- About Us
- Parent Information
- Village PTA
|David Wilce, Principal: |
|Andy Carbone: Andy is teaching 1st graders this year. He's been at Village School since 2004. He feels privileged to be a part of the Village School community. Andy has been working in the classroom since 2002. He has experienced a wide range of student populations during his experiences and has had the opportunity to work with students in every elementary grade level. Andy is our technology guru and has his master's in Educational Leadership and Administration.|
|Aisling Clarke: Aisling has been teaching at Village School since 2003. She has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Aisling enjoys the community-centered environment at Village School and strongly supports teaching the whole child. She has a strong passion for teaching reading and writing as well as bringing technology into the classroom. Aisling is from Crestline, Ca, a small town in the mountains in Southern California. She spent her youth camping, skiing/snowboarding and traveling. Aisling attended UC Santa Cruz for her Bachelors in Literature with a Minor in Education. She later received her teaching credential and masters degree at UC Santa Cruz. She currently lives in Santa Cruz with her family. She spends her time reading, knitting, kayaking and traveling when ever possible.|
|Roberta Hendryx: Roberta is excited to be teaching 3rd grade this year. She is a local girl, attending Campbell schools as a child and receiving her degree in Child Development, Teaching Credential, and Master's Degree all from San Jose State University. Roberta has been a teacher in the Campbell School District for 13 years, with most of her experience at Capri Elementary School.|
|Chris Woods:Chris was born and raised in Western New York. He grew up in the small college town of Geneseo, New York on Conesus Lake. He spent most of his youth fishing, swimming, and getting into trouble☺ |
During his high school years he volunteered his time in his mother’s special education classroom and was captain of the swim team. He attended SUNY Fredonia and participated in the award winning Fredonia/Hamburg student teaching program. Chris returned home to Geneseo to get his Master’s in Advanced Teaching. He was also a senior counselor at a summer camp for children with special needs.
Chris has been a dedicated teacher and coach since 1998. Chris taught 2nd grade in Dansville, New York for 10 years. He also coached the girls’ and boys’ swim teams, and the tennis team. Since moving to California, he taught 3rd and 4th grade. He is excited to be back at Village and teaching 2nd grade again!
He lives near the beach in Santa Cruz with his wife. He enjoys rooting for his favorite sports teams, which are, the Bills (quickly becoming a Niners fan though), the Yankees, (loves going to A’s and Giants games though) and the Sabres (still can’t root for the Sharks). He also enjoys playing the guitar, reading, swimming, and surfing as much as possible.
|Jill Reynolds: Teaches 4th and 5th graders this year. Bio coming soon!|
|Elizabeth Shepherd: Elizabeth is a second grade teacher. She began teaching at Village School in the program's first year as the art teacher and joined the staff as a kindergarten teacher the following year. She spent many years teaching kindergarten before taking a second grade position. Elizabeth has always been an advocate for developmental and hands on learning. She strives to make her classroom a fun and safe place where students love to come to class each day. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts, A California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and MA in Educational Leadership, all from San Jose State University. Elizabeth lives with her husband, Jim, daughter, Addie, and terrier, Bailey. In her free time she likes to read, walk, travel, and ski.|
|Sherry Stack: Sherry Stack is a 5th grade teacher at Village School. Her undergraduate degree is from UC Davis. Sherry came to Village from Walden West Outdoor School where she taught 5th and 6th grade students from schools throughout the Santa Clara Valley for 20 years. She was drawn to Village School's community-based approach. Sherry enjoys teaching all subjects, but is particularly excited to teach science. You can often find her class in the "outdoor classroom" behind the Village School parking lot.|
|Shannon Woods: Shannon is teaching 1st grade this year. She has been at Village School since 2006. She received her teaching credential, as well as her Masters as a Reading Specialist from Santa Clara University. Shannon has a deep interest in early childhood literacy. She has taught in many preschools (including one in Australia!) and has worked as a signing aide for a child with special needs. She lives in Santa Cruz with her husband! She enjoys spending days on the beach, surfing, and reading lots of books!|
|Lori Veitch: Lori is a kindergarten teacher at Village School. She enjoys working at Village School, alongside the parents and the students. She began her teaching career in 1995 in Oakland, Ca. Lori has attended math, reading instruction, English language instruction, GATE, GLAD and many more trainings and conferences to keep up with current teaching practices while growing as a learner and teacher. She grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She moved to California to begin teaching Elementary school grades K-2. She now resides in Santa Cruz with her family.|
|Regina (Gina) Koepf: Gina teaches 1st grade with Andy Carbone. She is a Campbell native, and as a child attended Hazelwood and Campbell Junior High. She obtained her Liberal Studies degree and CLAD teaching credential from San Jose State University and has been teaching in CUSD since 1995. Gina adores being a wife and mother to two beautiful children. In addition to her passions for parenting and teaching, she also has a love for music, and for 12 years, she has performed as lead singer in various local cover bands. Two years ago, while on leave, Gina combined her passions and wrote a teaching curriculum entitled Cooking With Kinders which also incorporates original children’s music. Gina loves teaching 1st grade and is enthusiastic about being part of the Village School community.|
|Gretchen Wolthausen: Teaching Kindergarten this year. Bio coming soon.|
Michele Goetowski: Teaching 4th grade this year. Bio coming soon.
Andy Carbone as Common Core Implementation Coach (.5fte)
Elizabeth Keezer as Reading Intervention Teacher (.4fte)
Enrichment Support Staff
|April Cound teaches our music program. She helps students to realize their creative spirits through sound, rhythm, and movement.|
Maria Poling teaches our art program. She helps students to realize their creative abilities through color, shape and texture.
Peggy Stark teaches poetry
Brian Sanino teaches physical education
|Special Education Staff|
Catherine Hodge, RSP Teacher
Michele Guraydin, RSP Ed Assoicate
Lisa Chisholm, SLP Teacher
Adrienne Mead, Psychologist
|Becky Billings is one of Village School's founding parents.|