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Robert Garcia, President

Trustee Area 1 - robert_garcia@jusd.k12.ca.us714.745.9995


Silvia Ortega, Member​

Trustee Area 2 - silvia_ortega@jusd.k12.ca.us


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Karen Bradford, Member

Trustee Area 3 - 


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Linda Chard, Member

Trustee Area 4 - linda_chard@jusd.k12.ca.us



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Erasmo (Memo) Mendez, Member

Trustee Area 5 - erasmo_mendez@jusd.k12.ca.us

Memo Mendez is a graduate of the University of Redlands and holds a M.A in Educational Administration from the University of California, Riverside.  He has extensive experience in the field of education spanning more than three decades as a classroom teacher, administrator, and most recently, Supervisor of Teacher Education at the University of California, Riverside. Currently he is serving his second term as a Trustee on the Board of Education for the Jurupa Unified School District, and as an elected Delegate to the California School Boards Association. His passion for education dates back to the beginning of his career teaching 7th/8th Grade English and Social Studies, then later becoming Director of a Bilingual Title VII Program, principal of three elementary schools, and Director of Curriculum.  Mr. Mendez has also served as a consultant in the field of Bilingual Education to the California Department of Education, Riverside County Office of Education, and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.

In regards to organizations, Memo was instrumental in establishing the Riverside CABE Chapter, later becoming its president, and in the mid-1980s Director of Financial Affairs for the CABE State Board.

Each of his career roles as a middle school teacher, elementary school principal, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Categorical Programs, Supervisor of Teacher Education and Lecturer at the University of California Riverside, have provided him with a variety of venues to champion educational opportunities for all students and the value education has in the development of vibrant communities.

Memo was recognized as Administrator of the Year for the Jurupa Unified School District and the recipient of the California PTA Honorary Service Award. He has been featured in a short essay "Back to School", written by one of his former students at National University in a book entitled, Why I Teach: Inspirational Stories from Teachers Who Make a Difference by Esther Wright. He was also featured in the University of California Quarterly Publication, Fiat Luz.




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