VPEF Board of Directors

Nolan Sullivan - Board President

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Nolan Sullivan has lived in Vacaville for the last 30 years. He is a product of the Vacaville Unified School District attending Edwin Markham Elementary, Browns Valley Elementary, Willis Jepson Middle School and Vacaville High School. He has served Vacaville’s youth in families in numerous capacities over the last two decades most notably as a Board Trustee for the Vacaville Unified School District, a Commissioner on the City’s Parks and Recreation Commission, the Chair of the Measure A School Bond Committee, Volunteer with Boy Scouts of America and the President of the Vacaville Public Education Board.  He is currently employed as a Social Services Branch Director in neighboring Yolo County overseeing all of the County’s Employment and Social Service Eligibility Programs. He has been with Yolo County for over 11 years and has a passion for serving vulnerable families and the Community at large. He is a father of two amazing boys in the Vacaville Unified School District and husband to an Amazing wife; Japhia (Bera) Sullivan. He believes in education being the great equalizer for our youth and compassionate and responsive local government services making a big impact in the lives’ of local families!

Leah Sullivan - Board Member

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I have lived in Vacaville a majority of my life. I attend Vacaville Schools, kindergarten through my senior year. I moved away for college and returned after graduation. Vacaville offers the comfort of a small town and family. I work at UC Davis and put high value in education. I joined VPEF because it gives teachers and schools the opportunity to have that something extra to really engage students. In my free time I read and I enjoy being with family and friends.

Shea McGuire - Board Member

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I was born and raised in Vacaville. I went to Vaca High, played basketball, danced for the VHS Drill Team, and screamed “Who Ya Rootin’ For” with Herman every Friday night. I am now a mom of three boys, a small business owner, and passionate about our local education. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked as a teacher in Central America and Africa for three years, eventually ending up in inner-city San Francisco working as a teacher for the remainder of the decade. Now I own a real estate brokerage called McGuire Capital Group Realty on Main St. and I founded the Board of Directors to bring a Waldorf-inspired school to Vacaville. Vacaville is a unique hometown in that it instills a pride in community and a need for constant betterment, which is why I have such a passion for education – investing in the next generation is investing in a better future for our community.

Jared Austin - Board Member

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Mr. Jared Austin – a long-time resident of Vacaville, Prior to Co-Founding Kairos Public School, Mr. Austin began his teaching career in Vacaville, as a Visual Media Arts lead teacher at Buckingham Charter Magnet High School (BCHMS).  Mr. Austin remained at BCHMS for 6 years, serving his final year as the Coordinator of Student Services. He was named Rotary Teacher of the Year in 2010. In 2011, Mr. Austin accepted the position of Middle School Coordinator (Principal) at the Performing and Fine Arts Academy (PFAA) at Natomas Charter School (NCS).  The following year his role expanded to include oversight of the Leading Edge Academy middle school, and he was named the Middle School Academies Coordinator (Principal).  In addition to overseeing these two academy schools, Mr. Austin was the English Language Learner (ELL) Coordinator for all five NCS academies and served as the BTSA Induction Program Coordinator. In the latter capacity, he worked with the Sacramento County Office of Education as part of a consortium of 15 other charter schools to provide BTSA support services and assistance to beginning teachers trying to clear their credentials.

Mr. Austin has also served as a Director on the Young Image Makers Foundation Board and the SHIELD Advisory Board as a charter advisor in the areas of WASC, Curriculum, Technology, Charter Renewal, and procedures. Currently, Mr. Austin serves on the Advisory Board for Vacaville’s Imagine That! and he serves as on the California Charter School Association Capitol Advocacy Leadership team working with legislators as a liaison to the charter world.

Alexandra Campbell - Board Member

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I was born and raised in Vacaville – Notre Dame, Vaca High, Patty’s Studio of Dance, the whole nine yards. After receiving my degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University, I moved right back to our awesome town. Currently, I work for McGuire Capital Group Realty as Marketing Coordinator and own Little Goat Social Marketing & Design. In my spare time, I teach hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary dance classes at Elevate Dance Center. I recently joined VPEF because I truly believe that our community wants to support its kiddos and this organization is a beautiful way to do so.

Dave McCallum - Board Member

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I was born and raised in Vacaville – Notre Dame, Vaca High, Patty’s Studio of Dance, the whole nine yards. After receiving my degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University, I moved right back to our awesome town. Currently, I work for McGuire Capital Group Realty as Marketing Coordinator and own Little Goat Social Marketing & Design. In my spare time, I teach hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary dance classes at Elevate Dance Center. I recently joined VPEF because I truly believe that our community wants to support its kiddos and this organization is a beautiful way to do so.

Zane Miller - Board Member

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Zane Miller was born and raised in the Bay Area. He attended Callison Elementary before moving to Suisun and then Vallejo. He received his BA in Politics from the University of San Francisco and his Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Saint Mary’s College of California. Zane is now a 5th grade teacher at Holy Spirit School in Fairfield.