Who We Are



Our Mission

The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation promotes innovation and excellence in education through community engagement and investment opportunities in our fifty-five public K-12 schools. 

We are a “community” coming together for a common goal: to provide outstanding public schools for the children of the Santa Clarita Valley. Our community consists of teachers and administrators, dedicated to excellence; school districts, providing the support for that excellence; business partners, who see the value in our mission and know that great schools benefit everyone; volunteers, who give their time and passion to improve literacy skills; and every citizen in our valley who cares about quality public school education.

Working together, that synergy exemplifies who the SCV Education Foundation is and what we are working towards: enriching the lives of every student in every public school in our community.

Supporting Santa Clarita Valley Public School Districts 

SCVEF Board of Directors 


  • James S. Backer, President - JSB Development
  • Ron Hock, Treasurer - Retired/CFO
  • Renee Marshall, Vice-President - Education Consultant


  • Joelle Beigel - Princess Cruises
  • Jessica Boyer-Aholt - SCVTV Production Manager
  • David Caldwell – William S. Hart School District
  • Isa De Armas, Ed. D. - Saugus School District
  • Steve Doyle - Castaic School District
  • Jezelle Fullwood, Ed. D - Sulphur Springs School District
  • Julie Gonzalez - PSOMAS
  • Roma Khetarpal - Tools of Growth
  • Dave LeBarron - Wm S. Hart School District
  • Janene Maxon - Castaic School District
  • Michelle Morse Ed. D. - Newhall School District
  • Mariam Nasiry - California Credit Union
  • Jennifer Thompson - City of Santa Clarita
  • Alexis Yannich - Retired/Newhall School District


  • Jackie Hartmann - Executive Director, Board Secretary
  • Lety Ledezma - Program Coordinator

Media Kit

For SCVEF media inquiries, please contact:
Jackie Hartmann, Executive Director SCVEF
(661) 678-0429


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