Our Board of Directors is comprised of parent volunteers from each of the six schools in the Mill Valley School District, as well as two elementary school teachers and one middle school teacher. In addition, the Kiddo! Executive Director, the MVSD Superintendent, the MVSD Director of Curriculum, a school Principal, and one member of the MVSD School Board of Trustees attend meetings and advise the Kiddo! Board. Board meetings are held monthly when school is in session.
Our 26 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.
Bill Lampl has lived in Mill Valley since 1997. His 25 years of business experience include executive management, brand and licensing development, operations, sales, marketing, merchandising and product development and business strategy. Bill has also been an elementary, middle, and high school substitute teacher in Marin. Bill recently served for six years on the City of Mill Valley Library Board of Trustees, including Board President for two years.
Seeking strong public schools and a close-knit community, Caitlin and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2004. After a 10 year career working her way up through the ranks of merchandising and marketing (where her passion for planning and spreadsheets was honed), Caitlin decided to stay home with her kids as well as volunteer as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) where she found great purpose advocating for foster children.
A strong supporter of our public school system, Caitlin has volunteered for numerous projects and activities at Edna Maguire Elementary. Caitlin graduated from the University of Washington, where her passion for college football was sown, with a BA in English. She and her husband Jed have three children: Quinn, Annabel and Lilah.
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.
Becky and her husband Charley have two daughters in the Mill Valley School District, one at Tam Valley and one at MVMS. Becky was a teacher at Tam Valley School from 2007-2018. Prior to teaching, Becky worked in marketing and recruiting in San Francisco. Becky received her Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis and her Masters in Education from UC Santa Barbara. Both as a parent and a teacher, Becky is extremely appreciative of the unique enrichment programs provided by Kiddo!.
Mark is CEO at PrintForm Corporation and Forward Thought, which specialize in software for digital workflow, industrial printing and complex global supply chains for high-growth companies. He is a veteran of several startups and has worked with companies in the Global 50 and NASA. He is an avid cyclist and a former President of USA Cycling and co-founder of Medicine of Cycling. He has a BS in Computer Science from Tufts University. He’s also a dad of 3 wonderful girls and collects antique woodworking machines.
Maureen moved to California with her family in 2001. She began her career in Mill Valley as a one to one aide at Tam Valley. She was first hired as s second grade teacher at Strawberry Point School, then, after two years there, she returned to Tam Valley where she taught first grade for ten years. She currently teaches first grade at Park School.
Maureen is honored to serve on the KIDDO! board as a teacher representative. Her value for Arts’ Education is paramount to her teaching philosophy. Her own children have excelled in their careers due to their KIDDO! supported experiences in the Mill Valley School district. As a classroom teacher, Maureen has seen first hand the enriching environment KIDDO! creates. She never passes up an opportunity to say thank you or share her knowledge of all KIDDO! has done for the teachers and students in Mill Valley.
Deborah Freed Goldman was born and raised in Marin County, graduating from Redwood High School, UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California (USC) with a Masters in Business Administration. Raising three children in Mill Valley schools, Deborah served as PTSA President of Old Mill School and Mill Valley Middle School, served 15 years on the Kiddo! Board including Chair and most recently as Endowment Co-Chair. She’s in her 6th year on the Tam High Foundation Board serving as Chair and most recently as Parent Campaign Chair.
Deborah currently works on the Bridge The Gap College Prep Advisory Council (5 years), and the 10,000 Degrees Advisory Council (4 years). When she’s not supporting education, she manages her 16-year old Oro Puro Vineyards Napa wine, olive oil & honey business. She enjoys hiking the trails of Mt. Tam in any weather.
A native of Marin County, Ted went to public schools for most of his life. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, and received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, the University of California Berkeley. After working in sales and trading at a major Investment Bank following college, Ted founded a registered investment advisory firm, where he works today. He is also on the advisory board of several small start-ups.
Ted was exposed to art from a young age by his mother, a Professor of Art History at Dominican University, and is a strong advocate for art in the school curriculum .Ted and his wife, Jackie, live in Mill Valley. They have two children, who keep him very physically active.
A California native, Michelle has a degree in Business Administration from CSUF. She spent many years working in San Francisco for Macy’s and Gap Inc. in visual merchandising and management. In 2003 she and her husband moved to Montreal, Quebec where her daughter Keira was born. The family then moved to New Jersey where Michelle was active in the PTA and room mother of her daughters class. In 2011 they relocated back to Mill Valley where Keira finished kindergarten at Strawberry Point School.
Michelle is a Kiddo ambassador as well as an active volunteer in the classroom, art, library and playground choices. She is also the Co-Chair of the Hospitality Committee, which is a great outlet for her love of cooking and entertaining. She is honored to be a part of an organization that makes Mill Valley Schools a wonderful, enriching place for our children to grow up.
Bzur started playing the piano when he was eight years old (followed by saxophone, percussion, and voice). His love for music led him to study piano at Vanderbilt University – where he graduated with a Degree in Music as well as a second major in Organizational Development. Bzur moved to Mill Valley in 2007 with his wife Page just in time to welcome their first of three children.
Bzur has worked as an executive in the high tech industry for over 15 years and is currently the CEO of Visage Mobile. He is also the owner of Beeline Bikes Northern California, a Kiddo! business partner. Bzur also serves on the board of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. You can often find Bzur volunteering for class activities, photographing events, and accompanying performances. This year he will be the Development Chair. Contact Bzur directly here.
Chris teaches 6th grade science at MVMS and previously taught science workshops throughout Marin County to 4th & 5th graders. She also illustrates children’s picture books and founded Mackie Mack, which sells stationery and clothing products with her own designs. She received her teaching credentials from Dominica University of CA and has a BA in psychology from Western University.
Jake leads major gifts for Tipping Point Community, a non-profit fighting poverty in the Bay Area. Before joining Tipping Point in January 2014, Jake led Dartmouth College’s fundraising on the West Coast for more than six years. He has more than 10 years experience working with non-profits, and before that worked in product management and business development in Bay Area software companies.
Jake is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree is Studio Art. He is originally from Long Beach, CA but has been in the Bay Area for 18 years and in Mill Valley for almost 10 years and wouldn’t think of moving back to Southern California. He has two children at Edna Maguire School and coaches them in both the Mill Valley Soccer Club and Mill Valley Little League.
Originally from France, Stéphanie moved to the Bay Area as a child where she attended Strawberry Point School and Mill Valley Middle School. After attending UCLA and law school in San Francisco, she returned to Strawberry. Since practicing law, Stéphanie has sat on the Board of Directors of Prevent Blindness California, served on the Alumni Council of San Francisco University High School and was the Bay Area UCLA Alumni Scholarship Chair for 12 years.
When she is not spending time with her family, Stéphanie enjoys volunteering as a room mom in her daughter Evan’s classroom, and is a Kiddo! Rep as well as Executive Vice-President of the Strawberry Point School PTA. Contact Stéphanie directly here.
Lucinda is an Almonte resident. Born and raised in Northern California, Lucinda studied at California State University, Chico and has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Marketing emphasis. Lucinda has worked in sales and marketing for over 20 years and now works for Oath, A Verizon Company, selling a house of more than 50 media and technology brands including HuffPost, Yahoo, AOL.com, MAKERS and Tumblr.
She and her husband, Mike Janover, have two sons who attend Tam Valley School. Lucinda was a Tam Valley Kindergarten class ambassador during the 2016/2017 year. Contact Lucinda directly here.
Current Directors (con't)
Gisella moved to Mill Valley in 2010 after living in San Francisco and New York City. She quickly fell in love with Mill Valley, its beautiful surroundings and warm community. Gisella currently has 3 children, Ronan, Stina and Isla, and is passionate about providing quality education to California’s children despite deep budget constraints within the public school system.
Gisella has served as a Kiddo! Ambassador at Old Mill School, worked on the Measure E Campaign to ensure adequate funding for Mill Valley Schools K-8, represents Moms Demand Action/Everytown for Gun Safety in Mill Valley, is a Brownie troop leader for fourth grade and loves working in her children’s classrooms and library. She holds a B.A. in journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder and studied at the University of Alicante in Spain. Gisella is proud to represent Kiddo! as Old Mill’s Kiddo! rep, and appreciates all the support Kiddo! provides in the arts and classrooms to each and every student. Contact Gisella directly here.
Hallie is a Vice President at Dodge & Cox, where she researches and analyzes large public companies looking for investment ideas for the firm’s mutual funds. She is a CFA charter holder, a Chartered Investment Counselor, and a shareholder of the firm. She received her MBA (with honors) from UC Berkeley and her AB (cum laude) from Princeton University. She is a member of the Mill Valley School District’s community financial advisory committee and has served on the investment committee for Kiddo!.
Christie worked in banking several years after graduating from UNC and then moved to New York where she volunteered for Literacy Partners and the Humane Society of New York and pursued a Masters in Education at NYU. She also taught Spanish at a charter school in Queens. She served as President of the Southern Marin Mothers Group as well as Activity Director and in other roles for the past 8 years. She has also worked on the Old Mill School’s PTA as the Community Outreach Chair.
Lilly moved from Boston after graduating from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She worked in the art auction business with Sotheby’s and Butterfield & Butterfield for 7 years before turning to teaching.
She received a Masters in early childhood development and a multiple subjects credential from Mills College. She then received a special education credential from San Francisco State University while working in Piedmont as a K-5 special education teacher for five years. She moved to Mill Valley in 2005 and started working at Park School as the reading specialist in 2007 and still works there today. She has been on the Mill Valley Soccer club board as a co-director of recreation soccer since 2016 and helped with the Measure E campaign as the MVMS Rep. She and her husband Erik have two children, Ethan and Kate.
Zoe served as the Edna Maguire Co-Rep during the 2017-18 school year, and has also served as room parent, classroom volunteer and on the PTA Nominating Committee at Edna. She has a BS in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado and a degree in Interior Design from UC Berkeley and the Art Institute of Colorado. She is the principal designer and owner of Zoe Lee Design studio. She previously worked at Accenture as a business consultant and at Williams-Sonoma in inventory management.
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
Maeve attended UC Berkeley for her BA and worked for Oracle in Customer Success/Sales for many years. She is currently a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group covering SF and Marin. She served as the Co-Chair on the board of the Golden Gate Mothers Group and has volunteered on the MVMS Site Council and as the PTA Room Parent Coordinator at Edna Maguire.
A native of Northern California, Rachel and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2011, after living in Southern California and Washington, DC. They quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of Marin, the warmth of the community, and the vibrant spirit of their school – Strawberry Point. Since then, Rachel has served as a room parent, classroom and library volunteer, a Kiddo! Ambassador, and is now honored to represent Strawberry Point on the Kiddo! board.
Rachel brings more than 20 years of experience working in or for California public schools. She has served as a high school history teacher, assistant principal, charter school developer, and now as an educational consultant to schools and educational organizations. She is passionate about providing all students with a high quality and enriching education. Rachel earned a B.A. in history from Stanford and master’s degrees in education from Harvard and Stanford. Rachel enjoys hiking local trails and traveling to national parks with her husband, Robb, and their three children — Maria (11), Wilson (9), and Sam (7). Contact Rachel directly here.
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.
Originally from the UK, Elaine has lived all over the world, but she and her family have called Mill Valley home since 2013. She has three children – a fifth grader, an eighth grader and a freshman in college. Elaine worked in publishing as a Commercial Director in London for many years on magazines such as Elle and Harpers Bazaar before she moved to Switzerland and started teaching. As an ESL teacher, Elaine worked in universities and schools in Switzerland and Canada, teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities. She also started her role in Switzerland as a Senior Examiner within the International Baccalaureate program, which she has continued with since.
Elaine has been fully immersed into the world of Kiddo! for three years, having co-chaired two Kiddo! Galas and having been the Mill Valley Middle School Kiddo! Rep for two years. She currently works as the Executive Director at the Tam High Foundation.
Wendy Holmes, Director of Curriculum
Marco Pardi, School Board
Jason Deppong, Old Mill School Principal