Our board members work together throughout the school year to ensure the financial health of Kiddo!, to manage our 11+ active committees, and to support Kiddo!’s vision of helping Mill Valley school children reach their full potential. Board meeting minutes are recorded by the board Secretary and approved by board members; Board minutes are independently audited annually. In addition, Board minutes can be viewed, by appointment, in the Kiddo! office with the Executive Director and/or a board member.
Jessica grew up in New Jersey and attended Georgetown University, where she received her BA and Masters in Public Policy. Jessica worked for the District of Columbia Office of Early Childhood Development, then moved to focus on health care, which included designing, building, and evaluating state Medicaid programs. She now works as a consultant, assisting clients with expanding access and improving quality of care for underserved populations. Jessica and her husband, Alan, moved to Mill Valley in 2014 and have two daughters at Old Mill School. Jessica was the President of the Old Mill School PTA, served on the Mill Valley PTA Council, and chaired the Campaign for Measure G in 2022.
Cari and her husband, Bill, have lived in Mill Valley since 2005. A native of Northern California, Cari has a degree in Political Science and Business Administration from UCLA. Upon graduation, Cari worked in the financial services industry for Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney before deciding to return to school to earn her teaching credential.
As an elementary school teacher in low-income classrooms, she was able to foster her desire to serve and advocate for young children and their families. With her two young boys at home, Cari left teaching and focused on volunteering within our local community as a C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate), supporting abused and neglected children, and as a PTA President at Park School.
Meghan grew up in the Bay Area and has lived in Mill Valley with her husband and three kids since 2018. She received her BA in English and Art History from the University of Virginia.
Meghan began her career in Public Relations before pursuing her passion to work in the culinary industry. She attended the French Culinary Institute and has worked in restaurants, as a small events catering specialist, and as a cooking class instructor. She looks forward to bringing her experience in catering, event planning, and community building to the Kiddo! Board as co-chair of Events.
Stephen joined the board as an MVMS Teacher rep in the 2023-24 school year. He is currently the orchestra teacher at MVMS.
Amanda is a visual artist who maintains a studio practice in downtown Mill Valley. Born in England and raised in Canada, Amanda moved to Mill Valley with her husband and three children in 2012. She holds a BFA hons from OCAD University, and prior to moving to the US, she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Canada. Amanda is passionate about access to arts education for all children
Shana is in her 19th year of teaching and has been a 1st grade teacher at Edna Maguire for 17 years. She has a 4th grader, Brady, and a 1st grader, Connor currently attending Edna Maguire. She feels so fortunate to be a teacher AND parent in the Mill Valley school district.
Elizabeth Kaufman, Superintendent
Laura Myers, MVSD Director of Curriculum & Student Services
Elli Abdoli, School Board
Natalie Katz, School Board
Em Lieginger, PTA Council President