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State SARB Members

Members of the State School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction has invited the following State SARB representatives to participate in the current school year pursuant to California Education Code Section 48325(b).




Amir Alavi

Deputy District Attorney

Riverside County District Attorney’s Office

Ahmad Bahrami

Program Manager, Kings County Behavioral Health

Kings County Behavioral Health

Robert Beltran

Attendance Improvement Program Monitor

San Jose Unified School District

Lydia Bodin

Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Abolish Chronic Truancy Program and the Restitution Enhancement Program

Adam William Chambers

Deputy Probation Officer II

County of San Luis Obispo

Hedy Chang

Director, Attendance Works

Chronic Absence and Attendance Partnership

Jane Claar

Coordinator, Child Welfare and Attendance

Twin Rivers Unified School District

William Cochrane

Children’s Services Administrator

Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County

Michael Dennis

Curriculum Designer and Coalition Builder

California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA)

Grace Espindola

Coordinator, Intervention and Prevention Programs

Sutter County Office of Education (COE)

Stephen P. Fraire

Education Programs Consultant

California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA), Southern Section

Jennifer Gomeztrejo

Educational Consultant

Student Support Services Solutions, Inc.

Brian P. Gonzales

Truancy Officer/SARB Coordinator

Kings County Office of Education

Sheri R. Hanni

Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator

Butte County Office of Education

Susann Patricia Hazen

Youth Services Specialist

San Bernardino City Unified School District

Ken George Johnson

President, Manteca Educators Association

California Teachers Association

Lindy Khan

Director, Innovation & Support

Contra Costa County Office of Education

David Kopperud

State SARB Chairperson, Education Programs Consultant, Child Welfare and Attendance

California Department of Education (CDE)

Susan Levine

Director II, Pupil and Administrative Services

Riverside County Office of Education

Mike Lombardo

Director of Prevention Services

Placer COE

Amanda Maze

Substitute Teacher

Student Representative

Kenneth Ray McPeters

Coordinator III

Sacramento City Unified School District

Jenifer Mendel

Coordinator, Child Welfare and Attendance

Grossmont Union High School District

Hector Molina

Child Welfare and Attendance

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Agnes R. Murray

Deputy District Attorney

San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division

Michael Newman

Director, Bureau of Children’s Justice

California Department of Justice

Barbara Owens

California Federation of Teachers Representative, Private Teacher

California Federation of Teachers

Ruth A. Person

School Nurse, San Juan USD (retired)

California School Nurses Organization

Diantha (DJ) Pittenger

Assistant Superintendent

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

Kathy Rabun

Vice President, Health

State Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Alejandra Ramirez

University Student


Dan Sackheim

Education Programs Consultant, CDE

Community Day Schools; Countywide Expulsion

Ammar Saheli

Director, Student Support Services

San Lorenzo Unified School District

Kurt Schultz

Educational Program Consultant

Napa Valley Unified School District

Erin Simon

Director of Student Support Services

Long Beach Unified School District

Earl DeMont Smith

Coordinator, Child Welfare and Attendance

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Lauren Sneed

Foster Youth Services Educational Liaison/Counselor

San Mateo County Office of Education/Human Services Agency

Brad Strong

Senior Director

Children Now

Nancy Sullivan

Chief Operations Officer

California School Information Services/Fiscal & Crisis Management Assistance Team

Joe Taylor

Education Programs Consultant

CASCWA, Delta/Sierra Section

Questions: David Kopperud | | 916-323-1028 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 29, 2016
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