VMS Board of Trustees

Valley Montessori School’s Board of Trustees provide strategic leadership in support of our school mission. The board makes long-term decisions, provides financial management and communicates regularly with our Head of School, Patti Wilczek, to ensure excellence in education for the current and future children of VMS. As the Board’s mission is to preserve and protect the long term health and well-being of the school, they have created, with input from the VMS community, a long range strategic plan that sets the annual agenda for the board and determines the annual goals and objectives for the director. The decision-making structure at VMS is highly collaborative to bring out the very best in the group.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of the following multi-talented and highly dedicated volunteers. To contact the Board with questions, email boardchair@vmschool.org.

Sue Bayer

Board of Trustee Chair
Governance Committee Chair
Retired VMS Middle School Teacher & Program Coordinator
Former member of AMS Board of Directors

Jeanine Leys

Board of Trustee Vice-Chair
Strategic Planning Committee
DEI Committee
Current VMS Parent

 

Ben Hyman

Board of Trustee Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair 

VMS Alumni
Associate Counsel, Fremont Bank
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Alexis Corbett

Board of Trustee Secretary
Development Committee – Annual Fund Chair

Current VMS Parent
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Rachel Batstone

Development Committee – Auction Chair
Current VMS Parent
Director of Client Experience, Bay Bridge Capital Group

April Gallagher

Engagement Committee Co-Chair
Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair
Current VMS Parent
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Liz Kline

Strategic Planning Committee
Current VMS Parent
Chief Product Officer, Reading Futures
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Erika Morales

Engagement Committee Chair
Finance Committee Co-Chair

Current VMS Parent
Former Financial Advisor

 

Lal Ramchandani

Strategic Planning Committee
Current VMS Parent
Director of Sales Analytics, E.J. Gallo Winery

Rachel Watson-Clark

Ex-Officio Member
Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Governance Committee Chair

VMS Alumni Parent
Lawrence Livermore Lab