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Executive Director

Nick Schuerman is the Founder and visionary behind Victory Collegiate Academy. With 17 years of educational experience, Nick has spent most of his career in leadership serving as a Principal in three different school districts across two states with all but one of these years in Title 1 schools.  Each of Nick’s schools has had astounding results with his most notable work in Douglas, AZ, where he took over a school that was labeled by the Arizona Department of Education as a “Turnaround” and “Failing” school for ranking in the lowest 3% in the state.  In just two years, Nick took this school (that was only 12 blocks from the Mexican border) and jumped two spots on the Arizona Accountability System and earned the school a “Performing” label for the first time in the school’s history.
Most of Nick’s career has been in the district world until in 2013, he moved to Queen Creek, AZ where he took the leadership role as Principal of a charter school at the Leading Edge Academy’s San Tan campus. Nick fell in love with the charter idea of choice for all students and, in 2014, Nick began the planning process for a high quality charter school in the Phoenix Urban Core with a focus on Healthy Body-Healthy Mind, Whole Child.
Nick’s innovative approach to educating the whole child and his “out-of-the-box” thinking, gained him a Fellowship with the New Schools for Phoenix Fellowship Program in 2015. Nick shares NSPF’s philosophy that education is greater than poverty. Here, Nick launched his vision of a school that would support elevated levels of academic growth among children in the Phoenix Urban Core.
Nick’s passionate, energetic, innovative and student centered approach towards learning provides an extraordinary education experience for all of his students. Nick is committed to his school leadership role in helping to build and refine the social, emotional, physical, nutritional, and academic skills students need to victorious in today’s society.



Cheryl Klock McNeill comes to the Board with 20 years of political, business and non-profit management, executive leadership and public relations experience. Cheryl has coordinated major fundraising efforts, led the advance work and, in many cases, been a strategic partner for major presidential candidates, numerous congressional and statewide candidates and state and local organizations throughout the country. She has sat, and currently sits, on numerous non-profit boards in various capacities. Cheryl has received several awards for her many leadership roles and achievements, has had her work published and considered a “Rising Star” in her field. Cheryl has also successfully run her own campaign and was elected to public office in her own right.
Cheryl is also no stranger to the corporate world. She served as one of 3 managing members for Mills Associates, LLC., a company that oversees a $110 million professional office building next to the White House in Washington, D.C. Cheryl successfully helped facilitate and guide the company through a major corporate and financial restructuring, which had not been done since the 1960s. Cheryl also runs a successful manufacturing company whose work has been recognized by industry leaders and published in the book, “Art Glass Today”.
Whether it is through her philanthropic endeavors or volunteering, Cheryl has made a point to reach out and assist those in need. With her professional expertise, compassion, drive and desire to see children succeed in their academic lives, she is a perfect fit for VCA.


Vice Chairman

Brad Linsday comes to the Board with over 25 years of educational experience with half of that time in Title 1 schools. Most of his time as a teacher was spent in the Central Valley School District in Spokane, WA. During his 19 years in Spokane, Brad taught 5th and 6th grade self-contained classes. In 2002, Brad’s love of basketball launched the school’s basketball programs where he coached students by acquiring funding from private individuals.
Prior to retiring in 2013, Brad relocated to Douglas, AZ and taught 6th grade remedial reading, 7th grade self-contained classes and 8th grade social studies. He was the Head Coach for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys’ and girls’ basketball program for 2 years. When budget cuts eliminated the program, Brad stayed on and ran the intramural programs.
Brad is most recognized for his ability to connect and motivate students with genuine care for their personal and academic success.



Scott has more than 18 years of experience working with public schools, including 4 years as managing partner of a regional public accounting firm, and the last 5 years as co-founder of a firm providing strategic consulting services to charter schools and non-profit organizations. His expertise in financial management and strategic planning makes him a sought-after resource for many large and small charter schools and non-profits.
Scott speaks at many national and local conferences and continuing education sessions on various topics, including public school finance, governance and management, financial reporting, fraud prevention, and budget development.



School Board Meeting Notices 
Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, Victory Collegiate Academy hereby states that all notices of the meetings of Victory Collegiate Academy will be posted at the Victory Collegiate Academy offices located at 3535 N. 63rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033, 6849 W Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033 and on our website. The location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

Avisos para reuniones de la Junta Escolar
De conformidad con A.R.S. §38-431.02, Victory Collegiate Academy establece por la presente que todos los avisos de las reuniones de Victory Collegiate Academy se publicarán en las oficinas de Victory Collegiate Academy ubicadas en 3535 N. 63rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033, 6849 W Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033 y en nuestro sitio web. El lugar está abierto al público de lunes a viernes de 8:00 am a 4:00 pm. Dichos avisos indicarán la fecha, la hora y el lugar de la reunión e incluirán una agenda o información sobre la manera en que el público puede obtener una agenda para la reunión.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Google Meet
Meeting Link: Call-in Number: 1-865-375-0121
Pin #: 834019305


Martes 14 de mayo de 2024 a las 09:00
Reunión de Google
Enlace de reunión: Número de llamada: 1-865-375-0121
Número de pin: 834019305


Annual Board Meeting Documents
June 2023
Proposed Budget

Previous Board Meetings/Agendas

April 2024 
February 2024
October 2023
August 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
September 2023
November, 2022
October, 2022
August, 2022
July, 2022
June, 2022
May, 2022
April, 2022
March, 2022
February, 2022
January, 2022
December, 2021
October 14, 2021
September 21, 2021
July 22, 2021
July 9, 2021
June 27, 2021
May 6, 2021
March 25, 2021
March 4, 2021
February 4, 2021
December 17, 2020
November 6, 2020
October 23, 2020
September 10, 2020
August 27, 2020
August 4, 2020
July 30, 2020
July 23, 2020
June 15, 2020
May 29, 2020
April 9, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 14, 2020
February 6, 2020
December 10, 2019
October 17, 2019
August 27, 2019
July 11, 2019
July 24, 2019
June 30, 2019
June 12, 2019
May 9, 2019
April 11, 2019
May 6, 2019
February 14, 2019
December 13, 2018
November 9, 2018
October 3, 2018
September 11, 2018
August 10, 2018
August 2, 2018
July 19, 2018
June 9, 2018
May 9, 2018
April 12, 2018
March 2, 2018
February 8, 2018
January 12, 2018
November 9, 2017
September 21, 2017
August 11, 2017
July 24, 2017
July 19, 2017
July 17, 2017
July 7, 2017
June 30, 2017
June 22, 2017
June 9, 2017
May 22, 2017
May 21, 2017
April 28, 2017
April 14, 2017
March 22, 2017
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