Who We Are
Who is part of the FFO?
As a parent or guardian of a student at Valley View, you are automatically a member! All families and staff members are part of the FFO.
We would love to have you join us during our monthly board meetings which are scheduled for 9:15 am on every 2nd Tuesday of the month (except in October). Due to CFSD mitigation policies, we are now meeting virtually only.
Your Board Members
Kelly is a native Tucsonan and currently works at a local public relations and communications firm. She received a BA at the University of Arizona in political science and creative writing and is currently pursuing an MA in history. She and her husband, Nick, have two children; Andrew is a first grader at Manzanita Elementary School (and Valley View alumnus) and Lucy is in her first year at Valley View.
Betsy Baker is in her second year as FFO Secretary and her family’s third year at Valley View Early Learning Center. She has three children—ages five, two, and one—with her middle child attending Valley View this year. Betsy is excited to be a part of the board again and is looking forward to a great school year!
Emily Schaefer is the FFO treasurer for the 2021-2022 school year. She is a mom to two boys, with her older son attending his second year at Valley View Early Learning Center. Her family enjoys playing outside, swimming, and cheering for University of Arizona--Go Cats! They have loved being a part of this school‘s community, and she looks forward to getting to know more families during her time on the board.
Jackie Manning is a native Tucsonan who received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Arizona. Education has always been very important to her; she received her Master's in secondary education and taught high school English for four years. Currently, she is a stay-at-home parent to Max and Maeve and has been a Valley View parent for the past four years.
Stephanie moved to Tucson four years ago from Central Illinois. This is her third year as a Valley View parent. She also has a daughter at Manzanita Elementary School. She has her degree in Nutrition Science from North Carolina State University where she also played collegiate soccer. Stephanie enjoys coaching soccer in her free time.