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Joe Ayer, PresidentTop of Page

Joe Ayer, Board Member
Current term expires 2022
 
It is an honor to have been given the opportunity to serve on the Shasta Union High School District Board of Trustees. I am passionate about education and believe that a strong educational foundation is the answer to many challenges that we have in our society. For almost 11 years, I have been working to save lives, through blood donation, with my job at Vitalant. I love participating in our community, constantly looking at how we can continue to grow. I have the privilege of currently serving on the First 5 Shasta Commission, the Shasta County Public Health Board, and the Shasta College Citizen Bond Oversight Committee. I am a proud member of the Redding Rotary Club and am a member of other industry associations.
 
I am an alumnus of the Sierra Health Foundation Health Leadership Program and I have graduate certificates in Non-Profit Marketing and Fundraising from California State University, Long Beach, and the Fundraising School at Indiana University. I am also an adjunct professor for Brandman University and Simpson University, teaching graduate courses in organizational leadership.
 
I am a graduate of Chapman University with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and have an MBA from Brandman University.
I currently reside in Palo Cedro, CA with my wife Kara of more than 20 years and our four children 3 cats and a dog.
 

Constance Pepple, President-ElectTop of Page

Constance Pepple, Board Member
Current term expires 2022

It cannot be said often enough, that the future success of our nation depends upon how well we educate our young people today. The challenges and opportunities our students will face, after they graduate from high school, are difficult for us to foresee. It is our responsibility as parents, teachers, administrators and trustees to ensure that our students have the tools to compete and succeed in the rapidly changing economic landscape. Our students, in the Shasta Union High School District, are fortunate to have dedicated teachers, staff and administrators who truly care about students and their future success. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work together with all of these talented people, to provide our students with the best that the educational community has to offer. 
 
Our family moved to Palo Cedro in 1996. We feel very blessed to live in an area with such magnificent natural beauty. We have three terrific kids, all attending high school at present. Therefore, my hobbies are, helping with homework, attending athletic events, volunteering at school, raising swine for 4-H and caring for two dogs, two ducks, a cat, four doves and a rabbit.
 
 

Ron Zufall, DDS, ClerkTop of Page

Ron Zufall, DDS, President
Current term expires 2020

My entire family is the product of the public school system. I attended K-12 in the Anderson school districts, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis and an additional bachelors and a doctorate from the University of California at San Francisco. My wife of 30 years, Teresa, likewise attended K-12 in the Bay Area public schools and is also a UC Davis graduate.  We have five wonderful children, all of whom graduated from the Grant and Shasta Union High School Districts and are attending or graduated from the UC system. I feel we were all well prepared for our post high school experiences, and I want to assure this success to future Shasta County graduates.

Needless to say, I am a firm believer in the California public education system and look forward to seeing our schools continue to work well in educating “our” kids. Whether these students are on to college, career, or military service, my goal is to enable them to be fully prepared to fulfill their dreams after they graduate from the Shasta Union High School District.
 
 
 

Greg Hartt, MD, PhD, Board MemberTop of Page

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Current term expires 2022

My wife, Danielle, and I moved our family to Redding in 2007. Our three children all attended public schools, including Shasta High School, from which they've launched successfully to college and beyond. I’m also a product of wonderful California public schools (Los Angeles Unified School District), going on to graduate with a BS in genetics from UC Davis, and subsequently graduate and medical degrees from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. A Board Certified Emergency Physician, I practice at both Mercy Redding and St. Elizabeth in Red Bluff. I currently serve as Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center Redding, where I’ve also held the elected positions of Chief of Medicine and Chief of Staff.
 
I'm honored to serve on the SUHSD Board of Trustees. Having seen our children benefit from, and flourish in, the local public school system, I feel compelled to contribute to that system and ensure that the school district continues to thrive. A highly functional school district requires a strong focus on core academic principles, with broad opportunity for students across disciplines. SUHSD must continue to provide excellent education in STEM, vocational studies, liberal studies, athletics, and the fine and performing arts, and do so in a fiscally responsible way. I'm personally dedicated to ensuring that all students in our community have access to the highest quality education possible, giving them a foundation for success in our community and beyond. 
 

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Jamie Vericker, Board MemberTop of Page

Jamie Vericker
Current term expires 2020

I am truly energized by the opportunity to serve as a SUHSD Board trustee. I appreciate the collaborative effort required to ensure the success and opportunity for growth of our children. My involvement with the SUHSD Board is driven by a desire to provide the type of educational experience that breeds inspirational individuals beyond high school. My background includes a heavy commitment to our youth, including coaching athletics, board service and non-profit work.

I graduated from California State University Sacramento.  Subsequently, I secured my J.D. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Outside of my Board service, I am a practicing Attorney with my own law offices serving Shasta County, Humboldt County, and the surrounding areas.My professional experience lends incite to dispute resolution and attention to ethics, fairness, and a balancing of different perspectives.

My remarkable wife Cristie works for Enterprise Elementary School District and we have resided in Shasta County for over 16 years. We have two children, Ethan (8th Grader), and Joseph (10th Grader in Shasta Union High School District). We stay busy taking advantage of the local outdoor recreation, and attending the boy's extracurricular and sporting events.