Governance Council

VAIS is governed by a council of parents, staff, and community members. This group makes the high-level decisions concerning the dat-to-day operations of VAIS. Functions of the Governance Council include, but are not limited to, budget allocations, capital expenditures, grant proposals, personnel, curriculum, assessments, VAIS policies and procedures, committee responsibilities, and the goals and future of VAIS.


Current Governance Council members include:


James Kokalj, President

Brandon Braithwaite, Vice President
Evan Henderson, Treasurer

Grace Flores, Secretary

Charles James, Community Member

Darlene Berkovitz, Parent Representative


Teresa Mueller, Parent Representative

Patty Arifin, Parent Representative

Kelly Gibson, Parent Representative

Steve Kean, Parent Representative

Joanne Mueller, Parent Representative

Evan Henderson, New Parent Representative

Yingying Reiter, VAIS Staff

Sarah Shaw, VAIS Staff

Sally Parks, VAIS Staff


The Governance Council generally meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Minutes

June 2022
Governance Council Minutes 6.13.22.pdf
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October 2022
Governance Council Minutes 10.10.2022.pd
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January 2023
Governance Council Minutes 1.9.23.pdf
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April 2023
Governance Council Minutes 4.10.23.docx.
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July/August 2022
Governance Council Minutes 8.8.22.pdf
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November 2022
Governance Council Minutes 11.14.22.pdf
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February 2023
Governance Council Minutes 2.13.23.pdf
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September 2022
Governance Council Minutes 9.12.22.pdf
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December 2022
Governance Council Minutes 12.12.22.pdf
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March 2023
Governance Council Minutes 3.13.23.docx.
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