About the Board

Board of Directors:

Jennifer Berryhill

Vice Chair

I have been a home-schooling parent for fourteen years. In 1994, I received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston with a major in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. I have three children. My oldest son is a college sophomore, my daughter is a high school student, and my youngest son is an elementary student, both here at River Oaks Academy. I am so happy to contribute to the board and give back to such an innovative community of learning and enrichment.

Terri Childs

Board Member

Terri Childs, a 14 year resident of Thousand Oaks, has actively supported public education through volunteer teaching, chairing PTA art programs and serving on several PTA boards. She’s spent the last six years serving on the Board of Directors for Bridges Charter School, including five years as Board President. After receiving her MBA from Southern Methodist University, Terri worked for more than 20 years in high technology marketing and corporate communications. She also graduated cum laude from Pomona College with a BA in Sociology. Terri and her husband Larry have two sons: Jeremy, a recent graduate of Occidental College and now a reporter for the Ventura County Star; and Jamie, a junior at the University of Redlands.

Dr. John Horton

Board Member

Dr. Michael McCambridge


Dr. Michael McCambridge has 46 years of teaching and administrative experience at the elementary, middle, secondary, university, and corporate levels. He strongly believes that school is not just a place where children and adolescents acquire cognitive and linguistic skills. It is a place where they acquire beliefs about themselves, strategies for getting along with others, and a perspective about right and wrong. It is this conviction and his ability to integrate the arts across the curriculum that are the foundation for his teaching, research, and the rationale for Active, Collaborative, Transformative teaching and learning (ACT).

Dr. McCambridge is a Professor of Education in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. In 2008 he was awarded the CLU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2009 and 2013 was elected as Professor of the Year, and in 2015 he was honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Graduate School of Education.

Susan Willard

Board Member

My homeschooling journey began over four years ago when my son started Kindergarten, and we joined the ROA community. I am a former public school elementary teacher with 12 years experience and I received my teaching credential and Master of Arts degree in Education at Pepperdine University. It would be an honor and privilege to serve on the board of ROA as our school continues to grow and thrive, setting the standard in alternative education.

Recruiting for the Board of Directors

Thank you for your interest in River Oaks Academy.

If you are interested in applying to join the Board of River Oaks Academy please download the board application:

Download ROA Board Application

Fill it out and return it to:

Denise Filz, Secretary
River Oaks Academy Board of Directors


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