EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS
ANDREA FAISS - President
The value of a high-quality education is both well-documented and beyond measure. I volunteer with the Foundation to play a part in bringing a dynamic and forward-thinking education to our students.
EVE WALTON - Vice President
I love the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment I feel working together with like minded people on a common cause like the CUHSD Education Foundation. Volunteering to help students and the community brings me great joy! I'm learning so much and having fun working with so many incredible people.
JEANMARIE BUCHER REAHL - Chief Financial Officer
As a mom, I feel it’s important to stay connected to my son’s school and school district and to be a voice for our kids. The opportunity to work with a newly forming Education Foundation was a chance to help kids across our district. Our work to sponsor district wide college and career fairs has been inspiring. I met a young man who was all excited after attending the Del Mar Career Expo and shared with me “I found what I want to do!” I am also inspired by Leigh High School’s Special Education Teacher who received one of our Teacher Innovation grants. He was able to purchase virtual reality headsets and Google Expedition so his students could explore places that they otherwise would not be able to do. It’s really up to us to provide the resources so that each of our CUHSD students can find their spark and a bright future. Will you join us?
BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE
ELIZABETH WARD - Board Member at Large, SAB Liaison, Communications Team
I volunteer with the Ed Foundation because I enjoy it! I believe that all the students in our district deserve to have the best possible experience in high school, and volunteering my time with organizations that support this goal is one of the best ways to make it happen!
My own parents cheerfully volunteered for a variety of causes they believed in, and I want my children to see that there is value in doing work for its own sake, without the need for extrinsic reward or public recognition.
RUCHI SARAN - Board Member at Large, Communications Chair
Empathy is one of the most important values to be successful and happy in life and to empathize and work with students who are our future leaders makes it more significant and meaningful to me and what better place than an education foundation to be that change. The EF is an important part of the district as it works not just with students but parents and teachers also. The foundation makes an effort to understand their needs and support them all in any which way. After all it does take a village to raise a child.
Ruchi Saran is a College Counselor and has a Psychology Degree from India, Associate Degree in Child Education, and a Certificate Degree in College Admissions and Career Planning from UC Berkeley. She has been working with students from India, Middle East, US, and Canada. Her 2 young sons studied Computer Science from UC Berkeley and are her inspiration. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband.
- VOLUNTEERS -
NICKOLETA ANTONOPOULOS NGUYEN - Communications Team
I'm a proud team member of the CUHSD Ed Foundation and was a communications team member on the Measure AA Campaign Committee with the Founders. I'm here because I want the most enriching education for my children - one that goes beyond theory, builds character, develops life skills and empowers future leaders. Volunteering my time to achieve this is the best gift I can give my children.
- OUR LIAISONS -
STACEY BROWN - CUHSD Board Liaison
Stacey Brown was born and raised in the New York Tri-state area. After receiving her engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and because Silicon Valley is the "If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere" place for engineers, she relocated to San Jose. Stacey worked for a legendary Silicon Valley software company in a range of positions from software development to system integration, implementation and sales, eventually starting her own consulting firm. In addition to working with hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, Ms. Brown held P&L responsibility and profitably grew revenue 61% a year with 0% employee turnover and a 97% repeat customer rate. After a break to start her family she founded ProjectZone to help her clients deploy technology solutions to solve complex business problems.
In November 2010, she was elected to San Jose's Cambrian School District Governing Board. After completing her term on the Cambrian board in 2014, she was elected to the Campbell Union High School District Governing Board where she is currently serving her community.