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Board Bios

Mrs. Ronda Baines

Mrs. Baines is a founder and the board president for Treasure Valley Classical Academy. She passionately believes that TVCA’s mission—to train the minds and improve the hearts of students through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes virtuous living, traditional learning and civic responsibility—will produce a citizenry worthy of our American experiment. Mrs. Baines and the founding team spent over 3,000 volunteer hours and three years of dedicated effort to make Treasure Valley Classical Academy a reality. Her experience in fundraising for private schools, church associations and foundations, in business-to-business marketing, and in education has sustained her during this endeavor.

For the past 29 years, Mrs. Baines has been an educator in both the private and public sector working with students from kindergarten to adults. She holds a B.S. in Education from University of Idaho and is a lifelong learner, completing training courses such as International Leadership Development and maintaining affiliations with institutions such as Hillsdale College and the Treasure Valley Small Business Development Center. Currently, she is pursuing a seven-year course of study to be a secular Carmelite. Ronda lives in Fruitland, Idaho with her husband and one of their three children.


Mrs. Ann Frei

Mrs. Frei is a founder and the board treasurer for Treasure Valley Classical Academy. She has lived in Weiser for 46 years with her husband, David, of 47 years. Together they raised four daughters and are grandparents to eight. Mrs. Frei worked for 29 years in city and county government, with 16 of those years as the Washington County Treasurer. During her tenure as treasurer, she served on the state treasurer’s education committee and was also chosen to serve on the national treasurer’s education committee for further education.

Mrs. Frei also is a board member for Rose Advocate and is active in her church. She is very excited to be a part of this effort to help educate future citizens—and to teach them to strive to inquire what is true, to learn how to be contributing members of our great country, and to acquire the virtues that will help them to a happy and contented life!


Mr. Marv Lasnick

Mr. Lasnick is a founding board member for Treasure Valley Classical Academy. Professionally, he serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Jobu Vetting, LLC, a privately held software company. He has extensive information technology experience in systems and application programming, business analytics, project and portfolio management, and cloud computing. He has led teams and projects to optimize product lifecycle management, modernize enterprise platforms, as well as to increase the pace of innovation. Mr. Lasnick also held positions responsible for global IT operations and IT compliance. Mr. Lasnick is a graduate of Boise State with a B.A. in computer and information systems technology.


Mrs. Emma Nelson

Mrs. Nelson is a founder and the board vice president for Treasure Valley Classical Academy. She was attracted to TVCA’s mission with its classical, content rich approach that emphasizes academia, character development, and community engagement because mirrors her own upbringing. Mrs. Nelson is passionate about this educational model as it is accessible to all students and prepares adults to live in freedom and happiness. Those who are trained classically understand who they are in the context of human history. They demonstrate high literacy and critical thinking skills—all of which have an important role in serving our communities.

Mrs. Nelson graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy. She provides physical therapy services to the diverse communities of Payette and Malheur county. Professionally, she has gained valuable experience in leadership, improving practice standards, and providing equal accessibility to services. She oversees client outcomes, modifying interventions as necessary.

Emma and her husband Marcus currently reside in Payette, Idaho. Mr. Nelson is a mechanical engineer and fourth-generation owner of a local small business. They enjoy family and outdoor activities, such as fishing and bird hunting with their dog, Kobi.


Mrs. Julie Taylor

Mrs. Taylor is a founder and the board secretary for Treasure Valley Classical Academy. She loves the following TVCA distinctives: a rich curriculum, character formation, and moral culture—all compelling attributes of a classical education. She firmly believes that a classical education will make it possible for students to achieve their dreams and looks forward to seeing students flourish as a result of this type of education.

Mrs. Taylor has worked with resource programs and reading support throughout various school systems, and also has experience in implementing school meal programs. Throughout her life, she has been involved in serving youth, in particular in her church involvement and currently as the local chair for the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.

Mrs. Taylor attended college at BYUI, Maryland, and Boise State, and has furthered her education through military base education programs around the world as her husband served in the United States Air Force for 20 years.

Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Board meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public.  Meeting minutes are posted after being ratified by the board at the following meeting.

2018 Board Meetings

September 05, 2018:  Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2018:  Agenda / Minutes
September 24, 2018:  Agenda / Minutes (Special Meeting)
October 18, 2018:  Agenda / Minutes
November 15, 2018:  Agenda / Minutes
December 20, 2018:  Agenda / Minutes

Important Documents

Performance Certificate (Charter)