The Village High School Board Members
The Village High School board Members are a team of seven professionals, who have come together to support and educate the youth of today. This fabulous team is compiled of a very diverse group with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise.
We are supporting and promoting the faculty and staff of The Village High School. Our goal is to further the mission and vision of the school as we nurture and graduate strong well adjusted contribuitiong adults.
B.B.A. Bachelors in Business Administration- Columbus State College B.S. information systems- Strayer University Graduate Certificate- Cybersecurity Technology- University of Maryland
Executive Leader Certificate- Cornell University
Cybersecurity for Executives- California State University
Mari is an executive-level professional, she moved to Las Vegas 4 years ago. She is the CEO of Cyberjutsu, dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber. Mari also is an online instructor for the University of Maryland. Mari wants to be more involved within the community and wants to help merge the President and CEO of major companies with the students of TVHS to secure a safe and successful future.
LMFT;M.S. Marriage,Family, and Child Counseling- University of Phoenix B.S. Humanities- Washington State University Founder of Reach In Now Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Bianca is a seasoned executive-level professional, who has global reach as an educator. With a practical ability to get things done and a fair and thoughtful approach to management, Bianca proposes innovative approaches and initiative to get things done.
Bianca moved to the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada in July of 2005 and quickly fell in love with its transient nature; as she got to meet people from every part of the world, while finding herself in the desert seeking life-altering experiences. Which makes Las Vegas, the most spiritual place in this part of the world! She also noticed there was a wonderful opportunity to continue her education and begin a career in mental health; going on to earn a master’s degree in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. In June of 2011, she founded Desert Rose Counseling Group. “Everywhere; we need to change the trauma-stress and suicide culture, eliminate stigma and shame surrounding mental health, and we need to empower trauma and suicide survivors because we are the experts in this space.”
B.S. Elementary Education- Indiana University
M.S. Educational Leadership- UNLV
Juris Doctorate-Boyd School of Law- UNLV
Lin Soriano is a life-long educator. She moved out to Las Vegas and began teaching elementary Humanities in the Clark County School District (CCSD) in 2003. She has since earned Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) endorsement and has held various positions in CCSD, including 5th-grade inclusion teacher, 8th-grade world geography teacher, English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist, instructional coach, and school administrator.
Lin was a dean of students in a middle school, as well as an assistant principal at a middle and high school. She also spent some time in Mexico teaching English to children and adults.
She is currently employed with CCSD in the Student Services Division and is a lawyer in the Office of Compliance and Monitoring handling special education due process cases. She is also an eviction mediator with the Access to Justice Commission through the State Bar of Nevada, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
B.S Communication- The College of Brockport, NY
Juris Doctorate- The University of New Hampshire
Josh is a licensed attorney in the State of Nevada and in the State of Utah. He was employed by the law firm of Barron & Pruitt, LLP as a Law Clerk from approximately August 2010 until he was licensed as an attorney in October 2011, and then was employed as an Associate Attorney until March 2016. In March 2016, he became an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C. until his elevation to Principal on January 1, 2021. He has served on the board of directors of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, a not-for-profit entity, since March 2016.
Josh is looking forward to helping The Village High School structurally, as well as developing policies, procedures, and long term goals. He is excited to be able to recommend TVHS to families and clients in the Las Vegas area, and to provide a safe space for students to grow.
B.S. Journalism- Lincoln University of Missouri
Elementary Education Certification- Chicago State University
Melanie is a native of Chicago, IL, and relocated to North Las Vegas, NV in 2017. Melanie is a Radio Broadcaster turned Educator, Before her relocation, she worked for the Gary, IN School District, a private early childhood education institution, the Chicago Public Schools District, and had a 16-year career in radio broadcasting in both Commercial and Public Radio. Melanie also serves as the President of the Taylor Michelle Russell Foundation (TMRF) named for her daughter, whose mission is to give children who are suffering from Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare auto-immune disease, as well as other children who are ill with rare diseases, the Chance of a Lifetime
Dr Amy Cook
Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Master’s degree in secondary education (mathematics) from the University of Phoenix, and a BSBA in business management from Hawaii Pacific University.
Dr. Cook’s experience spans over 15 years in education. She has served as a department chairperson and a School Improvement Specialist in Mathematics.