Board of Directors

The Governing Board of Kidinnu Academy Charter School

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.

Members of the Governing Board for Kidinnu Academy

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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. Involved with numerous philanthropy projects across San Diego.

Keith Esshaki

Vice President / Director of Information Technology – Keith Esshaki

Global Director of Sales & Business Development at Xelleration, 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 – Colleen 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.