Governance Council

VAIS is governed by a council of parents, staff and community members. This group makes the high level decisions concerning the day to day operations of VAIS. Functions of the Governance Council include, but are not limited to, budget allocations, capital expenditures, grant proposals, personnel, curriculum, assessments, VAIS policies and procedures, committee responsibilities, goals and future of VAIS. Current Governance Council members include:

James Kokalj / Teresa Mueller, Co-Presidents

Cindy Grady, Vice President

Laura Grady, Treasurer

Grace Flores, Secretary

Charles James, Community Member

Tracy Doeppers, Graduate Parent Representative

Kurt Hermsen, Parent Representative

David Kassa, Parent Representative

Sara Beuthien, Parent Representative

Steve Kean, Incoming K. Parent Representative

Ann Princl, Director

Yingying Reiter, Staff Representative

Sarah Shaw, Staff Representative


The Governance Council generally meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public.