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Ed Foundation Board of Directors Changes for 2010

For Immediate Release
Contact: Valin Brown (760) 929-1555
October 1, 2010

Educational Foundation Board of Directors Changes for 2010 Board Bids Farewell to Two Long-Time Members While Welcoming Others Carlsbad, CA – At the most recent meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Carlsbad Unified School District, the Board of Directors of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) honored two long-time supporters for their valuable contributions.

Both Dr. Sandy Parsons, Professor at Cal State San Marcos, and Lynn Crockett, Education Manager at LEGOLAND® California, completed their terms of service to the CEF board. Each had served for 14 years on the board and had reached the end of new term limits implemented in 2008. “Sandy and Lynn’s contributions have been absolutely invaluable to the growth of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation over the years. From helping to develop our Kids’ Care childcare business serving all of Carlsbad to creating the amazing partnership we hold with LEGOLAND® California as our largest corporate supporter…and right down to helping to create our three-year strategic plan which guides our growth into the future, both members of the board have given so much and will be truly missed,” said Valin Brown, CEO of the foundation.

President of the CUSD Board of Trustees, Mr. Mark Tanner, along with other CUSD Trustees in attendance also shared their appreciation for the work of the foundation and its outgoing board members.

Although unable to attend the recent meeting, CEF board members John Liverseidge and Lisa Posard also rolled off the CEF board during the 2009 – 2010 fiscal year.

While CEF’s board has lost several members to term limits and relocations, it has also welcomed six new board members thus far in 2010.

They include:

  • Todd Fraser, Senior Director of Brand and Product Marketing for TaylorMade-Adidas Golf;
  • Pat Hurley, Vice President of Marrs Maddocks & Associates Insurance Services;
  • David Irvine, Systems Engineer with ViaSat;
  • Marc Moody, Principal with Gillespie Moody Patterson, Inc.;
  • Colin Ross, General Manager of SEA LIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California; and
  • Dr. Carol Van Vooren, Assistant Professor at Cal State San Marcos.

About Carlsbad Educational Foundation The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983 to raise private support for public education and the enrichment of nearly 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. CEF develops, conducts and finances innovative, quality educational programs and projects. Since its inception, the foundation has contributed nearly $5 million in funds to Carlsbad schools, primarily for science, technology, arts and reading. In 2010 alone, the foundation released nearly half a million dollars in support of K-5 music programs, hands-on science, and educationally innovative programs. CEF also operates a Summer Enrichment Program as well as Kids’ Care, a comprehensive before- and after-school childcare program. For more information, visit