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Board Member Steve Hall

Dr. Steve Hall




Term: November 2020 – November 2024
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 Member Elizabeth Botello

Elizabeth M. Botello

Vice President



Term: November 2020 – November 2024
First Elected: November 2020


  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA — Master of Education and Administrative Credential
    Master of Education with a concentration in social justice and an Administrative Credential from the Principal Leadership Institute.
  • UC Irvine, Irvine, CA — Teaching Credential
    Secondary Education teaching credential in English & Journalism.
  • UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA — Master of Journalism
    Master of Journalism with a concentration in print.
  • UC Irvine, Irvine, CA — Double BA; Literary Journalism and
    Psychology & Social Behavior
    Double Bachelor of Arts in Literary Journalism and Psychology & Social Behavior.
    Proud graduate of California public K-12 schools.


Relevant/Professional Work Experience

  • Ventura Unified School District, Ventura High School
    Assistant Principal
    JULY 2020 - Present
  • Oxnard Union High School District, Oxnard High School 
    ASB Director, Journalism Advisor, English Teacher & Social Justice Educator
    JULY 2015 - July 2020 – Statewide Outstanding Leadership Award (2019, 20200 and Teacher of the Year (2020).
  • Temple City Unified School District, Temple City High School
    Yearbook Advisor & English Teacher
    JULY 2011 - JUNE 2015
Board Member Karen Sher

Karen M. Sher

Term: November 2018 – November 2022
First Elected: November 2014

Trustee, Oxnard Union High School District Governing Board (elected 2014 & 2018)

  • Teacher, Middle School English Language Arts, Oxnard School District
  • Teacher Leader, United States Library of Congress
  • Founding Member/Teacher Leader, Stanford/CTA/NBRC Instructional Leadership Corps
  • Fellow & Teacher Leader, South Coast Writing Project/UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education> Teacher Leader/Think Tank Member
  • CTA Institute for Teaching
  • Former State Assembly Delegate, National Education Association
Board Member Wayne Edmonds

Wayne Edmonds




Term: November 2018 – November 2022
First Elected: November 2010

Board Member Beatriz Herrera

Beatriz R. Herrera

Term: November 2018 – November 2022
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


Maya Lopez

Maya Lopez

Student Trustee 
(Currently a senior at Oxnard High School)

Term: August 2022 – June 2023
First Elected: May 2022