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Vista Academy Foundation

The Vista Academy Foundation's mission


Vista Academy Foundation's mission is to recognize the value of an arts enriched education. Foundation provides support for arts-based learning at the Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. The Foundation is comprised of parents, teachers, administrators and community members with the common goal of providing financial support for existing and future arts programs. The Foundation is also committed to providing support for special projects and productions at Vista Academy. This support enables educators to implement new and innovative ways of reaching, teaching and motivating students in an arts-based learning environment.

Foundation Meeting Dates for 2018-2019

  • August 7, 2018

  • September 11, 2018

  • October 9, 2018

  • November 13, 2018

  • December 11, 2018

  • January 15, 2019

  • February 12, 2019

  • March 12, 2019

  • April 9, 2019

  • May 14, 2019

2018-2019 Foundation Board Members



Benjie Walker


Melissa Rogers

Vice President

Shiloh Strawbridge

Recording Secretary

Cate Watkins


Rob Watkins

Artistic Committee Chair

Lauren Hopkins

Book Fair Chair

Gabriela Ramirez & Philomena

Grand Writing Chair

Jaimee Pease

Fundraising Chair

Robert Dixon

Intellectual Committee Chair

Lori Dotson

Open Positions:  Corresponding Secretary, Assistant to the Treasurer, Social/Emotional Committee Chair





Adopt-A-Class Coordinator

Tekoa Chilcote

Artistic: Support for Productions

Cara Homer

Artistic: La Galeria Art Shows

Cate Watkins & Lori Dotson

Board Developement/Recruitment

Lori Ann Dotson

Community Outreach

Corina Gomez

Family Engagement Coordinator

Ana Cruz


Shane Hopkins


Cara Homer

Social/Emotional: Spirit Wear

Cate Watkins & Cathryn Dixon

Teacher/Staff Representatives

Hilda Reynoso & Cindy Jorstad

Website Coordinator

Jaimee Pease

Open Positions:  Artistic: Festival of the Arts Director; Hospitality (Teacher/Staff Appreciation); Intellectual: Scholarships & Teacher Proposals; Intellectural: I Wonder Maker Lab Support; Inventory Specialist; Campus Publicity/Social Media; Recycling Coordinator; Social/Emotional: Family Fun Nights; Social/Emotional: Student Store.



Dance Advocate

Lauren Hopkins

Drama Advocate

Erica Perez

Music Advocate

Estefany Bautista

STEAM Advocate

Shane Hopkins

Visual Arts Advocate

Cathryn Dixon




Become a Friend...


For more information on how to join, please download the forms below:

All donations can be mailed to:

Vista Academy Foundation
c/o Foundation Treasurer
Rob Watkins
600 N. Santa Fe Ave

Vista, CA 92083


Email for our treasurer is:

All donations are tax-deductible.


If you have questions about our Foundation, please contact our President, Melissa Rogers:

Adopt a Classroom


We have an Adopt-A-Classroom program at Vista Academy that allows anyone to donate money to any classroom on campus. This is an on-going campaign and there are still many grade-level and specialty classrooms that have NOT been adopted this year.

Due to budget cuts our teachers have little access to money for classroom supplies and special projects. 100% of the classroom adoption money goes directly to the students in that class during the current school year.

You can choose which classroom you would like to adopt and adoptions can be made in any amount.

Please consider being a part of this special program and Adopt-A-Classroom today!

Classroom adoption forms are available for download or can be picked-up in the school office.

If you have questions about our Classroom Adoptions, please contact Tekoa Chilcote,