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GET TO KNOW US

The PEF Board of Directors is comprised of community and parent volunteers dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the educational experience of Pacifica's children. The Board consists of community residents and business owners without specific school affiliations, as well as parent representatives from Elementary and Middle Schools in the Pacifica School District.

Emily Hennessy

Co-President

As a strong advocate for community, I view quality, equitable education as a basic right.  I have a strong passion for and commitment to Pacifica and contribute where I can so that our children have the education that they need so they can develop into creative, problem-solving, and compassionate critical thinkers.

Johnny Davis

Co-President

I am a Pacifica parent and an enthusiastically engaged activist for our community success.  As a role-model for our children, I'm dedicated to advancing educational awareness and opportunities in Pacifica schools by leveraging the PEF platform strengths for our future leaders!

Josephine Deciron

Board Member

I believe in 'being part of the change you want to see' . As a parent, and having gone through the public education system myself, I see accessible educational opportunities as a critical cornerstone for a thriving community. Together, we can open doors and help shape our future generation for a brighter tomorrow!

Raul Barrera

Treasurer

As a parent, I value the importance of the Arts and Science curriculum, as these subjects nurture the creative thinkers of tomorrow.  My mission is to serve as a conduit facilitating these resources and essential opportunities equitably.

Scott Hao

Secretary

My son transferred to Vallemar as a 3rd grader in 2023 and I'm excited to get more active in the community beyond just sharing waves at our local surf break.  I'm proud to contribute to PEF's mission to offer our Pacifica students more opportunity and enrichment in music, art, and science. This not only impacts our school offerings today but will continue to impact our community for years to come.

Amy Skeeters-Behrens

Director of Communications

I deeply appreciate Pacifica's strong community spirit and our shared dedication to preparing our youth for success. Serving on the PEF board, I find immense satisfaction in collaborating with schools, fellow parents, and the wider community to enrich our district's educational programs in science, music, and art.

Sara Hall

Director of Events

As a parent in Pacifica, ensuring equitable educational opportunities in our community is a top priority for me. I am deeply committed to supporting our community, placing a particular emphasis on education, children, and schools. I believe in the importance of fostering an environment where children can discover and pursue their passions.

Jena Pesqueda

Director of Development

With 46 years of experience as a classroom teacher ranging from  grade 6 ELA through college rhetoric and composition, I possess a deep understanding of our public school system along with its critical needs, current challenges, and long-term visions for the future. I believe in a meaningful and rigorous educational experience that honors each individual and provides instruction and guidance that will prepare them for a future that does not yet exist.

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