Ginny VanBenthuysen - Vice President
Ginny was raised in Montebello, CA, and came to San Diego to attend San Diego State University, where she met Thom. They were married after college and moved to Tierrasanta in 1972 before there were any gas stations or grocery stores. They raised their children here and are grateful for the friendships they have built over the years.
Upon graduating from San Diego State University, Ginny started teaching in the San Diego Unified School District. Her first 15 years were at the elementary level (K-4) before transferring to middle school when DePortola opened in Tierrasanta. She earned an MA degree in Reading and taught 6th grade Core and 8th grade reading before becoming the school’s Staff Developer, working with the 6-8 grade teachers in Literacy. She went on to become a district resource teacher before obtaining her administrative credential. She was a Vice Principal for one year before moving to the district office as Literacy Program Manager for all Middle Schools. She felt blessed to have had the opportunity to collaborate with many wonderful students, teachers, and school-site administrators.
Ginny and Thom have two daughters. Cory and her husband, Reuben, live in San Diego and have two children, Kaya 20, and Curren 18. Mandy and her husband, Dave, live in Fullerton and have Nash 7, and Cade 4. She loves being with her family and helping with the grandkids. She participates in a book club and in the Prayers and Squares quilting ministry at TLC. She enjoys spending time with friends and still gets together yearly with her high school girlfriends.
In addition to teaching, Ginny was a Girl Scout leader for her girls and an active volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Upon retiring she and Thom both joined the Village. Ginny has served as co-chair for the membership and social teams. She coordinates the monthly bunko group and is a neighborhood captain. Ginny believes in the value of getting involved and establishing positive relationships and is honored to be part of the Village Board.