Yuba River Charter School

Yuba River Charter School is a community of teachers and families uniting to inspire a love of life and learning for the whole child for the whole world. We endeavor to develop free human beings who are able to impart meaning and direction to their lives.  Our Vision & Mission

admiring the woodsMeet our New School Director, Ms. Charlene Haney.

Ms. Haney has always been inquisitive, curious, and interested in the world around her.  She has an insatiable love of words and their origins; of the natural cycles of nature and evolution; of laughter that connects us; and of the psychology of the human being. Ms. Haney was raised in a large family and has one daughter, who will join our kindergarten this fall.

Ms. Haney holds a Masters degree in School Administration and Certification in Charter School Leadership from Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is the recipient of The Weingart Foundation scholarship award for Most Promising School Leaders. Ms. Haney holds California State Teaching and Administrative Credentials and has taught children in grades K-8 for over sixteen years in both private and public schools.  She has been a school principal for over 4 years now, and treasures each moment she spends with students and families. Ms. Haney further holds degrees, certifications, and teaching experience in Waldorf Education, Class Council Leadership, Organic Gardening, and Art which inspire her leadership of our School, faculty and students. These foundations live strongly in Ms. Haney’s deep and abiding dedication to child development principles as they inform our rigorous Waldorf academic programs with art, beauty, culture, globalism, social responsibility and environmental stewardship.