Foundation for VPS welcomes new board members

Vancouver, WA (February 27, 2020) – The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) announces additions to its board of directors. Joining the board of directors in a 3-year term are Diana Avalos-Leos, Program Manager, Healthy Living Collaborative of SW WA; Jeff Fisher, Owner, Jeff Fisher Agency; Trevor Hayward, Director of Planning, Hayward Uskoski and Associates; Cyndi Holloway, Governmental and Community Affairs Director, Waste Connections; Sean Moore, Senior Project Manager, Workforce SW WA; and Jeff Peterson, Attorney, Percipient Law. Beginning terms as ex-officio officers are; Darci Fronk, Principal, Alki Middle School; Kyle Sproul, Director, Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors; and Karen Van Nostran, President, Vancouver Education Association.

“We are very fortunate to have these outstanding individuals join our board. They bring a wide range of skills and experience. Equally important is the passion that they have for serving the needs of Vancouver’s students. The quality of individuals on our board reflects the high level of support for public education in our community,” says Nada Wheelock, Executive Director. “As we continue to grow our board membership, we look to leaders who can guide us through a critical period of increased funding and support to Vancouver Public School students,” adds Wheelock.

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is an independent, 501(c)3 educational non-profit corporation established in 1988 to support Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). Governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business, community, and education leaders, the foundation creates opportunities to cultivate and inspire student success. As an educational non-profit entity, the foundation serves students at all 36 VPS schools and programs, providing direct aid to students facing learning barriers due to economic need, as well as financial assistance for learning enrichment and mentoring programs that cannot be funded by the school district. The Foundation for VPS is supported by donations from school employees, parents, students, community members, and businesses.

A complete list of Foundation for VPS directors and staff can be found at