Every Student In The County Benefits.

SchoolsRule is the first cross-county organization to collaborate with every district in Marin to improve education for every student.

  • What Is SchoolsRule?
  • Who Is SchoolsRule?
  • The Facts

SchoolsRule-Marin Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The SchoolsRule board is comprised of representatives from each of the Marin County school foundations.

(from left to right in photo)

Trisha Garlock
SchoolsRule, President
  • Kiddo! (Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation), Founding Director
  • Presenter at national and statewide National School Foundation Association conferences
  • Involved in Mill Valley, Marin, and statewide educational organizations for more than 30 years
Maika Llorens Gulati
SchoolsRule, Fundraising Co-Chair
  • HeadsUp, San Rafael Education Foundation, Executive Director
  • San Rafael City Schools Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, Member
  • Sun Valley School, former PTO VP Fundraiser
  • Former Board Member: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, BID, and San Rafael Green Ribbon
  • 15+ years’ marketing experience with Fortune 500, midsize, and entrepreneurial companies
  • Two children in San Rafael City Schools and bilingual in English/Spanish
Alison Berka
SchoolsRule, Marketing/Communications Chair
  • Redwood High School Foundation, past Development Director
  • Marin Charitable, Member
  • Volunteer in the public schools for 18 years
  • Three children, attended Reed schools and Redwood High School
Christina Bosch
SchoolsRule, Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Foundation for Reed Schools, Board President
  • Foundation for Reed Schools, former Annual Giving Chair
  • Reed Union School District, PTA Board Member
  • Three kids in elementary school in the Reed School District
Susan Mathews
SchoolsRule, Treasurer
  • School Fuel, the Novato Foundation for Public Education, Founder and Executive Director
  • Hill Middle School, past PTA President
  • Marin Independent Journal Editorial Board, past Public Member
  • Parent of three students in Novato Public Schools
Julie Quater
SchoolsRule, Secretary
  • YES (Ross Valley Schools Foundation), Managing Director
  • Former YES Board Member, Music and Art
  • Ross Valley School District: Multi-Age Program Founding Board, former Parent
  • Manor Site Council, Board Member
  • Family Service Agency of Marin, Development Consultant


Carol Farrer
SchoolsRule, Vice President
  • HeadsUp Foundation, past President, current Vice President
  • Marin County Student Attendance Review Board, Member
  • San Rafael City Schools Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, Member
  • Ritter Center, Board Member

Reference Materials A Closer Look At The State Of Education In California.

Portrait of Marin

SchoolsRules believes that every student in Marin should have access to quality education. The American Human Development Project agrees, tracking Access to Knowledge as a key component of human development. For details on their analysis of education in Marin's diverse communities, review pages 32 through 41 of the ADHP's 2012 Human Development here.

California budget project

The gap between what it takes to provide a quality education and what the state provides is growing. Yet, California is spending less on education every year. The California Budget Project provides an in-depth look at California's spending in comparison to the rest of the US. The analysis, titled School Finance Facts, can be found here.