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6550 Filbert Avenue, Orangevale

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9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale

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Golden Valley Charter Schools will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the River School multi-purpose room. Come and meet our new Executive Director, Caleb J. Buckley, EdD, new Business Manager, Lynne Ashcraft, and principals from each school. We will begin the evening with light refreshments, a welcome from Dr. Buckley and then open a forum for questions from the community. If you are unable to attend and would like to send questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Keyser Petty has served the Golden Valley community in many ways: as class parent for her son (now a graduate of Golden Valley), as Golden Valley Educational Foundation (GVEF) president, office sub, and most recently as the Handwork Specialist for 5th thru 8th grade. She learned everything she knows about Handwork from her Mom-mom (grandmother), and she thanks her for instilling a love all things handwork!

Golden Valley Charter Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director, Caleb J. Buckley, EdD. Dr. Buckley will oversee the Charter Management Organization, central office operations, maintain strong rapport with the school district and guide the schools through growth and expansion. He brings a wealth of wisdom and experience.

Dr. Buckley has a long history in Waldorf education and the charter movement. He grew up in the Bay Area and attended the Marin Waldorf School as a child in the late 70’s. After receiving his Master’s in Political Science and working in business and politics, Caleb completed a Waldorf high school teaching certificate in New Hampshire.

  • 09 Nov
    Board Meeting 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

  • 11 Nov
    Veteran's Day-No School All Day

  • 21 Nov
    Thanksgiving Break-No School 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • 09 Nov - 26 Nov
  • 14 Dec - 17 Jan
  • 18 Jan - 25 Feb
  • 08 Mar - 18 Apr
  • 06 May - 10 May
  • 29 May - 07 Jun

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1000 River Rock Drive, Suite 220, Folsom CA 95630
(916) 597-1478
(916) 529-4160