Our Board

 

Bruce Abbott, President

Bruce is the Chief Business Official of the Shoreline Unified School district. He has also worked at the Lagunitas and Sausalito/Marin City school districts. Prior to his school career Bruce worked for 20 years at Bank of America. He left as a Senior Vice President.

Bruce served 10 years on the Dixie District Board of Trustees and currently serves on the Buck Institute on Education's Board of Trustees. He was an active volunteer in the Dixie School District for 8 years, first at Vallecito Elementary School as Treasurer of the PTA, and later at Miller Creek Middle School, as Treasurer of the Home & School Club. He also served as the president on OneTL the educational foundation of Terra Linda High School.

 


Lorry Krone, Secretary

A native of Long Island, NY, Ms. Krone graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Biology and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Community Psychology and Counseling from Russell Sage Graduate School. She also earned a certification from UC Berkley in College Admission Counseling and she has a small college admissions counseling business with a business partner. She also worked as a family therapist in New York and was the assistant director of a social service agency that operated group homes for troubled adolescents.

Ms. Krone moved to Marin 16 years ago with her husband, Curt, and they have two daughters, Caroline (14) and Emilie (16). She has been a social worker for the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services for 15 years. Ms. Krone has a passion for alternative public education, and was one of the founders of Marin SEL, where she remains a member of the board. She also serves on the executive committee of the Marin School of the Arts Foundation Board at Novato High School.


Brian Anderson, Treasurer

Brian Anderson is a 3rd generation San Francisco native with deep roots in the Bay Area community.  Upon graduation from university studies with respective degrees in Speech Communication and Psychology, Brian and his wife, Anne, moved to Seoul, Korea to teach English.  Upon returning to the Bay Area, and settling in Marin County to raise their family, Brian garnered 10-years of Fortune 100 corporate experience at Eastman Kodak and Pitney Bowes Management Services, where he provided consultative management services to Fortune 500 organizations.  In 2004, Brian left his National Sales Executive position to pursue his entrepreneurial passions for real estate and the promotion of sustainable living.  In 2006 Brian worked with Holliday Development to market the first LEED certified residential development in California.  With a young family and a commitment to local, public schools, Brian and his wife were part of the founding team of the School of Environmental Leadership. In addition to continued participation in the promotion of the SEL, Brian is a principle and CFO of a Bay Area construction company and an active Board Member of Utah-based, Azomite Mineral Products, a naturally occurring, organic mineral product used world-wide, to re-mineralize depleted soils.

Brian resides in Terra Linda with his wife (Anne) and three daughters, Ava (17), Mina (15) and Sylvie (13) – all products of the local, public schools. 


Cindy Johanson

Cindy Johanson has more than 25 years experience leading the design and expansion of digital services with a primary focus on education. In her current role with the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Cindy oversees Edutopia, a premier Internet source about what works in K-12 education. Previously, Cindy served as senior vice president of interactive and education for the Public Broadcasting Service. At PBS, she led the launch and growth of the award-winning pbs.org Web site and its suite of Internet sites, including pbskids.org, pbsparents.org, and pbsteacher-source.org. Johanson’s passion for online learning started in 1989 with text-based interfaces and 300 baud modems when she managed teacher support and training for Learning Link, an online service for K-12 classrooms. Cindy has two children who have attended MarinSEL at Terra Linda High School: Emily '16 and Jack '19.


Cyane Dandridge

Cyane Dandridge is the Founder and Executive Director of Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), as well as the School of the Environmental Leadership (SEL). Over her 30 plus years of experience, Cyane has seen the big picture of how communities lack access to energy efficiency services, clean technology, and real-world sustainability pathways. After receiving her M.S. in Building Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cyane utilized her entrepreneurship and knowledge of innovation in the built environment to bring climate solutions to the community level. By connecting students, residents, government officials, and the workforce in the design process of sustainability programs, she believes we can better pinpoint opportunities for communities to reach their goals. With so many groups working toward our climate future, Cyane is excited for the potential our youth and communities have to create an environmentally responsible world.

 


Ward Bouwman

Ward Bouwman holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication as well as a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology.

He brings over 10 years of experience as a Systems and Network Administrator, and is an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator. In addition, he has developed several Custom Filemaker applications and solutions that have been in use for over 10 years. Mr. Bouwman has launched a number of successful companies, one being Mac business consulting by Oakgrounds Inc. and is the lead programmer of Pearl Bids Silent Auction Management software.

 


Justin Wells

Justin Wells is a founding faculty member of Envision Education, a small group of charter high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area rooted in project-based learning. For nine years, he taught English and led teacher teams in the design and implementation of semester-long, multi-disciplinary projects that drew recognition, media coverage, and research attention from ABC News, KQED, Stanford University, the Oracle Education Foundation, and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Currently, he helps schools and school districts develop performance assessment systems guided by the principles of deeper learning and project-based learning. Justin serves on the board of directors for the Buck Institute of Education. He is co-author of the book, Transforming Schools with Common Core Standards, Performance Assessment, and Project-Based Learning (with Bob Lenz and Sally Kingston).


Craig Hodgson

Craig Hodgson is a partner with the San Francisco office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis where he maintains a national practice specializing in litigation strategy and the defense of product liability and personal injury lawsuits. 

Craig grew up in West Marin in a family of educators and attended local public schools. He graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a degree in Political Science and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco. He has lived in Terra Linda since 1999 with his wife, Jennifer Taekman, also a Marin native and a graduate of the San Rafael City Schools district. They have two children, a daughter who attends Vallecito Elementary School and a son who attends MarinSEL at Terra Linda High School.