The Board of Directors for Milpitas Christian School determines the school's vision, mission, and strategic goals and establishes policies and plans that reinforce them. The Board enforces the By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation for MCS.

Alex Lovo, President/Head of School

MCS Board member since August 2021

San Jose State University, B. A. In English with Technical Writing concentration and Minor in Communications

Information Governance Program Manager and Architect, Apple Inc. (Legal & Global Security organization)

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute

Stephen Ministry Bridge Leader Trainee, New Beginnings Community Church

I believe that the most effective leaders are servant-minded as modeled by Jesus Christ. The mission of Milpitas Christian School to train the child in body, soul and spirit embodies that idea and resonates very strongly with me. It is the reason why I have entrusted MCS with the education of my two boys since they were in preschool. It is my privilege to be serving on the MCS Board and supporting it and the MCS mission to raise up the children to become.

Eric Thoreson, Board Member

MCS Board Member since February 2018

Current and past Board Member in multiple non-profits since 1997

University of Toledo, B.S. Electrical Engineering, cum laude (1981)
Formerly engineering, program management and sales for General Electric
Founder and Principal Search Consultant, Netsoft (1992-present)

“The 40+ year track record MCS has in excellence of education and healthy development – body, soul, and spirit – is remarkable. The world and the South Bay need institutions like MCS not only for the benefit of the children and their families, but for society at large. Two of our children went to MCS, with decidedly positive results for our family.”

Jing Chen, Board Member

MCS Board member since November 2019

Master IC Design Engineer, Broadcom Inc.

Xidian University, China, BS in Electrical Engineering
Sacramento State University, MS in Electrical Engineering

"MCS was my daughter's second home for 11 years. And since then, it has become the home for my family. It is my great honor to have the opportunity to serve other family members in MCS."

Sulisna Chandra, Board Member

MCS Board Member since April 2022

Graduated: BS in Finance, San Jose State University, Cum Laude (2005)
Work: Senior Underwriting Consultant at Kaiser Permanente
 I am so thankful and grateful for the mission of MCS in providing great education and also raising up the next generation to follow Jesus. I believe in the importance of planting the right seed at a young age so children can grow up in true wisdom, knowledge and understanding according to His way and His heart. I am excited to see the children learn and grow at MCS and I believe God will use them mightily for His kingdom and be the light of the world, whether in the business world, mission works, or church ministry.  As He is most faithful, He will guide them to the right path for His Namesake.  It’s my privilege and honor to be able to serve MCS along with other board members. 

Hermie Smit, Board Member

MCS Board Member Since July 2022

University of Tennessee, B.S. Business Management 2016
Director of CityTeam in the Neighborhood & Church Engagement (2001-present)

I have dedicated the past 21 years to Christian ministry here in the Bay Area and I'm convinced that living according to the commandments of Jesus Christ - “the discipled-lifestyle” provides the best framework for thriving in the midst of a fallen world. Kids spend the majority of their waking hours at school and MCS brings healthy alignment with the values and objectives parents teach their kids at home, with what they learn and observe in church with the education our children receive at school. 

I joined the board to help raise the profile of MCS at our local churches and to grow the community engagement of MCS students and parents through volunteering and service projects.

Megan Jalali, Principal

M.A. in Education Administration & Supervision from San Jose State University 

B.A. in History from the University of California Santa Cruz.

As Principal, Megan executes academic programs and provides a focal point of MCS leadership for community, parents, and staff. Five years ago, after teaching and serving as an Assistant Principal in the Orchard SchoolDistrict in San Jose, Ms. Jalali answered the Lord’s call to teach at Milpitas Christian Middle School! She brings over 20 years of experience as an educator to MCS. 
Before joining MCS, Megan invested her talent and energy as a classroom teacher for14 years and an administrator for 6 years, including 2 years as Assistant Principal. Her focus at various school sites was increasing parent engagement and support and implementing new educational technology programs. Megan also lived and taught English in Tokushima, Japan. Megan is an active member of the Venture Christian Church community and serves in the Venture Kids Ministry. 

"I love that MCS focuses on each child’s  progress in all areas of academic, spiritual, and developmental growth. I am honored to serve at MCS and disciple each child as a follower of Christ with our dedicated team of teachers and staff."

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