Who We Are

OUR FOUNDATION

A Foundation for Discovery

We believe that our children deserve a complete education beyond the basics. That’s why our all-volunteer Board works to support Discovery Labs curriculum in science, technology, research,engineering, arts, math (STREAM) and supplemental physical education by raising funds for the Solana Beach School District not provided by the State of California.

Discovery Labs inspire students to discover and explore these subjects through hands-on instruction. We also support other vital academic programs for the District.

We hope to continue this success throughout the 2017-2018 school year, which we can only do with your help. Donate today.

“FOUNDATION SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR STREAM PROGRAM AND TO ENSURING OUR STUDENTS HAVE THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO ENGAGE IN 21ST CENTURY LEARNING. EVERY CHILD IN THE SOLANA BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT BENEFITS FROM THE ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT MADE POSSIBLE BY YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS.

– Terry Decker, Solana Beach School District Superintendent

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF) is to raise funds to bridge the gap between vital school needs and state funding to enrich the public education of all students in the Solana Beach School District.


DISCOVERY STARTS HERE, WITH US—FOR OUR KIDS.


 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rod Evans

Rod Evans

PRESIDENT
Rod is a financial advisor with the Comprehensive Financial Group. He attended San Diego State University and is an active volunteer in the Solana Beach community.
Beth Crocker

Beth Crocker

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Beth earned her BA in Psychology at Cornell University and continued her education in Finance and Accounting at UC Berkeley. She is currently Sr. VP Finance at Rovi Corporation in Solana Beach. She has two children in the District.
Kerily McEvoy

Kerily McEvoy

VP SCHOOL SITE DEVELOPMENT
Kerily is a product leader with expertise in optimization of content websites, online marketing and SaaS products. She served as Solana Beach Schools Foundation co-site president at Solana Vista for two years and has two children in the District.
Melissa Clemens

Melissa Clemens

VP MARKETING/PR
Melissa earned her BA in English at Stanford University. She currently works as VP Business Development at Crown & Caliber where she specializes in sales, marketing, and business development. Melissa has three children enrolled in the District.

Pollie Gautsch

Pollie Gautsch

RECORDING SECRETARY

Pollie is an attorney that specializes in global trademark applications and protection for corporations. She has served on the President’s Council of San Elijo Lagoon and various other non profit organizations. She served as the SBSF Board Nominating Chair last year and has one child in the District.

Cara Cadden

Cara Cadden

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Cara is currently a consultant in the marketing field with over twenty years of management, marketing and sales experience in the media industry. She has served on the Solana Highlands PTA as Membership Chair and the board of the San Diego Youth Rugby Club. Cara has served as SBSF VP School Site Development and co-site president at Solana Highlands and Solana Pacific schools. She has one child in the District.
Patti Malmuth

Patti Malmuth

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Patti has a BA in Business from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a certificate in nonprofit management. She co-founded the Foundation to Advance Music Education, served on the Torrey Pines High School Foundation Board as VP fundraising and president. Patti has been a consultant for the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, Escondido Education Foundation, the Jewish Community Center, the Skull Base Disease Foundation and Words Alive! This is Patti’s sixth year as Executive Director of the Solana Beach Schools Foundation.
Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Miller

GOVERNANCE CHAIR

Suzanne received her BS in Biology and MA in Education. She is on sabbatical from teaching at Point Loma High School and San Diego High School where she taught biology and chemistry. Suzanne has two children in the District.

 

BOARD MEMBERS


 

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Richard Bailey

Member at Large

Kerri Merson

Member at Large

Chris Riddle

Member at Large

Joanna Shing

Member at Large

Genevieve Shyffer

Member at Large

Mary Beth Sicari

Member at Large

Dana Sisitsky

Member at Large

Marisol Sotelo

Member at Large

 

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