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Meet the Board

Anne Molgaard

Anne Molgaard

Anne Molgaard was elected to the Ukiah Unified Board of Education in 2011. Ms. Molgaard is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara and received here JD from UC Hastings College of Law. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Health & Human Services Agency of Mendocino County. She previously served as the Executive Director of FIRST 5 Mendocino and has led multiple boards and commissions. Anne’s son graduated from Ukiah High and now attends the University of Puget Sound. Her daughter attends Ukiah Unified schools. Ms. Molgaard may be reached via e-mail at acmolgaard@pacific.net

 

Current Term Expires 12/2020

 

Megan Van Sant

Megan Van Sant

Megan Van Sant was elected to the Ukiah Unified Board of Education in 2011. Ms. Van Sant attended public schools in rural Humboldt County. She has a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's degree from UC Berkeley. Ms. Van Sant is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a graduate of Leadership Mendocino. She is currently an employee of the County of Mendocino, serving as the Program Administrator responsible for Healthy Kids and Food For All Mendocino. Ms. Van Sant and her husband have two young daughters and have lived in Ukiah since 2002.  Ms. Van Sant may be reached via e-mail at meganvansant@gmail.com

Current Term Expires 12/2020

 

Gale Monpere
Gail Monpere

 

Gail Monpere was elected to the Ukiah Unified Board of Education in 2011. Gail is a retired teacher who has taught preschool, kindergarten and early childhood education. She has a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Early Childhood from San Francisco State. She was a consultant for the California State Department of Education and contributed to several of their publications. Gail and her husband Tom met while serving in the Peace Corps in Peru. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. Ms. Monpere may be reached via e-mail at gmonpere_1999@yahoo.com

Current Term Expires 12/2020

 

 

Beatriz

Beatriz "Bea" Arkin

Bea Arkin was first elected to the Ukiah Board of Education in 2001 and is currently serving her 4th term. As a parent of children who attended Ukiah schools, Ms. Arkin volunteered for 30 years in various classrooms and grades. She has been active in school PTA’s and has served on School Site Councils at all levels; elementary, middle school and high school. Ms. Arkin may be reached via e-mail at barkin@saber.net

Current Term Expires 12/2018

 

Carolyn Barrett

Carolyn Barrett, President

 

Carolyn Barrett was elected to the Ukiah Board of Education in 2013, after retiring as a teacher, principal, and assessment coordinator for Ukiah Unified School District.  Carolyn and her husband, James, moved to Ukiah in 1965.  They have two children, Bryan and Kim, who graduated from Ukiah High and are both educators.  They have two grandchildren who currently attend Ukiah schools and a  granddaughter in college.  Carolyn received her BA in History and MA in Education Administration from Sonoma State University.  She holds a Life Teaching Credential and an Administrative Services Credential.   She may be reached via e-mail at cbarrett@uusd.net

Current Term Expires 12/2018

 

Zoe Fernandez

Zoey Fernandez, Vice President

 

Zoey Fernandez was elected to the Ukiah Unified Board of Education in 2013. Zoey is a lifelong Mendocino County resident.  She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and earned her teaching credential from Sonoma State University.   She taught kindergarten for Willits Unified School District for ten years.  Her time is now devoted to her two young children, as well as volunteering at their Ukiah Unified School. Zoey may be reached via email at: zoeyjoy@yahoo.com

Current Term Expires 12/2018

 

Tyler Nelson

Tyler Nelson, Clerk

 

Tyler Nelson was elected to the Ukiah Unified Board of Education in 2013.  A graduate of Ukiah High, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  He resides in the Hopland area with his wife and two children.  In addition to farming with his father Greg Nelson and brother Chris Nelson, Tyler has been an active volunteer serving as PTA and Site Council member at his children’s Ukiah Unified school.  He has previously served as a Director of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau and the Mendocino County Resource Conservation district. Tyler may be reached via email at: tynelson@uusd.net

Current Term Expires 12/2018