Staff

Erin Rhoades, Executive Director

Erin Rhoades has been the Executive Director of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund since 2013. Erin has a background in city planning as a consultant and advocate. Erin believes that strong communities rely on strong schools and loves the work of engaging the Berkeley community in supporting teachers and students.

Duffy Ross, Director of Programs

Duffy Ross joined the Schools Fund in 2019. She has served as the Director of Education for Naturebridge and as a district-level instructional coach and a 4th grade teacher in the Oakland public schools. She was most recently a Peer Coach and Teacher Leader in the New Leaders Emerging Leaders Program. She is a parent of a 3rd grader and 5th grader at Thousand Oaks Elementary.

Diane Dew, Finance and Grants Manager

Diane Dew has been with the Schools Fund since 2006 as Finance and Grants Manager. She has worked in non-profits and small businesses since the 1990s, and before that she worked as a systems analyst and computer programmer. Her passion is photography, and she brings that skill to the Schools Fund as well.

Valerie Kratzer, Development Coordinator

Valerie Kratzer has been with the Schools Fund since March 2016. She spent nine years as a parent leader and PTA President at Jefferson Elementary, honing her fundraising and special event skills. She has a background in Communications.