“Few, if any, forces in human affairs are as powerful as shared vision.” — Peter Senge
Ms. Trayci Nelson
Ms. Nelson is an Urban Planning and Land Development consultant with 25 years of experience in current planning, environmental planning, and land development/site acquisition services. She has managed planning and development projects for a number of private developers, and in a number of cities throughout the Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange County areas. Ms. Nelson is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
Ms. Nelson is an advocate for children and those in need and is passionate about the importance of a quality education. Trayci is an “out of the box” thinker who believes in innovative approaches to all things; especially education. She believes that access for underserved youth is essential to their ultimate success and development. Committed to service, Ms. Nelson is in partnership with a well know engineering firm where she organizes and participates in career day events for inner-city schools.
Ms. Nelson is a single parent and proud mother of three wonderful children; including two recent graduates of Loyola Marymount University, and one Kennedy High School (Norco, 2011) graduate, and new college entrant. All of her children were born, raised and educated in the Alvord and Corona/Norco Unified School Districts. She is a 20+ year resident of the Inland Empire.
Mrs. Carla Crow
Board Vice President
Carla Crow has been in the medical field for over 25 years. As a Registered Nurse, Mrs. Crow worked extensively at various hospitals as a clinical nurse. Eventually she moved into the Home Health industry where she held a position as an Administrator/Director of Patient Care Services. For nearly a decade, Mrs. Crow has worked in academia, teaching Nursing Assistant Courses through the Riverside County Office of Education.
Mrs. Crow completed her BSN and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Education through the University of Phoenix. As the Administrator for her church’s non-profit clinic, she and her team provide medical care to the uninsured, underinsured, and homeless population.
Carla Crow is extensively involved in her local church, and as the Administrator of her church’s non-profit clinic, she and her team provide medical care to the uninsured, under insured and homeless population. Carla utilizes her knowledge and expertise in health services to oversee REACH Leadership Acacemy’s Health & Safety operations.
Mrs. Jennifer Boren
Mrs. Boren has taught for RUSD for 14 years. During her time with RUSD, she has taught grades kinder through fourth. She currently teaches first grade. Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Education and a California Teaching Credential from National University in La Jolla, California in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University. Mrs. Boren has always enjoyed teaching others and her kind nature and strong ethics make her an exceptional role model. She is married and her greatest role is mother to two young boys who inspire her to strive to better herself daily.
Mrs. Boren possesses a strong pedagogy that focuses on a whole child approach. She stresses the importance of good character –responsibility, fairness and caring are all pinnacles of student success. She ensures her students to have clear guidelines and fosters a supportive learning environment to encourage growth of mind and body. She serves a diverse student population and is extremely cognizant of the importance of tailoring instruction to extract the very best from each student. She is an inspiration to staff and students alike.
Mrs. Beverly Smith-Saffold
For more than 25 years, Beverly Smith-Saffold has taught elementary education in the Los Angeles, Inglewood, and Riverside Unified School Districts. She earned her BA from California State University Dominguez Hills with a double major in Political Science and Spanish. Mrs. Smith-Saffold’s teaching credentials are BCLAD (Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition and Development) certified with an emphasis in Spanish. Mrs. Smith-Saffold holds a Master’s Degree from Chapman University in Educational Administration. Her educational philosophy is, “I must be the best teacher that my students need me to be.” She believes that by modeling and teaching students discipline, respect for self and others, holding students accountable to high standards, and building great self-esteem within them, students will attain advanced levels of academic achievement. Mrs. Smith-Saffold also believes that building family and community relationships is vital to a child’s success and serves to create a rich history of high expectations, successful working partnerships, and a closely-knit support system that thrives to excellence.
Ms. Frederica Bush
Frederica is a native of the inland empire. She was a resident of Riverside for eleven years, before moving her family to Ontario where she currently resides.
Frederica has been teaching for a little over 20 years, with the last 17 being in elementary. She graduated in 1997 with a masters in Education from Claremont Graduate School (University). Her focus being how the parents literacy affects the child. For the past 15 years she has been a teacher in the Corona Norco School District. Currently a teacher at Orange elementary. (API 854)She is the Illuminate Trainer for her site and helps with facilitate trainings for technology with her staff. She has been a mentor teacher and is currently the grade level leader on her team.
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