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School Board

Board of Directors

Emily Gorsage, Chairperson

Amy Strommer, Treasurer

Tawny Vigil Fisher, Secretary

Travis Naasz, Executive Board Member

April Delira, Executive Board Member

Heather Pastorius, Board Member

Dane Hackler, Board Member

Shannon Escalera, Board Member


Mission Statement 
We will develop self-motivated lifelong learners.  We are committed to educating students, with state standards utilizing student-centered inquiry methods in a school wide inquiry environment which includes international mindedness and rigorous assessments. Our students will demonstrate an awareness of and respect for other people who may have different points of view and/or multiple perspectives. Students will understand that their role in our global and local communities is to be caring, action-based learners.
School Board Meeting Information 
The School Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Thursday of every month. The open session begins at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the SJVA District Office: 485 W. Esplanade Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543. The date may change as we recognize holidays. A "special board meeting" may be scheduled sporadically, before which the community will be notified. All meetings are posted below as required within the timelines stated in the Brown Act.
2023-2024 Board Meeting Schedule
Date Open Session Start Time
August 24, 2023
September 28, 2023
October 26, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023
January 25, 2024
February 29, 2024
March 28, 2024
April 25, 2024
May 23, 2024
June 6, 2024
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SJVA will provide a phone number to call for the public session for any member of the public who would like to listen in.
Dial: (US) +1 218-585-1320
PIN: 261 269 627# 
Please Note: The meeting will be active 15 minutes before the board meeting. Attempts to join before this time will be unsuccessful.
Board Agendas
Board Minutes