In good times or challenging times, experience matters. It’s knowing how to get things done. It’s knowing who to call and how to navigate the process. It’s bringing business knowledge, parenting successes, and people skills to the table when advocating for our District and our students.

Background and Experience:

Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children

    BOUSD School Board Member since 2008, two-time Board President

  • Completed the CA School Board Association’s Masters in Governance Certificate Program

  • North Orange County Regional Occupational Program Board Member

  • Brea Resident for over 24 years

  • More than 20 years volunteering in Brea schools

  • Brea school and PTA leadership positions: Executive VP, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Jog-A-Thon Treasurer, Room Parent for over twenty classrooms, Scout Leader, Booster Member for BOHS Band, Cross Country, GITA, and ABC

  • Founder’s Day Volunteer Award Recipient

  • Current Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Youth

B.A. in Business Administration, Human Resources and Organizational Development, CSUF

Over 25 years of Human Resource Executive experience, ultimately to C-suite and Consultant

Current launch team member for a local professional recruitment search firm

Highlights While Serving on the BOUSD School Board:

  • Leadership of our Award Winning District to consistently high State and County performance metrics

  • Promote programs that engage students in STEM classes and extracurricular activities including Robotics and the Global IT Academy

  • Transformation of Laurel Elementary School into Laurel Elementary Magnet School of Innovation and Career Exploration resulting in a significant enrollment increase

  • Launched the Falcon Academy of Science & Technology, the District’s Coding Magnet School

  • Established the Arovista Dual Immersion Spanish Program

  • Moved all schools to a one student / one computer technology standard

  • Careful financial oversight following the Great Recession, ensuring balanced budgets and positive certifications

  • Matched Eastern Brea growth with our Nationally Recognized Olinda Elementary Campus

  • Re-established Brea Canyon High School after destruction by the Freeway Complex Fires

  • Partner with the City of Brea for a long-awaited playground renovation at Laurel School in Lagos de Moreno Park