The Board of Education is the governing body for the San Juan Unified School District. The five board members are elected at large by the community to four-year terms. Terms are staggered so that two or three seats are up for election every two even-numbered years. Board members earn compensation of $787.50 each month and may subscribe to the district's health insurance plans. The superintendent of the school district serves as the chief executive officer, manages district staff and ensures that board policies are carried out. Members of the public can reach ALL board members directly by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pam Costa - PresidentTerm Ends 2020Pam Costa was elected to the San Juan Unified School District Board of Education in 2012. Pam graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a California teaching credential. She earned a Master in Educational Leadership and an Administrative Services Credential from California State University, Sacramento. Pam served as a teacher, principal and director of numerous schools and programs in San Juan Unified, including 21 elementary schools, the BSTA/PAR program and the Early Childhood Education programs. Pam has also seen San Juan schools from a parent’s perspective. Her son, Josh, attended San Juan schools from kindergarten through high school and upon graduating from college has worked for the district first as a teacher and later as an administrator. Since being elected to the Board, Pam has completed the California School Board Association’s (CSBA) Masters in Governance Program, was a member of the 2014 CSBA Conference Committee, and was a Golden Bell validator.Saul Hernandez - Vice PresidentTerm Ends 2020Saul Hernandez was elected to the Board in 2012. Saul graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in International Relations. Saul and his wife, Gina, have four children. All of them attended Thomas Kelly Elementary, Barrett Middle School and Del Campo High School. Within San Juan Unified, Saul has served on the Citizens Bond Oversight, the Facilities, Transportation and Finance and the 3280 committees. Saul has owned and operated a small business in the Carmichael and Fair Oaks area since 1991.
Paula Villescaz - ClerkTerm Ends 2020Paula Villescaz was elected to the San Juan Unified School District Board of Education in 2016. Paula is a proud product of public schools and graduated from Mira Loma's International Baccalaureate Program and earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Paula is a Principal Consultant to the California State Assembly where she advises the Legislature on policy issues related to children's health, mental health, behavioral health, oral health, and substance use disorders and treatment programs. Ms. Villescaz has served on a variety of SJUSD Committees including the Strategic Planning Committee, the Curriculum, Standards, Instructional and Student Services Committee, and the Facilities, Transportation and Finance Advisory Committee. During the summers, Paula volunteers as a coach for the South Sacramento Junior Giants Baseball Program, and a Youth Counselor at Camp Okizu, which provides peer support and recreational programs to meet the needs of children and families affected by childhood cancer. Paula resides in Arden-Arcade.Greg Paulo - Member
Term Ends 2018Greg Paulo was elected to the San Juan School District Board in 2006. He and wife Lonna have six children and nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They are extremely proud of their family and credit much of their children’s success to public schools. Greg received his A.A. from Napa College wherein he was student body vice president and captain of the varsity basketball team; a B.A. from Sacramento State; M.A. in school administration from USF; and possesses life general elementary and secondary teaching credentials. He was a teacher and coach in San Juan for thirty eight years, serving at elementary, middle and high school levels. He’s recognized in Who’s Who of American High School Teachers; was a two time recipient of the San Juan District Professional Excellence Award; and received the Schools Financial Credit Union Excellence in Education Award.
Michael McKibbin, Ed.D. - Member
Term Ends 2018Mike McKibbin was elected to the Board in 2014. He is married to Dr. Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin and his son, Mark, attended Casa Roble High School. He received his baccalaureate degree from Purdue University and earned two masters degrees and a doctorate from Columbia University. He has worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a high school teacher, an elementary teacher, and a professor at four universities. He did public policy work in teacher preparation and certification for 27 years. This work included helping develop support and performance assessment systems for teachers and developing and implementing a program that brought second career professionals into California’s classrooms. He is also active in Rotary and Sacramento Valley Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.