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 August and October).
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 second grader at Manzanita Elementary School (and Valley View alumnus) and Lucy is in her second year at Valley View.
Betsy Baker is a mom of 3 children, ages 6, 3 and 2 with her middle child attending Valley View this year. This is her 4th year as a Valley View parent. Betsy is excited to be apart of the FFO board again and is looking forward to a great school year!
Julie is a native Tucsonan and University of Arizona alum. She spent 10+ years in New York City after graduation, then came back home to raise a family with her husband Scott. They have 2 kiddos. Gracie, whom will be in her 2nd year at Valley View, and Charlie, a future Valley View student. She and her husband are local Realtors with Long Realty.
Tina is originally from Madison, WI. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UW-Milwaukee. Tina spent 15 years as a Labor and Delivery nurse and has recently chosen to be a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband, Maurizio, have two children. Giovanni, age 6, is a first grader at Manzanita, and former student of Valley View. Her daughter, Mia, age 4, is in half-day multiage at Valley View. Tina is excited to serve on the board and is looking forward to a healthy and happy school year!
Stephanie moved to Tucson five years ago from Central Illinois. This is her fourth 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.
Art Auction: Caroline Wesnitzer, Tina Ienna-Balistreri
Book Fair: Kaitlin Jones
Community Service: Betsy Baker
Dine-out: Stephanie Zwaga
Staff Appreciation: Betsy Baker, Kelly Prevenas