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Omar Medina

President
Trustee Area 4
omedina@srcs.k12.ca.us*

*Any communication sent to the Santa Rosa City Schools, including to its Trustees collectively or individually, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.

A graduate of Santa Rosa City Schools; attended Lawrence Cook Junior High and Elsie Allen High Schools. Received A.S. in Liberal Studies from Santa Rosa Junior College before transferring to Sonoma State University, where he studied History as well as Chicanx and Latinx Studies.

Special Interests: Ethnic Studies, STEM, Technology, state and federal legislative affairs, increasing parent engagement, and increasing number of bilingual and bicultural educators.

First Elected: 2018
Term Expires: 2026

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Ever Flores

Vice President
Trustee Area 1
efloresderas@srcs.k12.ca.us*

*Any communication sent to the Santa Rosa City Schools, including to its Trustees collectively or individually, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.

Resident of Sonoma County since 1992, and in Santa Rosa for the last 20+ years. Born and raised in El Salvador, Ever immigrated as a teenager to San Francisco, where he graduated from Mission High School. BA in Latin American Literature, and Master’s Degree in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential both from Sonoma State University.

Employment: Healdsburg Unified School District, School Counselor at Healdsburg High School, and Migrant Education, SRJC Adelante summer program director.

Ever began his career in public education in 1996 as a classified worker serving migrant students at Santa Rosa Junior College. In 2000 began a career with Healdsburg Unified School District as a professional elementary school counselor. He later transitioned to a counseling position to Healdsburg Jr. High and in 2008 assumed his current position as counselor at Healdsburg High School. In these roles, Ever has served hundreds of students and families at all educational levels. In 2017 and 2020 Ever was recognized by the California Association of Future Farmers of America as the California State Star Counselor.

Special Interests: Making Santa Rosa City Schools a destination district for our region’s most qualified educators and classified staff; prioritizing the classroom in every decision we make; real equity to ensure the success of every Santa Rosa student; ethnic studies; dual immersion language programs; agricultural program; and education in the visual and performing arts.

First Elected: 2020
Term Expires: 2024

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Roxanne McNally

Clerk
Trustee Area 2
rmcnally@srcs.k12.ca.us*

*Any communication sent to the Santa Rosa City Schools, including to its Trustees collectively or individually, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.

Educated in California public schools, BA in Literature from University of California Santa Barbara, MA in Education from University of California Davis.

Employment: English Language Arts and English Language Development teacher in Windsor Unified School District.

Special Interests: Supporting and celebrating multilingual students, culturally relevant curriculum, and social emotional learning.

First Elected: 2022
Term Expires: 2026

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Alegría De La Cruz

Director
Trustee Area 3
adelacruz@srcs.k12.ca.us*

*Any communication sent to the Santa Rosa City Schools, including to its Trustees collectively or individually, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.

Educated in California and Massachusetts public schools until high school, graduate of Thayer Academy (Braintree, MA). BA in History from Yale University; JD from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Employment: Director of the Sonoma County Office of Equity

Special Interests: Community engagement and equity, ethnic studies curriculum, public administration and policy, valuing students for non-traditional assets, language-immersive educational models.

First Appointed: 2019
Term Expires: 2024

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Ed Sheffield

Director
Trustee Area 5
edsheff5@gmail.com*

*Any communication sent to the Santa Rosa City Schools, including to its Trustees collectively or individually, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.​

Representative to the Sonoma County Committee on School District Organization.

Parent of two young boys entering Santa Rosa City Schools. BA in History and Social Studies from Western Washington University; Masters in Public Administration from Sonoma State University.

Employment: Government and Community Relations Coordinator for Sutter Health, former legislative staff for Federal and State elected officials.

Special Interests: Policy, legislation, public administration, and community engagement that impacts underserved populations.

First Elected: 2016
Term Expires: 2024

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Stephanie Manieri

Director
Trustee Area 6
smanieri@srcs.k12.ca.us*

*Any communication sent to the Santa Rosa City Schools, including to its Trustees collectively or individually, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.

A graduate of Santa Rosa City Schools; attended Lawrence Cook Middle School and Elsie Allen High School. BS in Public Health and Biology, Dominican University of California; MS in Health Policy and Law, University of California, San Francisco.

Employment: Executive Director of Latino Service Providers. Bilingual Crisis Counselor and Advocate for trauma-affected populations in Sonoma County. Previously worked for the California HOPE Project, the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, and Verity- Sonoma County's Rape, Crisis, and Trauma Center. Currently serves as President of the Elsie Allen High School Music Boosters Club.

Special Interests: Health policy, ethnic studies, education equity, closing the achievement gap, English Language Learner curriculum, A-G standards. 

First Elected: 2018
Term Expires: 2026

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Jeremy De La Torre

Director
Trustee Area 7
jdelatorre@srcs.k12.ca.us*

*Any communication sent to the Santa Rosa City Schools, including to its Trustees collectively or individually, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, Government Code section 7920.000 et seq.

A graduate of Santa Rosa City Schools; attended 14 different schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated from Piner High School.

Volunteerism: 31 years of advocating and coaching for youth academics, social wellness, and athletics. Volunteered with Students Must All Relate Together, Teens Teaching Through Theatre, Sequoia Parents Club, Rincon Valley Charter School Parent Association, Maria Carrillo Puma Athletic Booster Club, Maria Carrillo Project Graduation, and the SRCS Safety Advisory Round Table Committee.

Coaching experience: Rincon Valley Soccer Club, Santa Rosa Girls Softball, Rincon Valley Little League, Santa Rosa Lacrosse Club, Empire Soccer, and Maria Carrillo Track & Field.

Employment: 16 years law office management civil litigation firm, 1998-2014. Owner operator De La Torre Detail Mobile Auto Detailing, 2014-present.

Special interests: community building, strengthening, and growth throughout the district. Campus safety, building environments that make students feel safe, included, heard, and encouraged to grow. Encouraging space for teachers to feel safe, valued, respected, and trusted to enrich their students. Ensuring accountability is held for everyone at the table. Increase and strengthen parent engagement to help educators build sustainable, sturdy foundations for children to grow with an encouraging team supporting them. 

First Appointed: 2023
Term Expires: 2024

 

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Audrey Rauh

Student Board Member
Maria Carrillo High School

Audrey was born and raised in Santa Rosa. She has previously attended Austin Creek Elementary School and Rincon Valley Middle School. Currently, she is a junior at Maria Carrillo High School.

Audrey feels that she has found a good community at MCHS. She enjoys challenging herself academically and meeting new people at school events. She is part of Maria Carrillo's newspaper, the Puma Prensa. While writing stories for the paper, she is continuously introduced to different people and ideas.

In her free time, she loves to read and is constantly jumping into a new story and exploring different genres. She spends a lot of her weekends at the beach or on hikes with friends or family. After high school, she hopes to attend a four-year, out of state college and major in English Literature and Business. She would like to pursue a career in the publishing industry. She is excited about life after high school and the new experiences it will bring.