Judy Ivie Burton, Alliance President and CEO, brings her expertise to the Alliance in successfully leading and operating public schools. She launched the Alliance College-Public Schools, a non-profit charter management organization whose mission is to open and operate a network of high performing middle and high schools in California that prepare all students for success in college. The Alliance has grown from its first charter high school in 2004 to a network 15 high schools and six middle schools. 100% of Alliance schools significantly outperform neighboring schools. Four Alliance high schools are CA Distinguished Schools and three are among the top 10 high schools in LAUSD. In June 2012 97% of Alliance high school seniors, graduated in four years and 86% were accepted into 4-year universities. Judy Burton was the recipient of a 2010 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and currently serves on the CCSA Board of Directors. The Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School received the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year Award in 2011.
Ms. Burton received the Legacy Award at the 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference. The Legacy Awards were created to celebrate those outstanding charter school supporters, funders, operators and elected officials who have been stewards of the movement over the last 20 years. Each Legacy Award winner represents the hope and dedication of two generations of California Charter School students.