Meet Our Team
Amy grew up in the Rogue Valley and received her Bachelor's degree in Science Education from Oregon State University. She relocated to Oklahoma where she enjoyed volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding program during her free time. After having children, her family moved back to Southern Oregon and she received her Master's degree in Special Education from Southern Oregon University, with added endorsements as a Reading Specialist and TAG specialist. Learning about the Montessori method drove her desire to create a Montessori school for adolescence, which became The Valley School. She finds herself lucky to teach at this special school and is passionate about fostering a love of learning in children. On days off and summer, she enjoys playing family games, live musical events, playing and watching soccer and traveling with her family.
Corine E. Kaddouz comes to the Valley School with 40 years experience in the educational field in a number of capacities, including having successfully founded and ran Papillon Preschool in San Mateo California. While acting in the capacity of Director/Owner of Papillon Preschool, Corine had a long and fulfilling career which lasted twenty one years before finally selling her school and settling in Jacksonville. However, upon realizing she wasn’t quite ready to completely retire, she began volunteering on the board of TVS and soon thereafter started working for TVS as business administrator, then Grant Administrator, and now is the Executive Assistant.
Craig Lamm - Director of Exploratories, Occupations and Practical Life Teacher
Craig has been working in education for ten years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon and has worked extensively in professional and educational theatre around the country and abroad. He has taught subjects ranging from art and writing to cooking and gardening. Here at TVS, Craig organizes our extensive exploratory and practical life programs as well as our performing arts program
Erin Green - Director of Curiosity, E.L.A Teacher
Erin moved to the beautiful Rogue Valley about fifteen years ago from the bay area. Art has always been a major influence and passion of hers, so she pursued an art major and art history minor at UC Santa Cruz. She studied printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, and welding. After graduating, she spent several years working and thinking about how to combine her skill-set in creativity with her desire to make a difference in her community. That led her to earn a Masters of Arts in Education. This is her seventh year teaching and she couldn't be happier to be spending it teaching Language Arts and Stage 1 Math at TVS. She attended a Montessori elementary school, so in a way, teaching at TVS feels like coming home. She loves the creativity, curiosity, and overall enthusiasm for the process of learning from the students and staff at TVS. When she's not teaching, she enjoys playing roller derby, camping with her family in "Poppy," their newly restored '73 VW camper van, or reading, writing, hiking, and drawing the day away!
Gabriel Hildreth - Coteacher& Exploratory Teacher
Gabriel was born in Grants Pass Oregon, but grew up most of his life in San Diego. There he studies in the arts (painting,photography, illustration, and graphic design). Over the past ten years has focused on using his creative skills towards wood working. He has an amazing wife and two beautiful daughters. Gabriel has been at TVS since December 2018.
Jared Doshier - Director of Community, Occupations and Practical Life Teacher
Jared grew up in Southern California and has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1999. He is married to an amazing woman and has two incredible children. Some unique things about him: he is unusually good at playing hacky-sack, he has eaten a goldfish, and he can talk backwards. He has been working with children in the classroom for the last 15 years, and has been a full-time teacher for 10 years. This is Jared's fourth year at TVS, and the one thing that stands out to him is how independent the students become. Students leave with the ability to master content in a college-ready manner.
Jeanetta has over 14 years of business administrative experience in the Rogue Valley and is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon (B.A. Mathematics & Economics). When looking for the right school for her two kids, Jeanetta quickly realized there is a lack of options in our educational system. This drove Jeanetta to become a founding board member of The Valley School. As a board member, Jeanetta dedicated many hours to setting policies and reviewing budgets. She is now looking forward to working closely to support TVS staff as they foster an innovative learning environment for our students. She is grateful to be a part of a team that is truly making a difference in the lives of our students and the community we serve.
Megan Bogart -Coteacher and Exploratory Teacher
Megan began her dance training in Pueblo Colorado at age six, under Fernando and Karen Schaffenburg, which included opportunities to train and perform with American Ballet Theater and Sacramento Ballet. She attended the University of Oregon where she received the Lotta Carl Scholarship and was a member of the U of O Repertory Dance Company. She graduated with a BA in Dance in 2014. After graduation, Megan spent some time developing her teaching skills in Chicago, and then relocated to the Rogue Valley to dance and teach with Dancing People Company. She is now the Ballet Director for Turning Point Dance as well as an Exploratory Teacher and Coteacher at The Valley School of Southern Oregon.
Mimi Davis - Director of Citizenship, Humanities Teacher
Mimi is extremely excited to be joining TVS staff as she loves adventure and craves a challenge. Over the last year she has traveled the country exploring the West Coast and fell in love with the Rogue River Valley. Mimi grew up and raised her two amazing children on Chicago’s north side. As a young mom, she received her BA in Cultural Anthropology at NEIU and pursued her MA in Education at DePaul University. In 2014, Mimi completed her National Board Certification in Social Sciences. Over the last 15 years, she has taught diverse populations of middle school learners, including struggling readers, special needs and refugees from around the globe. Doing so has allowed her to learn and grow as an educator and developed her commitment to learning and teaching about educational equity, in which all learners feel represented and accepted. In her free time, Mimi is always looking for the next traveling adventure, whether it’s to explore a different culture or arrive at the destination by a new mode of transportation.
Rachel Garner, Director of Creativity, Science Teacher
Rachel has been working as a teaching assistant and substitute teacher in the Medford School District for 4 years. She has a degree in Managerial Accounting, but discovered her love of teaching while leading a Girl Scout Troop. Rachel completed her Master of Education in 2021, with an end goal of receiving her PhD in Education. Rachel spends her spare time with her three daughters, husband, and boxer dog.
Stacey Faught, Coteacher and Exploratory Teacher
Stacey grew up moving all over the east coast and midwest. After earning a B.S. in 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. I feel so thankful to be back in education, learning alongside an incredible team. When I am not at TVS, I love birding, gardening, being crafty, dancing in the kitchen, talking about deep, emotional things, and reading just about any genre of book.
Tracy Boykin, Office Manager / Front Desk
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 looking forward to being part of such a wonderful staff at TVS.