With a proven track record of teaching at many levels, from elementary school through college, Annaliisa Wilson is passionate about connecting with students and supporting them to achieve their personal goals. She has been a Montessori educator, a professor at San Diego City College, and an English professor for a charter high school where students graduate with an associate’s degree. At San Diego City College, she supported students who were juggling full-time coursework with full-time personal responsibilities and challenges and helped connect them with adequate assistance from faculty and college services.
As a military spouse, Annaliisa relocated to Northwest Florida, where she began teaching English at the local state college and secured a tenure-track position as the English professor for their charter high school. Meanwhile, she began PhD coursework in English at Florida State University.
Last year, Annaliisa returned to Southern California to be near family as she began a new chapter personally and professionally. After becoming a single mom to her four young children, she began training as a postpartum doula, baby-wearing educator, and lactation educator. She currently works within the birth and postpartum community supporting and educating caregivers from diverse backgrounds, is pursuing work in higher education, and is finishing her PhD coursework — all in pursuit of supporting others in achieving success.
Michelle Fluke has over 25 years of experience building community through her nonprofit work focused on the health and wellness industry. As Executive Director of Antelope Valley Partners for Health, she provides administrative oversight, overseeing all accounting functions, handling all aspects of human resource management as well as grant writing, strategic planning, and acting as community health and services liaison to the Antelope Valley. Under her leadership, problem solving, and innovative thinking, Michelle has increased AVPH’s strength as the foundation of collaboration in the Antelope Valley that focuses on improving the health and wellness of the community.
Michelle is also active in several grassroots community groups. She is the vice-chair of the Lancaster Healthy Communities Commission, a steering committee member for the AV Homeless Coalition, and represents the Antelope Valley as an appointed member of the County of Los Angeles Population Health Task Force.
Sajae Davison is a passionate educator with extensive leadership experience in the field. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in June 2010 and soon after joined UCLA’s Early Academic Outreach Program as site coordinator, working to increase college readiness and admissibility for students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2016, she earned her Master of Science in Education from National University. With a teaching credential and master’s degree in hand, she taught math in the Antelope Valley Union High School District, providing real-world perspectives of math through project-based learning and implementing lesson plans that accommodated multiple learning modalities. Sajae’s commitment to student-centered learning led her to excel as a Los Angeles County Office of Education program specialist and as a leadership resident for iLEAD Lancaster. Currently serving as vice principal at Highland High School AVHSD, Sajae is committed to ensuring equity and empowering all learners with the necessary resources to succeed in high school and beyond.
Shannon Campbell is pleased to join the governing board of Empower Generations, driven by her deep commitment to community service, empowering parents to actively engage in their children’s education, and fostering excitement within the community to nurture our next generation of leaders. Shannon is a longtime charter school advocate. In fact, she served as an administrative assistant at her son’s charter school while simultaneously pursuing her own college education. Having obtained her associate’s degree in pharmacy technology from San Joaquin Valley College in 2015, Shannon has accumulated invaluable leadership experience in the pharmacy industry.
Shannon’s highest goal is to contribute toward establishing the safest possible environment for learners.
Shannon lives in Lancaster, California, with her son, Semjay.