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, Ann Clark, 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:

Rachel Watson-Clark

Research and Development, Clorox
Board of Trustees President
Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Alumni Parent

Loraine Hayes

Former VP, Irrigation Direct
Board of Trustees Vice-President
Development Committee, Co-Chair
Current VMS Parent

Jo Salvatore

Former US Shared Service Procurement Supply Chain Manager, Chevron Corporation
Board of Trustees Secretary & Treasurer
Alumni Parent

Judi Bauerlein

Retired Montessori Teacher
American Montessori Society Living Legacy
Montessori Teacher Educator and Consultant
Equity & Inclusion Committee

Alexis Corbett

Development Committee
Current VMS Parent

Robin Dozier

Treasurer of the Tri-Valley chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Equity & Inclusion Committee
Current VMS Parent


Ben Hyman

Law Student
Finance Committee
Former VMS Student

Charlene Kiley

Former Managing Director and Executive Controller, Stockbridge Capital Group
Finance Committee
Current VMS Parent

Kai LaFortune

Laser System Scientist/Engineer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Finance Committee
Current VMS Parent

Sarah Traube

Women Entrepreneurs – Pleasanton Leadership Team
Development Committee Chair
Alumni Parent