Each member of the Vail School District Foundation, all volunteer board, is highly dedicated to the Vail School District.
The members of VSDF are also proud to serve the greater Vail Community at large. VSDF members each serve throughout the community in a variety of ways – The Vail School District Governing Board, volunteering in classrooms and on PTA’s, school Site Councils, Vail Chamber of Commerce, Vail Parent Network, Rincon Fire District Board, Santa Rita Foothills Community, Association, Citizens of Vail for Education, Southeast Pima County Library Association, Southeast Regional Council, Vail Pride Committee, and more.
STACY WINSTRYG – PRESIDENT
Stacy is the parent of three Vail students and has always been a staple at their schools. She has served as PTA President and chair for many events and committees. She is a member of the Vail Pride Day committee, and Citizens of Vail for Education. Stacy is also one of the founding members of the Vail Parent Network, has successfully advocated for over $1 million in additional funding for VUSD, and has presented on advocacy and public school funding throughout the state.
JEAN PEGLOW – VICE PRESIDENT
Jean has taught in the Vail School District for nine years and parents three Vail students. She is a member of the Citizens of Vail for Education and Vail Serves Vail. Jean values community and education and wants to continue the vision of partnering with the community to empower our Vail students.
CATHERINE BYARS – SECRETARY
Catherine has a long history of helping and wanting to do what is best for others. She has been a critical care RN for the last 19 years and is married to her husband who is also in public safety. She has two children in the VUSD, elementary and middle.Catherine has been an active advocate and volunteer within the district and her children’s school/classrooms since 2015. She has served as PTSA president and on many committees including, planning Mica Mountain HS. She was also one of the founding members of the Vail Parent Network and has presented on advocacy and public school funding throughout the state.
LINDA KUBIAK – TREASURER
Linda is the Director of Community Programs for the Vail School District. In that capacity she oversees the after school programs at all the Vail Schools and runs intersession and summer programs for kids. She is also the Co-Chair of Vail Pride Day, and Vail Family University.
Ed has had a successful career in the field of safety and security, and still finds time to volunteer throughout the community. He is the President of the Santa Rita Foothills Community Association, is a member of the Pima County Library Association, the Southeast Regional Council, and above all is a proud Vail parent.
Kevin has worked in the Vail School District for over two decades. He has a proven track record of success in many roles – Principal of Desert Sky Middle School, Rincon Vista Middle School, CEO of Beyond Textbooks, and now Assistant Superintendent.
Debbie is a 30 year resident of Vail. She and her husband, Ken, have two sons and a daughter, all graduates of Cienega. Debbie and Ken are now blessed to have four grandchildren. Debbie has served in volunteer capacities too numerous to list but, most notably on the VSD Governing Board for sixteen years. She has lobbied for education at the local , State and Federal level and feels honored to serve the community she loves!.
Darcy has worked for the Vail School District for 17 years, and has served in many roles. She was a 5th grade teacher and a Student Achievement Teacher at Sycamore Elementary, the Assistant Principal at Empire High School, the Principal of Andrada High School, and is now the Director of Communications and Public Affairs.
Rob is the Branch Manager at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, is a proud Vail parent, and a member of the Corona de Tucson Community. He is passionate about the success of the Vail School District and the greater Vail community.
Mary Ann Cleveland – Honorary Member Mary Ann is a Vail legend, as noted by the name of the primary corridor that connects Del Lago to Rita Ranch – Mary Ann Cleveland Way. She is the mother and grandmother of VUSD graduates, and showed the Vail what effective advocacy looked like, when she took on the State of Arizona to get a road built that would make travel to and from school safe for Vail kids. In the end – Mary Ann got her way.