Carrie Birchler currently oversees outreach, marketing, and digital strategy for Damien High School in LaVerne. She brings over two decades of organizational leadership to the Board including sales, marketing, and management of community development projects. Ms. Birchler is a trained mediator, experienced in small group negotiation, facilitation, and training. Carrie has previously served as a lead petitioner and founding member of a charter school organization. As a parent, she has seen the advantages of advocating for high quality school choice options for families, with her children attending successful private, charter, and district schools.
With a deep commitment to education, Carrie has served as a School Site Council President, was a primary author of an award winning application for the California Distinguished School Award, and has been trained in Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools by the Federal Emergency Management Institute (FEMA).
Ms. Birchler earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in law and public policy, from the University of Arizona. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ecuador from 1993-1995 managing community development projects.