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Board of Trustees

Karen M. Sher, Headshot.

Karen M. Sher


Term: November 2014 – November 2018
First Elected: November 2014

Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America



  • SUNY Albany – Developmental Reading  M.S.
  • B.S Secondary Education/English – Buffalo State University
  • M.S. Developmental Reading – National University
  • M.S. with Distinction – Instructional Leadership – UCSB Fellow & Teacher Consultant South Coast Writing Project
  • Graduate – Westlake High School


  • AVID Summer Institute 2006 and 2011
  • Teacher: OSD since 1999


  • Three children in public education.
  • Grew up in Ventura County
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Dr. Gary Davis

Vice President

Email: gary.davis@oxnardunion.org
Term: November 2016 – November 2020
First Elected: November 2012


40 years of service to the OUHSD: 15 as teacher and 25 years as school administrator, district Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. Assisted with planning and design of Oxnard and Pacifica High Schools. Provided leadership for passage of the 2004 Measure H school bond.


Oxnard resident for 47 years. Member of Rotary Club of Oxnard for 32 years. Six-year volunteer Ombudsman for Ventura County Long Term Care Services. Past Commissioner and Commission chairperson for the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Wife retired high school teacher. Four adult children, all graduates of Oxnard High School and now serving as public school educators.


  • Doctorate in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, USC.
  • B.A. and M.A. in English Language and Literature, Loyola University of Los Angeles.
Beatriz R. Herrera, Headshot.

Beatriz R. Herrera


Term: November 2014 – November 2018
First Elected: November 2014


  • Master’s Degree – California State University, Northridge
  • B.S – University of California, Irvine
  • Attended the local community colleges after graduating from Oxnard High School

Relevant Professional Work Experience

  • Ventura College – Professor/Counselor, 1989 to present
  • California State University, Northridge—Health Science Advisor
Wayne Edmonds, Headshot.

Wayne Edmonds


Cell: 805-830-3397
Term: November 2014 – November 2018
First Elected: November 2010

Dr. Steve Hall, headshot.

Dr. Steve Hall


Email: steve.hall@oxnardunion.org
Term: November 2016 – November 2020
First Elected: November 2012


  • Doctorate in Education with Emphasis in Organizational Leadership – Pepperdine University
  • M.S. Statistics – San Diego State University
  • B.A. Mathematics/Minor Economics – San Diego State University
  • Proud graduate of public K-12 schools


  • Oxnard College – Math Teacher (1996 – 2000 and 2007 – present)
  • Oxnard College – Dean of Math, Science, Health Division (2001-2007)
  • President of Ventura County Federation of College Teachers (2010 – 2017)
Board Goals

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High expectations and powerful futures for every student.