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Kate Hinnenkamp

7 months ago

Kate Hinnenkamp joined the Board in March 2018. Kate and her husband chose to raise their two daughters in Live Oak due to its beauty, its diversity, and its schools—which truly sit at the “heart” of Santa Cruz County. Kate has worked in Live Oak and throughout the county teaching adult ed and managing community based organizations. She speaks fluent Spanish and has a particular passion for parent engagement. Kate holds a California Adult Education Credential and an MA in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto. She is honored to serve on your Live Oak School District Board, and welcomes your input. * Quiero escuchar las opiniones de Ud. Mándeme un correo, o venga a una reunión de la mesa directiva.

Kate Hinnenkamp

Board Member

Appointed: 3/14/18

Term Expiration: November 2018


Jeremy Ray

about 1 year ago

Jeremy has been a board trustee since 2012. He is also a father of two young children, a fire captain and an experienced advocate for working families. Jeremy has benefited from a wide-range of educational, professional and leadership opportunities over the past twenty years, experiences that he draws upon in his role as a board member. He is a firm proponent of the community school model, in which public schools partner with other local organizations to provide comprehensive social services, resulting in improved student outcomes, stronger families and a healthier community. Jeremy holds a B.A. from UCLA and an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado.  

Jeremy Ray

Board Member

Elected: November 2012

Term Expiration: November 2020


Paul Garcia

10 months ago

Paul joined the board in December 2015. He is a father of two young children. Since 2007, he has been a director of international language and leadership programs. Prior to that he spent nine years teaching middle school. He has a strong commitment to fostering creativity, individuality, ambition, as well as social and environmental consciousness in our students. He has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Paul Garcia

Board Clerk

Appointed: December 2015

Term Expiration: November 2018



Jennifer Anderson

10 months ago

Jennie joined the board in October 2017.  She has been an active member of the Live Oak community for thirty-seven years, volunteering in many local organizations.   Her three sons attended (and thrived!) in our public schools. For over twenty years, Jennie was a teacher in all three elementary schools. Her passion for the Live Oak School District and her commitment to this community inspired her to become a board member, as an advocate for our students, families, educators and staff, and to support our core value that public schools are the foundation of our democracy. Jennie holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University Chico and a Bilingual-Bicultural Multiple Subject Credential, CSU Chico. 

Jennifer Anderson

Board Member

Elected: October 3rd, 2017

Term Expiration: November 2018


James Henrikson

over 2 years ago

James has been a board trustee since 2014. He is also a father of three small children and an acting fire marshal. James joined the board because he strongly believes that parents should have a voice in their children’s education. He was motivated to serve by his prior board experience for a labor organization and commitment to community service. James holds a B.A. in Biology from UC Berkeley.

James Henrikson

Board Member

Appointed: November 2014

Term Expiration: November 2018