Board of Trustees
Get to know the Board Members who are currently serving:
Glenn Pierce, Board President
Term Expires: 2022
Meadow Vista is very similar to Nederland, Colorado, where I grew up. As a parent, I appreciate what our community has to offer and feel grateful to be able to serve as a school board member.
The quality of education, community involvement, and overall experiences my kids have benefited from in our district and at Colfax H.S. have been exceptional. My oldest son started in 2nd grade at Sierra Hills, continued through Weimar, Colfax High School, and is now working towards a Computer Science degree at UCSC. My middle son is now a Senior at Colfax High School after attending Sierra Hills and Weimar and is now researching universities and is in college-prep mode. My daughter is in 8th grade at Weimar and thriving. My son was fully prepared academically to attend a UC school, and all three kids have been able to enjoy sports, music, art, and leadership opportunities.
After earning my Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder, I moved to Santa Monica, California where I met my wife Darci. We both grew our careers in the entertainment industry, my focus being business management, handling finances for high profile clients (actors, directors, producers, rockstars). While working full time, I went back to school to earn my MBA from Pepperdine University.
After our 2nd son was born, we made the bold decision to leave L.A., our careers and extended family, relocate to Auburn and open our own business, The Little Gym in Rocklin, a children’s gymnastics and sports development program which we ran for 11 years. Ultimately we bought our house in Meadow Vista in 2005, had our third child (daughter this time) and have called it home ever since.
Once the business was up and running, I went back into the corporate world where I now work as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer.
As a board member with my children almost out of the district, my focus is on long-term goals and continuing to move the district forward in a positive direction.
Katie Schiavone, Board Clerk
Term Expires: 2020
I moved to beautiful Meadow Vista, after marrying my husband Louie, 11 years ago. We have three young children. Benjamin is in the 2nd grade at Sierra Hills Elementary School. Enzo is in kindergarten and Josephine attends preschool; both are at Live Oak Waldorf School in Meadow Vista.
I love our community and I believe that I have the skills and knowledge from my career pursuits, as well as a vested interest as a parent and homeowner, to provide leadership and make decisions that will positively enhance our District.
After graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, I initially worked for five years in finance and marketing for Janus Funds and GE. Thereafter, I focused on a career in education having earned my teaching credential and Master of Education from Notre Dame De Namur University in Belmont, California.
After teaching for nearly 5 years, I advanced my professional development as the Program Director for a local educational non-profit organization that serves that at-risk youth in Nevada County.
My background in business and education, as well as my aptitude for collaborating with others, and my desire to see positive growth will guide me in my position on the School Board.
When not fulfilling my School Board duties, you will find me running the trails of Meadow Vista with my dog, Vera, or driving my kids around to their plethora of activities.
Term Expires: 2020
I am truly honored to serve as a board member for Placer Hills Union School District in beautiful Meadow Vista, CA. I take this position seriously and will work to be fair and consistent.
I have lived in this community along with my husband, Eric, and two children, Molly and Owen for over 11 years. Molly now attends Colfax High School and Owen is in fifth grade at Weimar. Both children attended Sierra Hills and Molly graduated from Weimar last year. They have taken advantage of the curriculum and specialized programs at both schools and continue to be challenged and supported by the teachers and support staff.
After graduating with my Masters in Social Work from Sacramento State University in 2003, I was drawn to the Meadow Vista area for their great schools and healthy mountain living. As luck would have it, I was hired by Placer County Children’s System of Care. I initially had the opportunity to work as a Wraparound worker. Wraparound is a strength based family driven approach, supporting families and youth with challenges find greatness in themselves.
I then had the opportunity to work as a clinician in an ED (students designated with emotional disturbance) school program for junior and high school students. It was a collaborative between PCOE and Placer County Mental Health to support special education students working off an Individual Education Plan aimed at addressing mental health and behavioral issues with an ultimate goal to return to a less restrictive school placement.
After obtaining my License as a Clinical Social Worker in 2008, I moved into a Child Protective Services worker position where I continued my strength based approach with families navigating the mental health, child welfare, and probation systems.
A year ago, I was promoted to a Wraparound leadership position where I support other clinicians working with families, ensuring the wraparound fidelity continues. I continue to ensure that families’ voice and choice are paramount within the Placer County wraparound model.
I believe my background in child welfare, wraparound, and special education will enhance my ability to be an effective, committed, and thoughtful board member. Also, you may count on my collaboration skills, openness to new ideas, and keeping true to the rights and educational outcomes of the youth in our community.
Dr. Joyce Bradshaw
Term Expires: 2022
Educating children well is a powerful force to make the future brighter. As a school board volunteer I strive to help the Placer Hills School District implement innovative ways to educate our children better. I value most our dedicated teachers who know and care about all of their students and challenge them to discover daily and to love learning.
I am a native Californian who went to public schools. I graduated from Harvard in 1986 with a degree in economics. I graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1992 and completed my residency in pediatrics at Washington University in Seattle in 1996. I moved to Auburn in 1997 and began my practice in primary care pediatrics.
I met my husband of 30 years, Bart Bradshaw, in college and we married before we started medical school together. We have 4 children who graduated from Weimar Hills and then attended Colfax High. These schools provided a solid educational foundation for my children who have gone onto great colleges after graduation. It is my pledge to help our schools grow even stronger.
Term Expires: 2020
It is a gift to be a part of this community and an honor to devote time serving on the board to our local schools. I am a Meadow Vista native and a proud product of Sierra Hills, Placer Hills, Weimar Hills, and Colfax High School.
After high school, I attended Sonoma State University earning a BA in English. Then I attended Sacramento State University to obtain my teaching credential. I have been teaching high school English ever since, most recently at Colfax High School, which I absolutely love. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about education and schools. My current highlights are teaching IB English at the junior and senior level as well as serving as our school’s Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator. I absolutely love being a part of the community through teaching, and I am excited to continue this involvement on the school board.
My husband and I have lived in Meadow Vista nearly our whole lives, outside of those character-building college years. We absolutely love this place and consider it one-of-a-kind. We are grateful to be raising our two boys here. Our oldest just started at Sierra Hills and the younger is growing quickly and will be there before we know it.
In my free time (when I’m not grading essays), you’ll find me hiking with my family, planning epic road trips, BBQing with friends and family, skiing, or reading as much as possible.
With my background in education and my knowledge of this community, I hope to serve the needs of this role well. I am passionate about our public schools and doing what’s best for students. I hope to help continue to make our schools better and better.
Placer Hills Union School District
16801 Placer Hills Rd. Meadow Vista, CA 95722
Phone: (530) 878-2606, Fax: (530) 878-2663