Secretary, Board of Trustees
Frances Hawley lives in Sedona with her husband, Randy Hawley, and their two four-legged dog children, Muffy and Kitty. She has been on the VVS Board for 2 years and is on the Governance and Finance committees and chairs the Education and Services Committee.
Frances graduated from Texas Western College/University of Texas at El Paso with a B.A. in 1967 and North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, with a Master’s of Education Degree in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Administrative Leadership in 1981. After graduating with her B.A., Frances began her career in education while teaching in San Antonio, TX and continued in Oklahoma City, OK and Richardson, TX, where she became a district consultant and elementary principal.
During her tenures in Texas, she was active in the local and state principal’s associations, holding offices in both and chair of the local YMCA. She wrote and presented two of the modules in The National Elementary Principal’s Association’s Principal’s Academy and was active in national staff development, and curriculum and supervision organizations. Frances created and administered one of three year-round elementary schools in her district of 35 elementary schools.
Moving back to the Mid-west, Frances became a director of instruction and superintendent in two K-8 districts before retiring in 2006. During her career she presented staff development internationally and nationally in effective instructional practices, evaluation strategies, discipline and classroom management.
She and Randy moved to their Sedona home in 2013 where Frances serves as president of her homeowner’s association, editor of the newsletter, and is a committee chair.