The Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) has elected Dave Haberman to its Board of Directors.

Haberman's professional life has focused on the education field. After a stint as a teacher, he worked for two Bay Area startup companies that develop alternative K-12 educational programs, with an emphasis on creative arts. Haberman specializes in curriculum development, and his work has been featured in Wired Magazine and on The Today Show.

Haberman embraces the opportunity to apply his passion for education to LVEF. "I am so lucky to live in a community that values education so highly and is willing to invest in education to secure success for the next generation. I 'm honored to have the chance to give back to Livermore by serving on the LVEF Board."

Haberman has lived in Livermore since the fifth grade. He attended Arroyo Seco Elementary School, East Avenue Middle School, and Livermore High School. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications from Cal State East Bay. Haberman is a founding member of the bluegrass band Crawdad Replublic, in which he plays mandolin and acoustic guitar.

"We are thrilled to have Dave join our Board," said Vicki Schellenberger, LVEF Board President. "He brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to our team, and his connections with the local arts scene will help us extend our outreach to school arts programs.'

LVEF is a non-profit 501C3 organization staffed entirely by volunteers. Since being founded in 1991, LVEF has raised over $3.8 million for Livermore schools through individual and corporate donations.

For more information about LVEF visit www.lvef.org.