School board members for 2013-14

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School board members for 2013-14

by: Media release | .
DODEA Pacific, Guam District | .
published: May 10, 2013

Dr. Steven R. Bloom, Superintendent, DoDEA Pacific Guam Schools would like to announce the newly elected School Board members. DoDEA Guam District would like to extend a warm “Hafa Adai” and welcome to Randy J. Vavra and Sarah A. Vinch. They now join the current board members Michelle Dana, Military Spouse; Mr. Michael Gadsden, FBI Special Agent; and Allen E. Blend, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army National Guard. Best wishes and farewell to Amata Hutcherson, President and Kimberlee Lindee, Vice-President.

CDR Randy Vavra is a lawyer with the U. S. Navy Force Judge Advocate office. CDR Vavra earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a JD at CU, Boulder, and a LLM Environmental Law at the University of San Diego. CDR Vavra was a school board member for two years at Navy Hale Keiki in Hawaii. He also worked with children as a swim instructor for youth throughout high school and college. CDR Vavra also coached baseball and is currently coaching U8 soccer with an E level coaching certificate. He has also been professionally involved with DoD schools since serving in the JAGC. CDR Vavra wants to be a school board member because he believes he can bring a valuable perspective to the board. Also, when he was in elementary school in Platte, South Dakota, the direct involvement of the school board truly aided his education and would like to be able to return the favor by being involved. CDR Vavra has children attending McCool Elementary/Middle School.

Ms. Sara A. Vinch is a fitness instructor at Coral Reef Fitness Center. Ms. Vinch has a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s of Science in Instructional Leadership. Her past involvement with schools include being part of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and volunteers as a fitness instructor. Ms. Vinch was a Kindergarten teacher and also worked with 4th grade program. She wants to be a school board member because she wants to be more involved in her children’s education. Ms. Vinch has children attending Andersen Elementary School.

For more information, please contact the District Superintendent’s Office at 344-9160.

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