Who We Are
We are a group of LASD parents and community members hoping to start a dialogue about the best plan for maximizing the potential of existing public lands to create a tenth school site.
We support a smart solution that will result in two brand new, state-of-the-art schools and millions of dollars in improvements for every LASD school.
We hope to provide a platform for other community members to share any and all new ideas to better use existing LASD land to improve facilities for students throughout the district.
We believe that every voice and opinion matters, so please sign up on our Home page and join the conversation!
Karen is a biostatistician and health informatics specialist who was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2000. Karen earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics and epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked as an associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, as a member of the technical staff at the Mitre Corporation, and as an independent consultant. She is the author of the books Health Information and Health Reform: Understanding the Need for a National Health Information System (Jossey-Bass, 1994) and Community Health Information Systems: Lessons for the Future (Health Information Press, 1998). Karen has also served the Los Altos Community Foundation for many years, researching topics ranging from Libraries to Schools and Health Care.
John is a veteran of the semiconductor industry, most recently serving as Managing Director of National Semiconductor-Europe. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and has executive training from Stanford University and Singapore National University. John is currently serving as the Bullis Charter School Board Chair, and has been on the Board of Directors for nine years. Previously, he served as a member on the Bullis-Purissima Education Foundation and facilities mediation team.
John is an executive compensation expert and co-founder of The Radford Associates, now an Aon Hewitt company. A community volunteer for over 15 years, his volunteerism began with a stint on the board of the Los Altos Educational Foundation. He has served on a number of committees for the Town of Los Altos Hills. He was elected to Town Council in 2011 and 2015 and served as Mayor in 2014 and now in 2018. John currently serves as a board member of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC), Next Door Solution to Domestic Violence, and the Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF). Previously, he served as a board member for RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers).
Randy is on the Steering Committee and a Sector Lead of Business Climate Leaders at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. His efforts are now focused on national climate policy, specifically passing Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation. Randy regularly volunteers at Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills and Pachamama Alliance; both organizations promote environmental sustainability. He has worked as a business development executive at The Economist, Yahoo, AIESEC, and IBM. Randy attended the University of Michigan and the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training. He has worked as a teacher and had children attend the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Los Altos School District, and Mountain View Los Altos School District.