Board of Directors

Board of Directors


All staff, Board Members, and Volunteers are passionate about continuing to provide opportunities
for the children to break through the constraints of poverty and live the lives of success and joy they were meant to live.
  • Chairman, Brenda Westall: Library Assistant and Lifetime Credentialed Middle School and High School Teacher. College Instructor. Friends of the Library member. Delta Kappa Gamma member.
  • CEO, Executive Director, Sarah Smith: Current Executive Director at Ark Preschool, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) member, California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) member, Yolo County Directors Association, Mentor teacher with The California Early Childhood Mentor Program.
  • Founder/Program Consultant, Secretary, Melissa Daley: Methodist Church member, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) member, California Assoc. for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) member, Loyola Guild life member (PTA type of organization for Jesuit High School where her sons attended) and life member of Friends of the Woodland Public Library. 2009 recipient of an award from the California Association for the Education of Young Children for outstanding contributions to Early Childhood Education. Retired credentialed elementary teacher and reading specialist with the Woodland Joint Unified School District.
  • Treasurer, Shanna Baggaley: Retired assistant director Community Partnership Agency (Now part of Social Services) and the CASA Program. Literacy tutor, Meals on Wheels, ESL Credential.
  • Member, Vicki Faye: Former volunteer at Ark Preschool, Woodland Sunrise Rotary member.
  • Member, Mary Drummond: Volunteer at Ark Preschool since 2008. Retired social worker.
  • Anabel Gonzalez, parent representative:
  • Maria Charles, parent representative: