President ~ Shannon Lynch
Shannon Lynch received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Sociology at Northern Arizona University. She went on to get her post-degree dual teaching certification in Elementary and Special Education, concurrently earning a Masters in Special Education. Throughout her college years, she was employed in elementary and special education classrooms of varying ages. Her philosophy lies in encouraging the development of each student's unique strengths as well as fostering a safe environment in which to overcome individual challenges. She also strives to integrate the arts throughout her curriculum and nurture an enthusiasm for learning in her students.
Treasurer ~ Morgan Swift
Morgan moved to Prescott two years ago from Phoenix and loves our small town. She has a degree in Art History, and completed her internship at the Guggenheim in New York. She is very active in the Quad City area, volunteering at homeless shelters and actively homeschooling her two boys while enjoying her domesticated Chino farm.
Secretary ~ Shannon Silvey
Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communications from California State San Bernadino. She has owned several businesses, working in bookkeeping, managing employees and in claims adjustment. Her two children attend WCC and she is a paraprofessional here, working with all students.
Board Member ~ Terese Soto
Mrs. Terese Soto earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Moorhead State University in Minnesota in 1982 and her K-12 Art Endorsement in 1990. She has been teaching in Arizona since 1985 and in the Prescott area since 1988.She has taught as a classroom teacher in K-8 classrooms, taught Fine Arts K-8 and moved to administration in 2001, as Co-Director in 2003 and as Director in 2006. Mrs. Soto has been a part of Willow Creek Charter since its inception in 1999 and she was instrumental in creating the curriculum for the Fine Arts Program, which includes visual arts, theater, music and movement. Mrs. Soto has seen many changes in the Educational System and one common thread that stays consistent in her mind is that education is and should be all about the children. Terese believes the small family-like atmosphere at WCC enhances and enables teachers to educate students in a holistic approach that nurtures life skills as well as academics. Throughout her career, her dedication, determination, and creativity have inspired countless individuals.
Board Member ~ Tammy Westerson
Tammy lived a good portion of her life in the midwest and received her Bachelor’s
degree from Indiana University. She and her husband Kevin have had the
opportunity to live and work all over the country, but are excited to finally settle in
Prescott Valley. Her travels have led her to be certified in Texas and Tennessee.
Tammy is certified in Arizona to teach K-3 and holds an Early Childhood
endorsement. She has taught in both district and charter schools. Her teaching
experience includes both 1st and 2nd grade, but her absolute passion was
teaching kindergarten. She taught Level 1 at WCC for about 3 years and retired
from teaching in 2020. She loved her teaching time at WCC and is happy for the
invitation to serve on its board. She hopes to stay involved by being a substitute
teacher and volunteering in the classrooms.
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