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 directly, you may email boardchair@vmschool.org.

Rachel Watson-Clark

Board of Trustee Chair
Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Governance Committee

VMS Alumni Parent
Clorox: Research and Development

Sue Bayer

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

Ben Hyman

Board of Trustee Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair 

VMS Alumni
Law Student
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Alexis Corbett

Board of Trustee Secretary
Development Committee Co-Chair

Current VMS Parent
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Mahnoor Baig

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Co-Chair
Engagement Committee

Current VMS Parent
Former Outreach Associate & Analyst for the University of California
 

Rachel Batstone

Development Committee
Current VMS Parent
Director of Client Experience, BayBridge Capital Group
Former Special Events Director

April Gallagher

Engagement Committee Co-Chair
Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair
Current VMS Parent
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Jeanine Leys

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Current VMS Parent

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Erika Morales

Engagement Committee Co-Chair
Finance Committee

Current VMS Parent
Former Financial Services Advisor

 

Jo Salvatore

Board of Trustees
Finance Committee
Strategic Planning Committee

VMS Alumni Parent
Former US Supply Chain Manager, Chevron

Judi Bauerlein

Ex-Officio Member
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

AMS Living Legacy
Montessori Teacher Educator/Consultant

Loraine Hayes

Ex-officio Member
Development Committee

VMS Alumni Parent
Former VP, Irrigation Direct