Meet the talented individuals who foster the love of learning at TVS.
Tracy Boykin she/her
Tracy grew up in beautiful Southern Oregon. She has worked with schools for the past 20 years. She has a certificate in medical office transcription and administration. Her strengths are organizational skills and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. She is an integral part of what makes TVS such a wonderful place for learning.
English Language Arts Lead Teacher
Tyson Brodhead he/him
Tyson Brodhead is currently the lead teacher for English and Language Arts at The Valley School. Tyson has worked in education for the past six years in several different roles including student support, reading intervention, positive discipline, restorative justice, communication/technology support, as an elementary teacher for 4th grade, and most recently as the English Language Arts Co-Teacher at TVS.
He obtained his Master of Arts in Teaching and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from Southern Oregon University. As a Medford native, he attended the Medford School District from kindergarten to 8th grade.
Outside of the wonderful world of education, he enjoys spending time hiking, kayaking, camping, swimming, and taking photos.
Director of IT & Social Studies Lead Teacher
Jared Doshier he/him
Jared Doshier is currently the lead teacher of the Humanities/Social Studies class at The Valley School. He also supervises IT supports at the school. He works alongside Craig Lamm learning about the history of our world and nerding out about maps. They get to spend all day talking with students about the way humans have interacted with each other and the beautiful earth on which we live. Students in their class think deeply about real topics and have wonderful conversations about the intricacies of our world. Jared has been working in education since 2006 in many capacities and has been truly enjoying his time at TVS. Jared loves to spend time with his forever sweetheart and two amazing children. He loves hiding with a book, hitting students with dodgeballs, and he once ate a goldfish. Jared attended Crater High School and Southern Oregon University, but most fondly remembers the life lessons he learned while spending a few years in Eastern Europe learning about the culture and serving the people who live in that beautiful part of the world. More than anything, Jared can't wait to get to know your students and help them to build independent motivation for their future.
Math Co-Teacher & Enrichment Teacher
Stacey Faught she/her
Stacey grew up moving all over the east coast and midwest. After earning a Bachelor of Science in upstate New York, she worked in wildlife rehabilitation in Florida. She moved out to Oregon over 20 years ago to be with her true love, and when working with the environmental education Table Rocks crew at the Bureau of Land Management and assisting in a Preschool at SOU, realized being a teacher is ultimately what she wanted to do.
Stacey received her MAT from SOU and taught in early childhood and elementary school until she had a child. That child ended up at TVS, a welcoming and inspiring place for parents to volunteer.
Stacey feels so thankful to be back in education, learning alongside an incredible team. When she is not at TVS, she loves birding, gardening, being crafty, dancing in the kitchen, talking about deep, emotional things, and reading just about any genre of book.
Social and Emotional Wellness Advocate
Payton Henderson they/them
Payton grew up in Northern Nevada and relocated to the Rogue Valley in 2015 to attend Southern Oregon University. There, they received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Payton has worked with youth in a variety of settings to support their social/emotional wellness, specifically working with the LGBTQIA2S+ population, survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and with those recovering from eating disorders. Payton has a passion for bettering our community through the empowerment of youth, and they are so grateful for the opportunity to support the incredible TVS students in all of their endeavors!
When Payton isn’t hanging out with the super rad students at TVS, you can find them cross stitching or watching Netflix, preferably with their adorable kitty in their lap. If you see Payton around, be sure to tell them your best dad joke or tell them what color they should dye their hair next!
Occupations and Practical Life Co-Teacher & Enrichment Teacher
Gabriel Hildreth he/him
Gabriel was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, but grew up for most of his life in San Diego, California. In Southern California, he studied in the arts (painting, photography, illustration, and graphic design). Over the past ten years he has focused on using his creative skills towards wood working. He has an amazing wife and two beautiful daughters. Gabriel has been at TVS for over four years.
Science Co-Teacher & Enrichment Teacher
Alex Lacap she/her
Alex has grown up and lived in the Rogue Valley her entire life. She has always had a passion for working with kids and when the opportunity presented itself to work at TVS, she took it. She has two beautiful daughters, a great husband and a dog. She is family oriented and loves the warm weather. She also has a passion for cooking or baking. When she is not working, she loves spending time in the sunshine with her family, or at the coast taking long walks on the beach.
Director of Facilities & Social Studies Co-Teacher
Craig Lamm he/him
Craig is a co-teacher in the Social Studies program, where he loves teaching and learning about world cultures. He also runs the culinary program, directs the school plays, and manages our beautiful campus. Before TVS, Craig has worked with non-profit organizations, theatre companies, and schools across the country and abroad. He loves travel, nature, animals, and adventure. He is a graduate of Phoenix High School and the University of Oregon.
Kris Von Wald she/her
Dr Kris Von Wald joined The Valley School in July of 2023. She comes to the School with a unique combination of education and experience in community education and business management across the commercial, non-profit and education sectors in the UK and US. She has specialist expertise in strategic business planning, organizational and leadership development, and outcomes-based research. Kris has experience as a social science leader for a British Exploring Society expedition to Greenland, the business manager for research centers at Penn State, and as the chief executive of the Association for Experiential Education in the United States, the Hibernian FC Community Foundation in Scotland, and Tall Ships America. Kris also has more than a decade of experience providing financial services to Fortune 500 companies. Kris has a BSc in Business (Finance and Marketing), a MA in Educational Psychology and a PhD in Leadership and Innovation. She grew up in Colorado and is happy to be back West after living abroad and on the East coast for the last 20 years.
Athletic Director & Occupations and Practical Life Co-Teacher
Liam Nugent they/he
Liam joined the TVS team in the fall of 2023 as the Athletic Director/Occupations and Practical Life Co-Teacher. They grew up in the Portland-metro area where their life was shaped by athletics - he was involved in a number of sports, including soccer, wrestling, rowing, dance, and golf.
As an adult, Liam relocated to the Rogue Valley to attend Southern Oregon University. There, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Communications. He has years of experience working with youth and is dedicated to providing an equitable, inclusive, diverse education for all students. They value the distinct educational approach that TVS provides, giving all students an opportunity to succeed in a way that embraces their unique identities and strengths.
Liam loves to stay active, going hiking and being outdoors any chance they get. He’s a puzzle enthusiast, bird watcher, bookworm, and music lover. When you see them around, give them your best book recommendation and favorite hiking spots!
Academic Director & Principal
Lily Reishman she/her
Lily Reishman is the Academic Director / Principal at Valley School. Lily grew up in the Rogue Valley, and was a founding teacher at Valley School when they first opened their doors in 2015, and additionally served as a Valley School board-member from Nov. 2021 - May 2023. Lily has over ten years of experience working with charter schools throughout Oregon, and is passionate about educational approaches that honor the whole child. She holds a Masters in Teaching from Lewis and Clark college, and is currently working on a second Masters degree focusing on Educational Leadership. During her free time, she enjoys hiking with her family, weekend trips to the coast, Yoga, reading, and cooking.
Science Lead Teacher
Shannon Reiser she/her
Shannon joined TVS as lead Science Teacher in the fall of 2022. Before TVS, she was an outdoor educator since 2014 working for residential science camps and expedition programs with youth. Shannon has been lucky to camp, hike, climb, canoe, and kayak with children for the last several years and to help them blossom into capable leaders through adventure and challenge.
Shannon went back to school for her Master of Arts in Teaching in 2020 with the hope to cultivate more long lasting relationships with students and families in a classroom teaching setting. With that said, she's dedicated to offering experiential lessons and to getting to know students as individuals in order to best serve their needs.
In addition to being an enthusiastic outdoorswoman, Shannon's also fanatical about sewing and textiles, cultivating vegetable and natural dye gardens, and sewing quilts and clothes in the winter months.