Meet The Board

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Kathy MCullough, Secretary
Kathy McCullough is a retired community volunteer after working for Harry and David for almost 42 years.  Most of her work experience was in the Call Center managing and developing the yearly budgets as well as handling payroll, and working with Human Resources and Information Technologies as a liaison for the call centers.  She is involved in the dissolution of the Southern Oregon Music Festival as current treasurer of the organization.  Other duties with the festival involved taking musicians from the festival into the local elementary schools as well. She is very involved in the Rogue Valley bowling community and is currently the Association Manager, which handles awards and finances for the over 1,200 local bowlers.  This is a paid part-time position.  She is also a member, and current President, of the Soroptimist International of Medford club.  Soroptimist is a global organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls in their local communities.
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Rainyday Tilton, Interim Chair
My name is Rainyday Tilton. I am a passionate woman, an inspired Montessori teacher, and a proud mom. I have been teaching for seventeen years in the school where I began my education at three years old. I love working with children of all ages... I always have and I believe I always will. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to be on the board of the Valley School, to support their amazing vision and the children who benefit from it.  I am a life long beginning learner and feel excited to go into each new day with new eyes and fresh curiosity
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Jeff Lynn, Member

Jeff Lynn is an experienced finance professional and proud Valley School parent. He is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Harry & David. In his role there, he leads a team that is responsible for developing and implementing annual budgets and financial forecasting as well as providing insights and analysis for all areas of the organization. Jeff is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelors in economics and a master’s degree in business administration.


Jeff has also been involved as a volunteer at several service organizations in the Rogue Valley including the Boy Scouts of America, the Jackson County Fuel Committee and Access. He and his wife have lived in the Rogue Valley for the last 13 years and are the proud parents of four children. 

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Christian Gold-Stagg, Member

Christian Gold Stagg  (she/her) is a Valley School parent; her family joined the Rogue Valley community in 2017. In her professional life, Christian has partnered with donors to create and celebrate meaningful investments in health, education, and the arts. She serves as Director of Development for Asante Foundation, where she leads fundraising for Asante Cancer Services and guides donor engagement strategy. She previously served University of Montana Foundation as Director of Development, UM Arts and as a regional development officer for University of Texas at Austin. Christian is a graduate of University of Alaska, with a background in theatre/dance and devised performance. Her gratitude inspires her to support the Valley School's creative, community-based Montessori education.   

Lily Reishman, Member

Hello! My name is Lily Reishman, and I am thrilled to be joining the TVS board as of December, 2021. I was a founding teacher with TVS in 2015, and have held a soft spot in my heart for this school over the years. Currently, I work as the MTSS and 504 Coordinator for Online Oregon Schools. I am passionate about providing educational choice for families, and advocating for students as they grow academically, socially and emotionally throughout their school careers. I am grateful for the opportunity to help support TVS, and its growth in our local community.  

Founding Board Members

The Valley School of Southern Oregon was founded by a group of community members who sought a different type of public education.  These community members established a non-profit in September of 2014 and began the process of opening The Valley School of Southern Oregon.

Amy Maukonen, Founder

Andrea Partsafas

Brian Manthe

Cory Maukonen

Heather Fargason

Jeanetta Woodside

Justin Carson

Rainy Tilton