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Roles and responsibilities

The Board of Directors sets the direction for the association by establishing the vision, mission and strategic directions and ensuring that the association’s activities remain focused on those goals and the issues identified in the Policy Platform.

Directors

The Board of Directors consists of:

  • Four officers
  • 21 regional directors
  • Four ethnic directors-at-large
  • One county director-at-large
  • The California County Boards of Education president
  • Any California board member serving on the National School Boards Association Board of Directors

CSBA’s Board of Directors is called upon to provide:

Oversight: The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of CSBA’s corporate functions, including programs, products, budget, and executive personnel matters

Insight: The Board of Directors often functions as a focus group of representatives to provide insight into the impacts of association activities and state policy on local boards and communities

Foresight: The Board of Directors provides strategic foresight by examining the trends in public education and making decisions that will position CSBA and its members for the future

Directors exercise the following skills and competencies
Derived from the board’s Guiding Principles of Effective Governance:

  • Think and act strategically
  • Maintain focus on results towards the vision, mission and strategic directions
  • Link budget decisions to the vision, mission, and strategic directions
  • Act with transparency and integrity
  • Be comfortable respectfully challenging colleagues’ assumptions
  • Make decisions based on a personal examination of the facts
  • Maintain a constructive partnership with the executive director
  • Continually seek opportunities to learn and grow

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Vacant

Director, Region 1

 

 

Sherry Crawford
Director, Region 2
Siskiyou COE

 

Tony Ubalde
Director, Region 3
Vallejo City USD

 

 

Paige Stauss
Director, Region 4
Roseville Joint Union HSD

             

 

Alisa MacAvoy
Director, Region 5
Redwood City ESD

 

 

Darrel Woo
Director, Region 6
Sacramento City USD

 

 

Yolanda Peña Mendrek
Director, Region 7
Liberty Union HSD

 

 

Matthew Balzarini
Director, Region 8
Lammersville Joint USD

             

 

Tami Gunther
Director, Region 9
Atascadero USD

 

 

Susan Markarian
Director, Region 10
Pacific Union ESD

 

 

Suzanne Kitchens
Director, Region 11
Pleasant Valley SD

 

 

William Farris
Director, Region 12
Sierra Sands USD

             

 

Meg Cutuli
Director, Region 15
Los Alamitos USD

 

 

Karen Gray
Director, Region 16
Silver Valley USD

 

 

Katie Dexter
Director, Region 17
Lemon Grove SD

 

 

Wendy Jonathan
Director, Region 18
Desert Sands USD

             

 

Albert Gonzalez
Director, Region 20
Santa Clara USD

 

 

Kelly Gonez
Director, Region 21
Los Angeles USD

 

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Nancy Smith
Director, Region 22
Palmdale USD

 

 

Helen Hall
Director, Region 23
Walnut Valley USD

             

 

Donald LaPlante
Director, Region 24
Downey USD

 

 

Bettye Lusk
Director-at-Large,
African American
Monterey Peninsula USD

 

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Vacant
Director-at-Large,
American Indian

          

 

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Gino Kwok
Director-at-Large, API
Hacienda La Puente USD

             

 

Heidi Weiland
Director-at-Large, County
El Dorado COE

 

 

Joaquin Rivera
Director-at-Large, Hispanic
Alameda COE

 

 

Frank Pugh
NSBA President
Santa Rosa City Schools

 

 

Micah Ali
NSBA Director
Compton USD

             

 

Chris Ungar 
NSBA Director
San Luis Coastal USD

 

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Dana Dean
CCBE President
Solano COE