With unending passion for learning and with unwavering optimism, Mr. Piscal’s leadership is the heart of CAPS. A long-time educator and New Jersey native, Mr. Piscal worked together with local business leaders and educators to create CAPS as a choice for parents who want to prepare their children for college and career. Since its inception, the organization has grown quickly and steadily under his continued leadership.
Mr. Piscal is a pioneer in the charter school movement. He previously founded the Inner City Education Foundation, the first charter school management organization in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1999, this network of 15 high-performing public charter schools has sent over a thousand students to the best colleges and universities in the nation, including Stanford, Brown, Dartmouth, Duke, MIT, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UCLA, Bryn Mawr, Bowdoin, Pitzer, Howard, Morehouse, and Spelman.
Mr. Piscal’s work has been featured in the New York Times, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Good Morning America. His schools have received support from leaders in the community, including Magic Johnson and New Jersey’s own Brian Taylor of Perth Amboy and Princeton University fame.