Members

Advancing the mission and vision of the organization.

Board President

Paul Vieyra, President
pvieyra@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Paul Vieyra has been a Residential Real Estate agent serving Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and North Orange County for the past 10 years. Prior to Real Estate, Paul was working in Middle Market Commercial Banking for 15+ years focalizing on Relationship Banking, Contributing to the "Critical Thinking Group" that worked on improving Core Processing, Compliance reporting for Federal and State regulators. Paul's diverse background in Relationship Building, Compliance and Core Processing has helped him tremendously in his current role with Real Estate and serving on Vista's Board of Directors.

Paul Vieyra

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Secretary

Jody Molodow,, Secretary
jmolodow@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Ms. Molodow worked for over 40 years with LAUSD, where her responsibilities included teaching special education students with challenges ranging from physical to severe educational needs. She also worked as a Coordinator for Gifted and Talented students and an Advisor in both the Early Education and Infant and Toddler programs. For the last six years of her administrative career with LAUSD, she served as the Special Education Coordinator for Charter Schools. Starting when she was a teenager, Ms. Molodow has volunteered with groups such as Los Angeles Blind Children’s Center and Special Olympics. Ms. Molodow is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S in Social Science/English and an M.S. in Education/Special Education.

Michele Bauer-Bean++
mbauer-bean@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Ms. Bauer-Bean is a highly experienced educator who currently is the Principal of Seaside Elementary School in the Torrance Unified School District. She has been involved with education since her freshman year in college when she was awarded a Graduate Fellowship as an undergraduate student for her work at the USC Nursery School. Ms. Bauer-Bean has worked in a variety of educational settings including a Korean community school, LAUSD, The Buckley School, The Mirman School for Highly Gifted Students, Pomona Unified School District and the Torrance Unified School District.

Ms. Bauer-Bean briefly left education to attend Pepperdine University School of Law in the late 1990s.  While there, she was awarded a Darling Foundation Scholarship for her work in public service.  After earning her law degree and license, she returned to education as a school administrator.  She has secured grants for building libraries, computer labs and music classes, secured free services by creating partnerships with local universities in the area of health screenings, counselling, and academic tutoring and helped sites implement intervention systems and gain Gold Ribbon Award recognition. Ms. Bauer-Bean holds a Bachelor of Science in General Studies from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Pepperdine.

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Geronimo Gaytan
ggaytan@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Mr. Gaytan is a founding parent of Palm Lane Elementary Charter School, the second parent trigger school in the State of California. Mr. Gaytan worked tirelessly to help the parents of Palm Lane convert the school into a charter school. He has served with dedication and loyalty on the school board since that time and continues to be a powerful advocate for parents at all Vista Charter Public Schools. Mr. Gaytan is a proud employee of Disneyland where he has worked formany years and is held in high regard by his supervisors and employees in the food services division. Mr. Gaytan has a child enrolled at Palm Lane Elementary Charter School.

Mimi Kim
mkim@vistacharterpublicschools.org

Ms. Kim is the CEO of ChefDance, a world-class culinary event company that started in Park City in 2004 during the Sundance Film Festival.  Prior to founding ChefDance, LLC, Ms. Kim financed and operated as a financier of various entertainment properties in Los Angeles, including the Highlands, Mint and Lure.  She co-founded and served as the CEO of a software company, World Streaming Networks, which was sold in June 2001. Prior to World Streaming Networks, Ms. Kim founded Hunter Global Ventures in 1997; she currently facilitates both public and private investments in the technology, communications, retail and real estate sectors.  Earlier in her career, she worked as a strategic planner in the syndication and acquisition department for FX, a Fox cable network, and on Wall Street for six years as a corporate bond trader at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a vice president in corporate bond product management at Lehman Brothers; and as a corporate analyst at Merrill Lynch, all in New York. She has a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Barnard College and a Master’s in Finance and International Banking from Columbia University.

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