TVLC Executive Team

Executive Team of Tri-Valley Learning Corporation

Lynn Lysko, CEO – TVLC. Dr. Lysko holds a doctorate in educational administration with a focus on Teaching and Learning from Walden University.  In 2012, she received the Frank Dilley Outstanding Doctoral Study award for her work on English learners.  Her Master of Arts is in Spanish from the University of Western Ontario, her Bachelor of Education is from the University of Toronto, and her Bachelor of Arts (double major in French and Spanish) is from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Lysko’s 29 years in education have been primarily at the secondary level, teaching for 15 years and now leading into her 15th year as an administrator.  She has held positions that span TK-12 as a vice principal, high school principal, district office curriculum director, county office of education consultant, and assistant superintendent.  Additionally, she has served as Adjunct Faculty at CSU Stanislaus and Brandman University.  Her passions include school and district improvement, and creating innovative programs such as the award-winning Language Institute in Modesto City Schools. A focus on students who are at-risk and/or English learners and a belief that all students deserve the choice of college and career upon high school graduation drive her passion and motivate her every day.  Dr. Lysko has also held leadership roles in Delta Kappa Gamma, Stanislaus County Commission for Women, and the Association for California School Administrators.  In 2012, she was named a Stanislaus County Commission Woman of the Year.

Julie Lassig, Director of Development – TVLC.  Ms. Lassig holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She worked in microelectronics, semiconductor capital equipment, and technical industries for over fifteen years with responsibilities that included managing technical and sales support staff activities for national and international accounts, directing development projects, and creating technical and marketing communications (including press releases, data sheets, advertisements, and product description guides). Ms. Lassig ran her own technical writing business for over 4 years providing services to high-tech companies in California and New York. With her passion for education, she has worked as a grant writer and program specialist for  “Women in Engineering and Technology” at Ohlone College, has served on numerous school technology committees, has been a piano teacher, a substitute math and science teacher, a neighborhood math tutor, and a mentor for pre-engineering students at the community college level.

Patricia Lingerfelt, Principal - Acacia Elementary Charter School - AECS Ms. Lingerfelt was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. Her experience includes 30 years of public education, the last 10 in school administration, where she has served as an elementary and middle school principal. She holds a Liberal Studies degree from CSU Fresno, as well as an advanced degree from CSU Stanislaus within special education and administration.  She also has experience with consulting for the Stanislaus County Office of Education, as well as elementary and secondary instructional curriculum publishers.

Theresa Johnson, Principal - Acacia Middle Charter School - AMCS Principal Johnson has her A.S. Degree in Child Development,  B.S. Degree in Professional Leadership (a.k.a. Applied Studies) from California State University where she also received her M.Ed in Education Administration. Her career began as a Head Start parent and aide in 1992. She held a variety of positions throughout the years ranging from Modest Junior College Parent Community Liaison, AmeriCorps Early Literacy Mentor, Foster Youth Mentoring Coordinator and Elementary School Teacher with Sylvan Union School District in Modesto, California. In 2006, she joined Modesto City Schools as the Vice Principal of James Marshall Elementary for one year before taking the helm as the site Principal for the next 4 years. Ms. Johnson joined the William H. Garrison Elementary School team as the Principal  in 2012 and leading the school which has a state recognized full spectrum Autism program. She led the school to a 74 API gain in one year! in 2014, Ms. Johnson wanted to experience education in a different community and moved to Sunnyvale, California for one year as she served as the Principal of West Valley Elementary School with Cupertino Union School District. Quickly, Ms. Johnson realized her heart was in the Central Valley and returned as the Principal of Acacia Middle Charter School in October 2015. She is excited for the opportunity to learn and lead in the charter school system.