Each and every staff member at Lighthouse works tirelessly to ensure that our students receive the best possible education in. Nothing is more important than creating exceptional leaders and scholars!
Mr. Steve Lewis
After graduating from San Diego State University with an English degree, I decided to pursue the idea of teaching. My love of travel resulted in my involvement with volunteer organizations in the former Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico and Guatemala. I taught 5th and 6th grade for seven years and after receiving my Master of Arts Degree in Bilingual Education from CSUS, I accepted my first administration job as Director of a bilingual school in Antigua, Guatemala.
It was there that I met my wonderful wife and we began to build our home in Ciudad Vieja. Before arriving at River Charter Schools, I was a principal for seven years in Sacramento. As your Superintendent, I am proud to inform you that the DECS and Lighthouse staff is the best I have ever worked with as an educator. We are committed to providing our students with learning opportunities that truly make a difference. I look forward to working with you this year!
Mr. Peter Stone
Chief Business Officer (CBO)
After graduating from UC Berkeley with an Accounting degree, I joined the audit firm of KPMG where I had the opportunity of seeing how various companies handled their accounting, and from there moved to Ampex in various audit, finance and accounting positions. Then, I joined Pearson, the largest textbook publisher in the world, and co-founded the Electronic Education division to take the new K-2 Waterford Early Reading Program to market in schools across the U.S. I was very excited to help make a significant difference in the reading achievement for the most needy children.
I have a wonderful wife and four children, two of whom are married. We moved here to the Clarksburg area in 2000 to a working farm and love the Delta. I am very involved in our church as well. I am excited to see the really great things that Steve and the whole team at DECS are doing to ensure the highest quality education for each and every child entrusted to DECS.
Mrs. Laura Andrews
Dean of Instruction
Mrs. Laura Andrews enters year two on the Lighthouse Administration team this year as Dean of Instruction. Her primary roles will be supporting teachers with their academic programs and building school culture. Mrs. Andrews has been with River Charter Schools since 2011 as a lead teacher at Delta Elementary Charter School. She is well versed in our charter mission and philosophy of building leaders and scholars. Mrs. Andrews received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from CSU, Sacramento in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) with an emphasis in Human Development. She holds a multiple-subject teaching credential and administrative services credential. When she’s not on campus, Mrs. Andrews is spending time with her husband and son. Follow her updates about all things Lighthouse on Instagram (Edventures_In_Admin).
Mrs. Hope Migliaccio
Mrs. Migliaccio joined the Lighthouse team as its proud principal in May of 2019. Mrs. Migliaccio brings twenty-four years of experience in education to Lighthouse. She is most excited about guiding our team in developing a successful middle school program. Our charter’s CORE values: collaboration, self-reflection, and positive attitude are what originally drew her to Lighthouse. One visit to our school and it was the school’s focus on a culture of equity and inclusion that really sealed the deal. Mrs. Migliaccio received her Bachelor of Arts degree from CSU, Stanislaus in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in English. She also has received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Chapman University. She holds a multiple subject credential with an authorization in English and an administrative services credential. When she is not on campus, she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling to places they have never been, and taking her dogs to the park. Follow her updates on Instagram (leadingwithhope).