Trustees

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Kristin Pfotenhauer

Board President

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.

 

 

Jeremy Ray

Board Member

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.

 
 
 

Marlize Velasco

Board Member

Appointed: 12/14/22

Term Expiration: November 2026

 

It’s a great honor to serve as board member for the Live Oak school district. I was once a Live Oak school kid who walked the halls of Shoreline middle school ( class of 2017!!). Throughout my educational career as an  adolescent I felt disconnected with the adults in my education who had the power to make change. This motivated me to apply myself to engage in student leadership with the County Office of Education during my high school years. What I learned in my experiences in becoming a youth leader was that the youth has so much potential to make progress. However, there is an accessibility issue when it comes to listening to student voices. When we hear students we are hearing their stories, their circumstances adults need to do more for the youth. I want to do more for the youth in Live Oak because not long ago I was in their position. I want to ensure that the kids at Live Oak know that there is a board member who sees them as kids before students.  This is important to me as a leader because when we do this we are putting humanity first. Students need to feel cared for in order to be civically engaged in their education. Civic engagement implies that  students know how to contribute to the direction their education is going. I invite you students at Live Oak to meet your school board members because we are here to serve you.

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Felicita Rasul

Board Clerk

Appointed: 11/03/2021

Term Expiration: November 2022

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Felicita ‘Cita’ Rasul has been a parent of her six children attending Live Oak School District schools for over 25 years and has over 20 years as a non-profit professional working with families and children persevering through tremendous challenges. She has experienced our district to be a source of connection and support and will work for the future health and safety of our community. Beyond the general education of our children, she believes our schools are the cornerstone to a thriving community. She is committed to amplifying the voices and strengths of families who aren’t always comfortable or able to do so.

 

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.