Dr. Alan Kay


Dr. Alan Kay is proud to serve the educational community in the Inland Empire.  His professional service as an educator started in 1998 as a teacher for the San Bernardino City Unified School District where he has served in a variety of capacities for the past 25 years.  These duties have included middle school teacher, curriculum development expert, vice principal, and principal.  Dr. Kay earned his doctorate degree from the University of Redlands in the area of Educational Justice and focused on instructional supervision and evaluation.

A few of Dr. Kay’s professional affiliations include serving as a chairperson for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, community advisory commissioner for the East Valley Water District, and working with the National Institute of School Leadership.  He also coordinates with Educational Testing Service as well as local universities on Teacher Development and School Administrator Development.

Dr. Kay works closely with schools and local colleges in the development of Career Technical Education (CTE) in order to help ensure strong pathways for students to have opportunities to find well-paying jobs out of high school so that they can pursue their university interests while also earning a good salary in order to reduce student long-term dept.  He encourages and focuses on finding partners in the community who can provide avenues for students such as internships and work-study programs.

In his spare time, Dr. Kay enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and traveling.

His focus in working with Excelsior Charter Schools is to ensure that a vibrant, positive, and engaging learning environment is at the forefront for students.  This is done by supporting the staff and administration in maintaining policies and budget that align to the mission and vision of the organization.


Navid McCarthy


Navid joined Excelsior Charter Schools in 2001 as a Math teacher and during her career at Excelsior held the positions of lead mentor, Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Deputy Superintendent. She retired from Excelsior in 2017.

Navid holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Iowa, a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. She also holds a California clear teaching credential in math and a supplementary credential in physical science in addition to a clear leadership credential.

She has lived in the High Desert since 1990.


Terrance Stone

Board Member

Terrance L. Stone is Founder/President/ CEO of Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy and C.E.O. of Stone Consultants, International Gang Expert, Trainer and Speaker has served as a youth counselor and graduated Cal State LA for State Certified Gang Intervention Specialist, serves on Committees with the San Bernardino County Sherriff and San Bernardino City Chief of Police, Executive Board Member and Chair of the San Bernardino Countywide Gangs and Drugs Task Force, Past Board Member of the Southern California African American Chamber of Commerce, and San Bernardino Chapter NAACP, trained with San Bernardino City Police Department on the train the trainer course “Principled Policing” and also chosen by past Mayor of San Bernardino Pat Morris to join his office on the California Cities Gang Prevention Network. He is committed to steering young peo¬ple away from the life that cost him much of his precious youth. In essence, Terrance is allowing his life mistakes to help others discover their personal worth and true-life purpose. Stone’s change in heart, spir¬it and action has resulted in his reaching over 35,000 at risk youth he is now CEO of Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy multiple locations in the Inland Empire and growing. Stone’s sincere efforts have result¬ed in his receiving multiple awards.

Guy Burnett 8-2016

Guy Burnett

Board Member

Guy Burnett has served on the Excelsior Charter School’s Board of Directors since June of 2015.

Guy and his wife of 30 years, Kimberly, were married in 1986 and have raised three daughters and one son in the high desert area. Two of his daughters graduated from Excelsior Charter School. So Guy is very familiar with Excelsior’s educational program. Guy served in the United States Marine Corps from May 1975 to May 1979. He lived in Dallas, Texas for 7 years prior to moving to Apple Valley in 1983.

One of Guy’s early career goals was to own his own business and in 1998 he opened State Farm Insurance Agency which he has been successfully operating and serving all of the high desert communities.

Guy has previously served on the Apple Valley Chamber board from 2002 until 2007. In July of 2007, Guy was appointed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the San Bernardino County Fair Board of Directors, where he served as the Treasurer for 3 years, Vice President for 2 years and President for 2 years, and is currently working on his 4th Term as Treasure. Guy has also served on the Board for the Yucca Loma Paul Swick Family Center from 2006 to 2009.

Guy enjoys participating in extracurricular activities such as riding motorcycles, horses and four wheel drive adventures to Death Valley and around the High Desert area. He enjoys hiking in the High Desert and Sierra Mountains. He also enjoys 5th wheel camping with his family. Guy thoroughly enjoys working with the Excelsior School Board!

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