Our leadership Team
Dedicated to serving
NorCal Trade & Tech is led by an experienced team, including a former SCUSD adult education administrator, and other leaders who have experience operating an adult-serving charter school.
Mike Brunelle, Principal
Mike is a retired SCUSD teacher and administrator with more than 35 years of experience in public education. His experience as a teacher was in Vocational-Technical Education and Special Education. His administrative experience was as an Adult Education Principal, and as the Director of Career Technical Education.
Larry Bowler, Board President
Mr. Bowler is a retired 30-year Lieutenant from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, and also a retired three-term Assemblyman. While in the Assembly, he authored the welfare to work legislation, and continue to work tirelessly to improve job training programs.
Ward Allen, Board Secretary
Ward started the first CTE Truck Driver Training Program at SCUSD in 1997, and it has continued ever since, offering solid job training to ex-offenders and others. In 2013, he and three others started Highlands Community Charter School.
Ken Shoemake, Treasurer
Ken retired from a long and successful management career with the State of California, and is a successful local business owner.
Ms. Eastin is a retired classroom teacher, a retired Assemblywoman from the California Legislator, and the two-term California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is a passionate advocate for California’s students, and believes that everyone in our state is entitled to a good education. NOTE: Ms. Eastin is currently a candidate for Governor of California. For that reason, she is on a temporary leave of absence from the NTT Board.