Hannah-Marie Scott is 21, and currently studying psychology at California State University, Northridge. She plans to attend graduate school in the fall of 2021 to study school psychology. She loves her volunteer work as a public school board member to help better the lives of learners, parents, and staff, as well as educate herself of the inner workings of a charter school and practices of governance on behalf of the public.
Marcia Reily has more than 18 years of experience in education, having taught pre-K, elementary, and middle school students in the area of special education for many of those years. When she wasn’t in the classroom, she had the opportunity to serve students and families in leadership roles at the site level as an assistant principal and at the district level as a teacher specialist and, most recently, at the county level as a coordinator. Marcia holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), a master’s degree in special education from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and is a doctoral candidate studying at Grand Canyon University (GCU), She also has an educational specialist credential with an autism authorization and an administrative services credential. Marcia was named Masonic Teacher of the Year as a middle school special education teacher and Kiwanis Teacher of the Year as an elementary special education teacher. One of her greatest accomplishments was training for and finishing the Los Angeles Marathon as a volunteer mentor with the Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA) program.
As a Coordinator with the Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL) at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), Marcia works to support a Suicide Prevention Ongoing Resiliency Training program referred to as SPORT. SPORT is a partnership between LACOE and the Department of Mental Health to provide professional development and support to ensure school districts, charter schools, and private schools have practices and policies that align with current legislation and best practices within a multi-tiered system of support. Marcia’s focus and passion are to help ensure students have a safe and supportive environment in which to learn.
Marcia was born in Spokane, Washington, and is proud of her Chippewa Cree tribe heritage on her mother’s side and hopes to visit the reservation in Rocky Boy, Montana. She was last there as a toddler. Growing up, Marcia lived in various cities in Washington state, where she spent her junior high years and first year of high school in Ashland, Ohio. Her family moved again and finally settled in Henderson, Nevada, where she finished high school. Marcia had many challenges during that time and eventually made the decision not to return for her senior year and graduated early through an adult education “night school” program. In April of her junior year, she went into labor in her math class, and after taking a few weeks off, she returned to complete her junior year — one of the hardest things she ever did. Reflecting on that time, Marcia remembers that not one single administrator or counselor spoke to her about her pregnancy before she went into labor that April day. Through stubbornness, determination, and a bit of grit, she eventually made her way to UNLV and began her journey as a student. Her first day at UNLV happened to be her son John’s first day of kindergarten. Needless to say, they were both nervous!
UNLV turned out to be an extra-special place. This is where Marcia met the man that would eventually become her husband. Mike was more of a traditional college student. He attended UNLV on an athletic scholarship and played football for the UNLV Rebels. Not too long after graduation, they married, and Mike adopted John. After their wedding, the new little family moved to Mike’s hometown of Burbank, California where they both started their careers in the field of education.
Michelle Fluke has over 25 years of experience building community through her nonprofit work focused on the health and wellness industry. As Executive Director of Antelope Valley Partners for Health, she provides administrative oversight, overseeing all accounting functions, handling all aspects of human resource management as well as grant writing, strategic planning, and acting as community health and services liaison to the Antelope Valley. Under her leadership, problem solving, and innovative thinking, Michelle has increased AVPH’s strength as the foundation of collaboration in the Antelope Valley that focuses on improving the health and wellness of the community.
Michelle is also active in several grassroots community groups. She is the vice-chair of the Lancaster Healthy Communities Commission, a steering committee member for the AV Homeless Coalition, and represents the Antelope Valley as an appointed member of the County of Los Angeles Population Health Task Force.
A longtime Antelope Valley resident, Sharon has nearly 20 years of experience as a high school teacher in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. She created and developed new curriculum for health science careers, built an AP Psychology program, and has been an advisor/coordinator for various student and staff groups.
In addition to volunteer work with Empower Generations and Care Net Women’s Resource, she also volunteers at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, the annual Kid’s Ag Day, and the annual Valley Fever Alliance Walk.