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Board of Trustees

The Huntington Beach City School District is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees. Members are elected by Trustee-Area and serve four-year terms of office. Regular meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month at the District Education Center located at 8750 Dorsett Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 6:00 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend and to address the Board on matters of interest. 

Board meetings are recorded and kept on file for 30 days after the meeting date. Should you wish to receive a copy of the audio, please contact the Superintendent's office. 
 
The legal authority for establishing policy governing the operation of the school district is vested in the Board of Trustees. The Board, however, encourages participation by district personnel and members of the community in proposing and formulating policies for Board approval, and in revising current policies.

Ann Sullivan

BoardSullivan@hbcsd.us | Trustee Area - 3

Mrs. Sullivan is a 24-year resident of Huntington Beach and a thankful parent whose two children attended HBCSD schools. She has worked in education for 41 years as a teacher and administrator in a K-8 setting. She has also taught at Cal Poly Pomona for ten years guiding graduate students working towards their teaching credentials. In 1993, Mrs. Sullivan served for six years as the Principal of Agnes L. Smith Elementary School in HBCSD during which time Smith received their first California Distinguished School Award. In 1999, she became the founding Principal at Huntington Seacliff Elementary School, the first new school to be built in HBCSD in over 20 years. Under her leadership, Huntington Seacliff received the California Distinguished School Award as well as earned the esteemed National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence in 2014. Mrs. Sullivan was elected to serve as the Board of Trustees on November 8, 2016, and again on November 3, 2020. Her term ends on November 5, 2024.

Bridget Kaub

BoardKaub@hbcsd.us | Trustee Area - 1

Mrs. Kaub was appointed as the provisional member of the Huntington Beach City School District Governing Board on February 15, 2012, at a Special Meeting to complete the unexpired term of Ms. Catherine McGough. Her leadership and participation in HBCSD include; serving on the Smith School PTA legislative team, facilitates the Meet the Master's programs, volunteers to help in the classrooms, and advocated Smith and Dwyer Schools' positions and needs at the Sacramento Safari. Mrs. Kaub was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2012, and was re-elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 8, 2016, and again on November 3, 2020. Her term ends November 5, 2024.

Paul Morrow

BoardMorrow@hbcsd.us | Trustee Area - 5

Dr. Morrow has worked in the education field for 37 years as a teacher and administrator in all levels of public education, kindergarten through 12th grade.  During that time, he has worked in the City of Huntington Beach for 28 years as the principal for Moffett School, Sowers Middle School, and Marina High School.  Under his leadership at Sowers Middle School (1999) and Marina High School (2009), the schools received the California Distinguished School Award and Sowers Middle School received the National Blue Ribbon Award in the 2001/2002 school year; the first for our district.  He received his doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of LaVerne.  Dr. Morrow has been asked to serve on numerous committees with both districts as the chairman because of his strong leadership and organizational skills, dedication, ability to be a team builder, and visionary leader.  Dr. Morrow was re-elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2018, and his term ends on November 8, 2022.

Diana Marks

BoardMarks@hbcsd.us | Trustee Area - 4

Mrs. Marks has been a resident of Huntington Beach for over four decades and taught middle school for 39 years in the Huntington Beach City School District. She is the proud parent of three children who attended Huntington Beach City Schools. Her service to children in our district includes PTSA Liaison, Athletic Director, Coach, PALS Coordinator, and part of the writing team that earned the California Distinguished School award and National Blue Ribbon School award for Sowers Middle School. Mrs. Marks was also a PTSA "Outstanding Teacher" for Gisler Middle School and Sowers Middle School in addition to being selected as "Teacher of the Year" for Sowers Middle School. Her career has been motivated by doing what is best for kids. Mrs. Marks was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2018, and her term ends on November 8, 2022.

Shari Kowalke

BoardKowalke@hbcsd.us | Trustee Area - 2

Mrs. Kowalke was appointed as the provisional member of the Huntington Beach City School District governing board on May 10, 2011, at a Special Meeting.  Mrs. Kowalke has a long history of involvement in HBCSD and is recognized as a strong advocate for youth and public education.  Her leadership and participation in the HBCSD community include serving on Moffett School PTA; PTA President, Executive Vice-President, Advocacy Chairperson, School Site Council Chairperson and Secretary; Vice President of Ways and Means and Executive Vice President for Sowers Middle School PTA; District School Closure Committees; HBCSD Parent Empowerment Academy Planning Committees; and YMCA Parent Advisory Committee: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and member.  Mrs. Kowalke has worked as a designer for a small publishing company for the past 19 years.  Mrs. Kowalke and her husband, Thomas, have lived in Huntington Beach for 21 years.  She is the mother of two children with one attending school in HBCsD and one in HBUHSD.  Mrs. Kowalke was re-elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2018, and her term ends on November 8, 2022.