BOARD MEMBERS

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Dr. Parag Chokshi

Board President

Dr. Parag Chokshi is a proud parent of two Valley Academy alumni. He is honored to serve on the Board because of his deep commitment to serve his community and make a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. He is a practicing gastroenterologist who is actively engaged in many other community and professional leadership roles. Dr. Chokshi serves as Chairman of the GI section at Banner Boswell Medical Center, as Medical Director of the Sun City Endoscopy Center, and as a managing Partner for Clinic for Digestive Diseases. He serves on the Board of Directors for Arizona Integrated Physicians, as well as Arizona Digestive Health. Dr. Chokshi also serves on the Board of Vaishnav Samaj of Arizona, a local Indian Temple. Dr. Chokshi did his undergraduate education at Cornell University, followed by graduate studies at New York University School of Medicine. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine followed by Gastroenterology fellowship at University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a proud father, husband, and Arizona community leader.

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[threecol_one]Valley Academy Board of Directors - Letha Warner[/threecol_one] [threecol_two_last]

Letha Warner

Board Secretary

Mrs. Warner was drawn to Board service by her support of the traditional values of Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy and by the commitment of its employees and students’ parents. Mrs. Warner has enjoyed her many years of Board service and looks forward to watching the growth and success of Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy. Her years of volunteer work have expanded to include working with Crisis Nursery of Phoenix, American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement of Arizona, and Teen Reach Adventure Camp (Hope Unlimited), and hosting two foreign exchange students from Russia through Ayusa International. Most recently, she is involved with ToastMasters International and currently is President of one of its Arizona Chapters, Peacock ToastMasters. Mrs. Warner is also an active member of Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) and has volunteered with the 4th-6th graders. Mrs. Warner is married, and she and her husband, Wayne, have five adult children, four grandchildren, and more on the way. Mrs. Warner is a long-time employee of Wells Fargo Bank; it is this association that connected her with Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy when she partnered with the Specialty Markets Government division to help Valley start its banking relationship with Wells Fargo.

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Cuyler Reid

Board Treasurer and School Founder

Mrs. Reid is a former teacher, a published author, and one of Valley Academy’s founders. As a member of the leadership team that developed Leadership for Educational Entrepreneurs (a master’s program developed for charter school operators through the Arizona State University West campus), she worked with charter school leaders on a national level. In the formative years of Arizona’s charter industry, she served on the Arizona Charter Schools Association as secretary, treasurer, and President. She was a member of Superintendent Tom Horne’s Charter Advisory Committee. Mrs. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Florida State University. Mrs. Reid’s background in the education field and her determined drive toward education reform has made her a critical part of Reid Traditional Schools’ development.

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Stanley Hopkins

Board Member

Mr. Stanley Hopkins is proud to be giving back to the community and investing in the future leaders of America as a board member of Valley Academy.   Mr. Hopkins is a graduate of Arizona State University and is currently employed at a local full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in the greater southwest, including Mexico.  Assisting in the resolution of complex legal issues and seeing successful outcomes of trials provides him the ability to integrate direct and sensible solutions to tactical issues.  Previously, Mr. Hopkins worked as a Loaned Executive with United Way and successfully raised $1.6 million for charities statewide.  As a highly motivated professional with a passion for the nonprofit sector, he also serves as the Manager of Corporate Relations with YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network).  Mr. Hopkins’ contributions to Valley Academy come from a nonprofit perspective intertwined with innovative thinking and a unique leadership style.

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