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Sanjiv Shukla


Mr. Shukla is Assistant Division Director for the Independent Contractors Division of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., a broker/dealer that is a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE-listed Raymond James Financial, Inc. in St. Petersburg, Florida. In his role, Mr. Shukla assists in the oversight of 250 offices in the West Division, supports recruiting efforts, and spearheads initiatives to help financial advisors grow their practices. This is Mr. Shukla’s second stint as a board member within Reid Traditional Schools, having previously served from 2003 to 2007 on the board of RTS Valley Academy. A strong supporter of the traditional education objectives of Reid Traditional Schools, Mr. Shukla is committed to ensuring the school continues its success and strategic growth initiatives through careful attention to its finances, support of its teachers and staff, and dedication to its students. Mr. Shukla is married and has three children, and lives in Frisco, Texas, a suburb in north Dallas.



[threecol_one]Painted Rock Academy Board Treasurer - Sam Efird[/threecol_one] [threecol_two_last]

Samuel Efird


Mr. Efird is a corporate attorney practicing with Fennemore Craig, P.C. He is part of the firm’s business and finance practice group, and focuses on general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contract law, and venture capital transactions. In addition to his work with corporate clients, he helps advise individuals on the formation and structuring of new business entities, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Prior to joining Fennemore Craig, Mr. Efird worked for the United States Senate and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also externed with the State of Arizona Governor’s Office of General Counsel and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Outside of work and Reid Traditional Schools, Mr. Efird has spent the last four years serving on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, where he serves on the board development and finance committees.


[threecol_one]Painted Rock Academy President - Letha Warner[/threecol_one] [threecol_two_last]

Letha Warner


Mrs. Warner was drawn to Board service by her support of the traditional values of Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy and by the commitment of its employees and students’ parents. Mrs. Warner has enjoyed her many years of Board service and looks forward to watching the growth and success of Reid Traditional Schools’ Painted Rock Academy. Her years of volunteer work have expanded to include working with Crisis Nursery of Phoenix, American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement of Arizona, and Teen Reach Adventure Camp (Hope Unlimited), and hosting two foreign exchange students from Russia through Ayusa International. Most recently, she is involved with ToastMasters International and currently is President of one of its Arizona Chapters, Peacock ToastMasters. Mrs. Warner is also an active member of Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) and has volunteered with the 4th-6th graders. Mrs. Warner is married, and she and her husband, Wayne, have five adult children, four grandchildren, and more on the way. Mrs. Warner is a long-time employee of Wells Fargo Bank; it is this association that connected her with Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy when she partnered with the Specialty Markets Government division to help Valley start its banking relationship with Wells Fargo.


[threecol_one]Painted Rock Academy Board Member - Cuyler Reid[/threecol_one] [threecol_two_last]

Cuyler Reid

School Founder and Board Member

Mrs. Reid is a former teacher, a published author, and one of Valley Academy’s founders. As a member of the leadership team that developed Leadership for Educational Entrepreneurs (a master’s program developed for charter school operators through the Arizona State University West campus), she worked with charter school leaders on a national level. In the formative years of Arizona’s charter industry, she served on the Arizona Charter Schools Association as secretary, treasurer, and President. She was a member of Superintendent Tom Horne’s Charter Advisory Committee. Mrs. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in English Education from Florida State University. Mrs. Reid’s background in the education field and her determined drive toward education reform has made her a critical part of Reid Traditional Schools’ development.


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