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

Board of Trustees Chair
VMS Strategic Planning Committee Chair
VMS Alumni Parent
Clorox: Research and Development

Loraine Hayes

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

Jo Salvatore

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

Alexis Corbett

Board of Trustees Secretary
Development Committee
Current VMS Parent

Mahnoor Baig

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

Sue Bayer

Retired VMS Middle School Teacher & Program Coordinator
Former Chair of Teacher Section of the AMS Board of Directors

Robin Dozier

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Current VMS Parent
Treasurer, Tri-Valley Chapter of Jack & Jill of America

April Gallagher

Engagement Committee
Current VMS Parent


Ben Hyman

Finance Committee
Former VMS Student
Law Student

Erika Morales

Engagement Committee
Current VMS Parent
Former Financial Services Advisor

Sarah Traube

Development Committee Chair
VMS Alumni Parent
Women Entrepreneurs – Pleasanton Leadership Team

Judi Bauerlein

Ex-Officio Member
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

AMS Living Legacy
Montessori Teacher Educator/Consultant