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State SARB Members

Members of the State School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for 2017.

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction has invited the following State SARB representatives to participate in 2017, pursuant to California Education Code Section 48325(b)(1).

Name Occupation Representing

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

Amanda Carter-Joslyn
Student Representative
Ann-Maura Cervantes
Director, Student Services and School Attendance
Clovis Unified School District

Hedy Chang

Attendance Works

Chronic Absence and Attendance Partnership

Jane Claar

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)

Nancy Erbstein
Assistant Research Professor
University of California, Davis
Department of Human Ecology

Grace Espindola

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, Southern Section

Jennifer Gomeztrejo

Educational Consultant

Student Support Services Solutions, Inc.

Brian P. Gonzales

Truancy Officer/SARB Coordinator

Kings COE

Sheri R. Hanni

Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator

Butte COE

Susann Patricia Hazen

Youth Services Specialist

San Bernardino City Unified School District (USD)

Barbara Higgins Perez
Director, Student Attendance, Safety and Well-Being
San Diego County Office of Education

Ken George Johnson

President, Manteca Educators Association

California Teachers Association

Jeff Kettering
Chief Probation Officer
Merced County Probation
Lindy Khan

Innovation and Support

Contra Costa COE

David Kopperud

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

California Department of Education (CDE)

Cecilia Leong
Associate Director for Programs
Attendance Works

Susan Levine

Director II,
Pupil and Administrative Services

Riverside COE

Mike Lombardo

Director of Prevention Services

Placer COE

Monica Loyce, Ed.D.
Chula Vista Elementary School District

Amanda Maze

Substitute Teacher

Student Representative

Gary McGuire
Director of Pupil Services
Riverside Unified School District

Kenneth Ray McPeters

Coordinator III

Sacramento City USD

Jenifer Mendel

Child Welfare and Attendance

Grossmont Union High School District

Hector Molina

Child Welfare and Attendance

Woodland Joint USD

Agnes R. Murray

Deputy District Attorney

San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division

Michael Newman

Bureau of Children’s Justice

California Department of Justice

Ruth A. Person

School Nurse,
San Juan USD (retired)

California School Nurses Organization

Joseph Piazza
Student Welfare and Attendance
Yuba City USD

Diantha (DJ) Pittenger

Assistant Superintendent

San Luis Obispo COE

Kathy Rabun

Vice President,

State Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Alejandra Ramirez

University Student


Dan Sackheim

Education Programs Consultant,
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

Robert Schussel Ph.D
Market Researcher, Retired

Erin Simon

Director of Student Support Services

Long Beach Unified School District

Earl DeMont Smith

Child Welfare and Attendance

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Lauren Sneed
Foster Youth Services
Educational Liaison/Counselor
San Mateo COE/Human Services Agency

Brad Strong

Senior Director

Children Now

Nancy Sullivan

Chief Operations Officer

California School Information Services/Fiscal
and Crisis Management Assistance Team

Questions: David Kopperud | | 916-323-1028 
Last Reviewed: Friday, February 16, 2018
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