Fresh Ed is an approved vendor for:
Blue Ridge Academy
Cabrillo Point Academy
Compass Charter Schools
Epic Charter Schools
Please contact us for information
about adding your current charter.
Fresh Ed is non-sectarian and provides
academic supports to public,
public charter, and PSA scholars.
HOMESCHOOL, ON-LINE, AND INDEPENDENT STUDY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS WILL ONLY FUND DISTANCE LEARNING.
FRESH ED WILL REVIEW THE PROTOCOL AND WELCOME CHARTER SCHOLARS
IN-PERSON SESSIONS AS IT IS ALLOWED.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions are offered through video sessions.
Fresh Ed is committed to everyone's health and safety. We are offering a live - virtual schedule until further notice.
To offer an educational choice for diverse learners in a personalized and collaborative blended learning environment, facilitated through restorative justice practices.
To cultivate a sense of purpose, supported by a culture of expanded thinking, openness and respect, a growth miindset, and an awakening knowledge of self.
Equip each individual child with a love of learning, inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving and opportunities to thrive.
Meet the Board of Directors
Fresh Education Inc is a nonprofit organization serving families in and around Long Beach.
Dr. Michelle "Mickie" Tubbs
Director of Scholar Success
Ms. Raquel Salazar
Ms. Erica Brannon
The Academic Team
The Board of Directors
As an educator and advocate in the early childhood profession for over 30+ years, Cathie has come to understand the profound importance of quality early learning experiences and its effect on a young child’s development. Cathie completed her B. A. in Human Development at California State University, Long Beach and received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, also from CSULB.
Cathie is a founding member of Little Owl School in Long Beach and currently full-time tenured faculty in the Child Development and Educational Studies Department at Long Beach City College. Additionally, Cathie is currently the Coordinator for the California Early Childhood Mentor Program at Long Beach City College. Cathie is a passionate advocate for children as well as providing environments that guide their discovery, providing opportunities that allow children to construct their own understandings and knowledge, and facilitate their growth of critical thinking through reflective engagement.
The mother of two high schoolers who attended a charter, home, and public schools in Long Beach, Tova began seeking educational alternatives when her children were entering kindergarten. Tova earned her BA in Speech Communication at CSULB in 1993, is trained in nonviolent communication and a certified parent educator.
In 2008, she co-founded Functional Families to facilitate parents and caregivers cultivating connection and empathy in the relationship with their children. Her classes enjoy a wide following in the Long Beach area. As Executive Director, Tova strives to continue her passion of empathy and support for, not only the students and families of Fresh Ed, but for the staff/ team as well.
Mother of two school-aged children, one attending sessions at Fresh Ed and one at a charter-middle-school, Heather’s recognizes the need for personalized education. Her passion for individualized education has come from seeing the power that is gained by meeting the needs of children where they are vs where “they should be”!
Heather is Vice President of Finance for Optum, earned her BA degree in Biology from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford.
Meet our Supporters
Fresh Ed is grateful for our donors!
Whether financial or in-kind, all support helps us offer
high-quality programming to underprivileged youth.
We want to thank Bill & Heather Gilman for their deep commitment to educational choice. Your belief in our team propelled us to start Fresh Ed and continues to keep us growing!
Fresh Ed also would like to recognize DiAnne Abshire for sharing grant research and fund-development skills with our team!
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