About Us

Meet the Kidinnu Academy Founding Board 

The members of Kidinnu Academy Charter School Founding Team bring a variety of expertise across diverse areas of business and charter school administration, charter school finance, accounting, marketing,  instructional experience, and school facilities.

President / Chairman – Dr. Noori Barka, Founder & President, Calbiotech, Inc.  Holds a Ph.D in Diagnostic Immunology with focus on immunoassay development and applications. Over 30 years experience in In-Vitro Diagnostics and clinical and reference laboratory.

Vice President / Director of Information Technology – Keith Esshaki, Executive Consultant with ePlus (PLUS on NASDAQ), Founder, CEO and CIO of GTC Systems, Inc.  Provides IT consulting and solutions in all industries on a nationwide basis.

Treasurer / Director of Finance – Michael Rundlett,  Certified Financial Planner, CFP, AIF and CKA.  Owner of Mike Rundlett Financial Service. Registered Representative with LPL Financial, Broker/Dealer and Investment Advisor. Experience with investment practices.

Secretary – Souad Naoum –  English Language Educator and Interpreter, Fluent in Arabic and Aramaic and knowledgeable of Middle Eastern cultures and societies. Provides educational support to English language learners with Cajon Valley Union School District.

Director of Public Communications – Dina Polus,  Interpreter and Educator, Fluent in Arabic, Aramaic, and Kurdish. Elementary teacher in Iraq. Administrative nonprofit experience.

Member – Collen Attar,  Middle School Teacher and Adjunct Professor,  M.A. in Teaching and Curriculum, Bachelor’s in Arts and History.

Director of Instruction – Dr. Roseann Rinear,  Educator  and Business Owner,  Ed.D.  in Child and Youth Studies, M.A. Educational Leadership, 34 years supervising child development programs in leadership capacity as Director, Program Manager, Regional Director, and VP of programs, 20 years as Adjunct Professor, and Charter School Executive Director/Principal.

Thank you for your interest in Kidinnu Academy.

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