Trustees

 

Jeremy Ray

Board President

Elected: November 2012

Term Expiration: November 2024

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Jeremy Ray 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.

 
 

Kate Hinnenkamp

Board Member

Appointed: 3/14/18

Term Expiration: November 2022

 

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.

 

James Henrikson

Board Member

Appointed: November 2014

Term Expiration: November 2022

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James Henrikson 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.

 

Paul Garcia

Board Member

Appointed: December 2015

Term Expiration: November 2022

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Paul Garcia 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.

 

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Kristin Pfotenhauer

Board Clerk

Elected: November, 2020

Term Expiration: November 2024

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Kristin Pfotenhauer joined the Board in December 2020. Kristin has lived in the Live Oak area since 1985. Her two children attended Live Oak schools. Kristin is retired from a career in education. She taught high school for 22 years, was an assistant principal at a high school for 8 years and finished her career as a principal at a middle school. As a result of her experience in education, she is committed to using design thinking strategies to promote equity, student voice, and creating schools that are trauma sensitive.