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Board of Directors

Sharon Willey, President

Sharon has two daughters at SVHS, a sophomore and a junior. She has lived in Scotts Valley for 13 years with her husband, Stephen Morairty. They live in Skypark so take Halloween very seriously and love being part of this wonderful community. Sharon also has a stepdaughter who lives in Boston.

 

Sharon is excited to serve as SVHS Parent Club president this year after serving as secretary last year. She feels fortunate to work with such a dedicated board and new members who are committed to enhancing the experience of SVHS students, teachers, staff and families. Goals for SVHS Parent Club this year include increasing visibility, fundraising, parent engagement and direct donations.

 

Professionally, Sharon worked at San Jose State University for 29 years and led enrollment management for the latter part of her career. She recently retired to spend more time with family and volunteer. She is an avid 49ers fan but nothing can top the mighty Falcons!   

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Heidi Denger, Vice President

Heidi currently has two children at SVHS and she is very excited to hold the position of Vice President for the 2023/2024 school year.

 

Prior to this school year, Heidi served as President of the SVHS Parent Club from 2020 - 2023. Her children have been within the Scotts Valley School District since 2015 and during this time she also held board positions at Vine Hill, SVMS and SVEF. 

Volunteering to help raise funds and fun within our school district is something Heidi is passionate about. She has also chaired the Daughter & Me Dance for SVEF for four years, and led the SVMS Color Run in 2023. 

Heidi believes we as a community need to ensure our school district is the best it can be. This school district is very important to our town and when our school district succeeds, our entire community benefits.

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Vanda Cash, Treasurer
This is Vanda's fourth year serving on the PTA board as Treasurer. Previously, she was Treasurer for the PTA at SVMS for two years, and spent many years volunteering in the classrooms at the elementary school. Vanda is a Santa Cruz area native, growing up and attending schools here.  She lives in Scotts Valley with her husband and two daughters - a 12th grader and 7th grader.

 

In her spare time, she loves staying active with her girls, watching them play sports, cheering on our local Bay Area sports teams & the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with her family and friends.  Professionally, Vanda works as a Financial Analyst for Broadcom.

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Jacki Carrillo DeSantos, Secretary
Jacki currently has a 7th grader at Scotts Valley Middle School and a Senior at Scotts Valley High School. She also has a daughter who graduated from Scotts Valley High School in 2021. Jacki is excited to hold the position of Secretary for the 2023/2024 school year. 

In the past, Jacki has served as Auditor for Vine Hill Elementary and Treasurer/Secretary for Scotts Valley Middle School. She has also been involved in various committees and volunteer at her children's schools as much as possible. 

Jacki is passionate about being involved in important decisions affecting our children's education, as well as making lives better for children. 

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Steve Dinwiddie, Fundraising Chair

Steve and his wife, Kristina, are longtime Scotts Valley residents and have two children attending Scotts Valley High School. This is Steve’s first year as part of the SVHS Parent Club. Professionally, Steve has worked in the tech industry for many years and is currently the Vice President of Platform Engineering at Yummly.

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Farah Galvez
Hospitality Chair

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Erica Turzak, Communications Chair

This is Erica’s second year as a Falcon parent and second year working on Communications for the Parent Club. She is excited to be back again this year and hopes to keep everyone in the loop on all the exciting things happening with the Parent Club and at the high school. She and her husband, Eric, have two children – Dylan a Sophomore at SVHS and Ryan a third grader at Vine Hill. When she’s not cheering on her kids and their sports teams (Go Falcons!), Erica loves adventure travel and hiking.  

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