2015-16 school year for both these schools.


Method Schools Board Policies

Child Abuse Reporting Policy

Suspension & Expulsion Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Dress Code Policy

Bullying and Intimidation Policy

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Maintain a Safe and Orderly Environment Policy

Safety Plan - Los Angeles

Safey Plan - San Diego & Riverside



School Accountability Report Card (SARC)



Method Schools San Diego

Los Angeles K-8
Los Angeles HS



Method Schools (2015)

Method Schools Los Angeles K-8 (2015)

Method Schools Los Angeles HS (2015)






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