Caroline Hopewell | Executive Director
Becky Traum | Operations Manager
Ms. Traum studied English and Business Administration at the University of Oregon. She also has a culinary degree from CCA! In her early career, she worked at the SF Chronicle in the HR Department. Becky has worn many hats at Woodland Star since her son Merle was in kindergarten. She served on the WS Ed Foundation Board for 5 years. In the classroom, she began as a handwork assistant, and then moved to aftercare before becoming a classroom assistant. In 2019 payroll technician while assisting the school business manager. In 2020, Becky replaced our longtime retiring business manager stepping into a revision of the position as operations manager.
Susan U’Ren | Office Manager
Susan U’Ren is a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College and worked many years in bookkeeping and business administration. Ms. U’Ren spent seven years as a licensed childcare provider before becoming a public school business and office manager in 2001.
Evelin Sanchez | Bilingual Office Assistant
Evelin Sanchez, our multi-talented, bilingual office assistant is new this year. She has three children at Woodland Star in 1st, 5th and 8th grades. You will see her smiling face when you come into the office.
Rachel Jones | Development Director
Rachel was born and raised in Sonoma County and currently lives in Santa Rosa. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master’s Degree in Public and Nonprofit Management from Sonoma State. With a deep commitment to the nonprofit sector, Rachel has spent over 7 years working in fundraising for local organizations. It’s with great excitement that she begins her work with the Woodland Star Educational Foundation. When she isn’t working, Rachel spends time caring for her son and family. When she does get a bit of free time, she plays indoor soccer and enjoys cooking.