Board of Education Members
Board of Education Members
The SCUSD Board of Education has eight members, seven of whom are elected by trustee area and serve 4-year terms. An eighth member is the student member who has an advisory vote. The student member is selected from the high school Student Advisory Committee and serves for one year. The Superintendent is the ex-officio Secretary to the Board.
Contact the Board Office at (916) 643-9314 or via the BOE webform.
President, Board of Education, Area 5
Hi, I’m Chinua Rhodes. I’m a Father of 5, a Community Organizer, and your Trustee. I grew up right here in South Sacramento, and I’m a product of Sac City Schools. While in high school, my father, who organized for Pico California, showed me that collective effort for change is possible and that everyday working people are the key to the city’s success and well-being. These lessons led me to coordinate programs and grants supporting thousands of Sacramento youth and families and organizing around housing and youth justice initiatives.
Board of Education Member, Area 1
Tara is a high school English teacher and education advocate who knows that students win when adults collaborate. She works with education leaders throughout California and all the way to D.C. to reimagine what school can be and is committed to realizing the potential of public education for every student. Tara is excited to bring her experience and energy to the conversations and decisions on SCUSD’s Board.
Board of Education Member, Area 3
Hello! My name is Christina Pritchett. I am a volunteer and most importantly a parent within our district. I understand all too well the need for strong representation from our parents in order to have a strong school foundation. I believe that we need “quality education today, for our leaders of tomorrow.”
Board of Education Member, Area 4
Jamee Villa is the mother to a daughter enrolled in SCUSD. She is also a product of Sacramento City schools. Her number one priority will always be on doing what is right for our children and teachers.
Jamee is a member of the PTO, a leader in the Colonial Heights Neighborhood Association, a member of UAW 2350, and a lifelong resident of Sacramento. Her family has remained committed to being active in the community and believes community engagement is an essential part of truly successful public schools.
Board of Education Member, Area 6
Taylor is the father of two children in Sac City schools. He is an attorney and a CPA. Taylor grew up in New Jersey, Maine, and Southern California before moving to Sacramento where he began his career and started his family. Taylor has a BA from UCLA, a JD from McGeorge School of Law, an MBA from Sacramento State, and an AA from American River College
Student Board Member
Liam McGurk is currently a junior at Hiram Johnson High School. Liam identifies as Native American and Filipino and is a member of the Acoma Pablo tribe and uses he/him pronouns.