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A Message from the Board
Victor Elementary School Districts vision is to prepare students to be able to select from a variety of career opportunities and to be successful in the world of work. This task is monumental given our world of work is changing more quickly now than it has in any other time in history. As president of the board of trustees, I can assure you VESD is up for this challenge.

As always, VESD strives to be on the cutting edge of student learning and we are embracing the changes our future is bringing. In order to be successful in the world of work, our students need to know how to learn because research and technology are rapidly changing the expectations for any career our students may choose as adults. VESD is doing this by:
  • Keeping our campuses safe
  • Providing consistent and thorough professional development to its staff to ensure learning for all
  • Remaining fiscally sound
I would like you to know that your board of trustees is a committed partner in the districts vision. We look at our students as individuals and support the VESD staff in meeting each and every students needs.

Sincerely,

Gabriel Stine, D.C.
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Karen Morgan, President
As a school board member, my interest is in the education and welfare of our community's children. I attended school here from start to finish and have a great affection for this school district. I was elected to the school board in November 2001, and I am honored to be part of a district with such a great reputation. I retired in 2002 from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, where I worked for over 20 years as a public relations officer. I have been associated with several volunteer organizations, most of them through school or youth activities.

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Joyce Chamberlain, Vice President
Mrs. Chamberlain brings over twenty years of educational experience to the board. As a school counselor and former federal Department of Education director, and as someone who has worked with hundreds of students daily, she will bring an essential perspective to the board. Her vision mirrors that of VESD, which is to "prepare students to be able to select from a variety of career opportunities to be successful in the world of work." One way to implement this vision is to help students develop programs that promote lifelong learners. She earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma and earned two master's degrees, one in education and the other in counseling/psychology. She has been a counselor in all stages of a student's academic life, from elementary through college. Joyce has worked with at-risk and ELL students, parents, teachers, administrators and the community. Mrs. Chamberlain helped established the local counseling program for Options for Youth Charter School. She also has been a counselor with the K-12 Bridge Program, a program designed to engage students in the process of planning for their future. She loves everything about educating young people and helping them equip themselves for a bright future.

Mrs. Chamberlain and her husband Mike have five children and six grandchildren, whom have been or are currently students of VESD. Joyce also holds a real estate license and works with her husband, who is also a realtor, at Crown Realty Services. Mrs. Chamberlain appreciates the support from the voters and is excited about her new role as a trustee on the VESD school board.

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Elise Brown, Clerk
Elise Brown retired from a 32-year teaching career in 2002. She taught kindergarten through fourth grade during her tenure in the Adelanto School District. She also taught English to Spanish-speaking adults. Ms. Brown has been a resident of Victorville since 1960, and she attended Victor Valley College, Chapman College and Azusa Pacific University where she earned a Masters Degree in Education and a Reading Specialist Credential. Ms. Brown is active in many community organizations including the Victorville Lioness Club and Victor Valley Democratic Club, and she was presented the Educational Award from the Victor Valley African American Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Brown is looking forward to serving as a school board member with expertise, planning and commitment for the benefit of the students, parents, taxpayers, and society.

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Dr. Gary Elder
Dr. Gary Elder is a teacher at University Preparatory High School in Victorville. Dr. Elder has lived in the Victor Valley since 1991. He was elected to the Victor Elementary School District in November of 2006. His hobbies include weight lifting, cycling and reading. He is married and has two children.

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Dr. Gabriel Stine
Dr. Gabriel Stine is a Doctor of Chiropractic at Stine Chiropractic in Victorville. Dr. Stine serves as the Clinic Director of High Desert Spinal Decompression and as a business consultant to many physicians in Southern California. He has lived in Victorville for the past 20 years with his wife Wendy and their three children. Dr. Stine was elected to his 4th consecutive term on the Victor Elementary School District board this last year. He also has served on various boards and volunteer positions throughout the High Desert. Currently, Dr. Stine volunteers his time as the team physician for four local high schools. He sees his role on the school board as facilitating and maintaining the focus of administration, staff, parents, and students on the mission statement of the district.


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