Meet Our Site Council

Jon Carlyon, Parent/Community Representative

Chach Jackson, Parent/Community Representative

Kiki Ngo, Parent/Community Representative

Karleene Talley, Parent/Community Representative


Abby Jackson – Certified Staff Representative

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, I am one of the few natives of southern Arizona. I graduated, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Prior to attending the University of Arizona, I attended Pima Community college where I received an Associate of Arts degree, with Honors; an Associate of General Studies, with Honors; and a Liberal Arts Certification. Throughout my time in college, I maintained a 4.0 GPA, was a member of and President of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor’s Society at the University of Arizona, as well as Phi Theta Kapa Honor Society though Pima Community College. I am married and together we have three beautiful children, whom are also in the Vail Unified School District, and keep us very busy with their academics and extra curricular activities such as softball and baseball.

Melissa Thach – Certified Staff Representative

Hello. My name is Melissa Thach and I teach sixth grade math and science at Desert Sky.  This is my third year at DSMS and my eighth year teaching in Vail. I’m also a parent of children who attend school in Vail. My oldest, Zach is a junior at Empire, Alec is a freshman at Empire and Madisyn is in fifth grade at Mesquite. I’m blessed to teach and have my own children learn in such a wonderful, supportive community. I welcome the opportunity to serve on DSMS site council and to be part of the continuation and growth of our school.

Rayna Kruszewski – Classified Staff Representative

Hello Cougars, my name is Rayna Kruszewski.  I am in my 7th year as the Attendance/Office Clerk here at Desert Sky.  I feel very blessed to be a part of the Desert Sky family. I am a native, born and raised in Tucson.  My husband, Rick, and I moved to Rita Ranch in 2001 when our children were ready to start school.  Both kids are now graduates of Vail, attending Cottonwood, Desert Sky and Empire. I am honored to be Clerk and Classified Representative for Site Council this year.