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Coyote Creek Learning Fund
“Supporting Needs for Optimum Success” Contributing to the Future of Our Children
CCLF is a nonprofit public benefit corporation operated in affiliation with the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, thus maintaining the tax deductibility of all contributions made to CCLF. CCLF is operated by a Board of Directors that includes the Coyote Creek's Principal, a teacher and staff representative, a PTA and Site Council representative, and ten elected parents/guardians of School children (see Bylaws). CCLF's design, governance structure, and its mission assures that CCLF will always be responsive to the needs of Coyote Creek School and allows for a broad spectrum of fundraising activities.
CCLF Board Elections
On Coyote Creek Open House Night, May 29th, we will hold elections to vote on the CCLF (Coyote Creek Learning Fund) Board for the 2014/2015 school year. There are seven positions to fill. Below are the bios for the CCLF candidates. We encourage you to the read the bios and to vote at Open House as the elected members represent our school community and your children. Thank you.
My name is Anshu Jain. I have been a Coyote Creek Parent for almost a year now. In a short amount of time at the school, I have been actively participating and volunteering in many programs such as Site Council, CCLF led Spring Auction Benefit, Book Club and Room Parent. I have also presented parent’s point of view at the Distinguished School Evaluation meeting and attended PTA Advocacy Day to learn the transition in Education in the coming years. By profession, I am an accountant with a Masters Degree in Finance. I have practiced auditing and taxation with some of the small and big accounting firms in the Bay Area for more than 8 years. If given an opportunity, I will like to serve on the Board of Coyote Creek Learning Fund. This role will allow me to bring my energy, enthusiasm and experience to contribute towards planning of future programs needed for the growth of our children in their formative years.
My name is Lyle Fullmer. I have two children attending Coyote Creek, a 5th grader and a 3rd grader. I have been an active volunteer in Coyote Creek in a variety of capacities. For the last five years, I’ve served as room parent for both my children’s classes. In addition, I’m the Art Masterpiece docent for both my kids’ classes, discussion leader for the Breakfast Book Club and a member of this year’s PTA nominating committee. My Board of Directors experience has been through the San Ramon Aquacats swim team. This is my fourth year on the Board; three years as Secretary and this year I am the Director of Communications. My children are my inspiration to strive to make Coyote Creek a great place to learn and a great place to spend their childhood.
My name is Sean Gann and I currently have a 2nd and 4th grader at Coyote Creek Elementary School. As an existing Board of Director for the Coyote Creek Learning fund, I volunteer my time towards various fundraisers like Registration, Auction and Matching Funds. In this role, my area of focus is mainly working with the matching funds team. This school year we managed to raise around $50,000 thru corporate matching, which helped fund various programs at our school. We also like to support the school Auction each year by sponsoring the event, and also are active PTA participants. In my professional capacity, I am the Area Sales Manager at Sprint for the last 16 years and have lived in the Bridges for almost 12 years. My wife Lynda Gann and I are both committed towards making a difference in our school and our community.
My name is Zeeshan Khan and I serve on the Coyote Creek Learning Fund as their Matching Funds Director. In my current role, I am responsible for managing and coordinating our corporate matching program. Under my leadership, our team was able to raise around $50,000 for our school this year, and around $40,000 in 2013. As part of my community involvement, I am the founder and a board member for an organization called Dream2Play. This non-profit transforms lives through power of sports, by raising funds via sporting events for charities and youth scholarships. I am also an existing board member for Development in Literacy, an organization, that educates and empowers underprivileged kids and the San Ramon Cricket League. Professionally, I work for Oracle as their Senior Executive and have over 16 years experience in Finance Transformation, Oracle GRC Sales, ERP/GRC Services Sales. I have an incoming Kindergarten this year and am excited to continue my work on the board.
Grace C. Li is a CPA and has volunteered at Coyote Creek in many capacities, including serving as the incumbent Treasurer of Coyote Creek Learning Fund, member of Site Council, tax accountant of Coyote Creek PTA, discussion leader of Breakfast Book Club, and Girl Scout troop leader. Grace is dedicated to keeping Coyote Creek a superior school and believes that we must constantly look for ways to improve student education and life at school. She believes that each child deserves the very best education and it is our responsibility as parents to strive to make that happen. She hopes to work closely with CCLF board members to develop, monitor and manage learning fund budget and spending.
My name is Misty Walker Lohe and I am excited for the opportunity to continue my involvement in our school and community by serving on the CCLF Board. I am a full time mother, wife, and CEO of my own Insurance Company. I serve on the Board of Directors for Homeowner Associations in San Ramon and Walnut Creek and have been actively involved in children's programs, summer camps, and volunteer organizations for more than 2 decades. I am committed to our school and I look forward to being part of a board that will continue to build community while supporting our children and their education.
Reema Popli Malik
My name is Reema Popli Malik, and I currently work for the Special Education Department in the San Ramon School District, as I fulfill my vision to work with these amazing children. As a part of my volunteer commitment to our community, I presently serve on the Executive Board for Coyote Creek Learning Fund as their Assistant Treasurer. In this role, some of my responsibilities include planning and preparing the learning fund's monthly reporting and budgets. I have organized and managed various fundraising activities like Registration, Auction and PTA directory sponsorship. As the team manager for Destination Imagination, I have guided Coyote Creek teams twice to win the State Level Tournament. I have a Bachelor of Science in Finance from SJSU and have worked in the Silicon Valley. The inspiration for my work comes from this quote by Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
My name is Cynthia Wong and I have been a parent at Coyote Creek for the past 8 years. I have 4 children and my youngest will be entering Kindergarten next year. I am currently a COO/owner in a private business yet have always tried my best to make time in my schedule to volunteer and help out in the classrooms, on fieldtrips, and in this year’s school auction. I have over 15 years’ experience in operations, sales and marketing and hope to use my experience to help contribute to the growth of our school. I look forward to not only helping to raise funds, but more importantly to raise awareness of its needs to our school’s community. Building our school’s community is extremely important especially now as our school has grown to record numbers. I’m committed to finding ways to bond our community so that every Coyote Creek parent and child understands and feels a need to want to help in building a solid foundation. It is with this strong foundation that we are able to build an even stronger and greater school.