My name is Martha P. Mata and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you a little bit about myself. As a 67- year-old Grandma, I have been blessed to have guardianship of Vincent, who is nine years old, and Charlotte, who is eight years old. Homeschooling is a new and challenging area of learning for the three of us. My life has been filled with many things and great opportunities to grow. My education includes an A.S. in Child Development and a B.A. in Psychology and Speech and Hearing. I have been fortunate to work with people at different levels and ages. As a long-time Executive Director of Educational Dimensions Incorporated, and later of Livneth Incorporated, the span of work was inclusive. Responsibilities included management and organization of day-to-day business activities, organizational policies, developing and directing strategy and giving direction, preparing budgets, revenue and expenditure reports, and engaging with community groups.
I retired early and became involved in the community. Presently, I am a Board of Directors member of Child Development Resources (CDR) of Ventura County, President of CDR Policy Council, Vice President of Oversee Committee for Rio School District, Chairperson for Membership of Lions International Club, member of Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and a Team Grandma for a soccer team.
As I have gotten older, I have learned so much and have grown by sharing and doing. I believe it is important to participate and be actively involved in the community. River Oaks Academy is a wonderful venue for learning for us. It has a great, team-oriented personnel that are always ready to work and help you. The Coaching Teacher is very responsive and always attentive to detail and need. The various opportunities open for learning blocks is great. I want to be an active member of River Oaks Academy by participating as a Board Member.