Meet the Board of Trustees

  •       Marilyn Buchi

    Marilyn Buchi

    • President of the Board of Trustees
    • Member of the Board of Trustees since 1983
    • President, North Orange County ROP Board of Trustees
    • Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from Immaculate Heart College
    • Daughter and two sons graduated from Sonora High School
    • Served as President of California School Boards Association (CSBA), Board of Directors and Delegate CSBA, President Orange County School Boards Association, Public Schools Accountability Advisory to State Superintendent of schools, and CAHSEE Advisory Committee to State Superintendent of Schools
    • Most recent election (Term): 2018-2022
    • Trustee Area 5 (See Board Member By-Area Map)

     Email: mbuchi@fjuhsd.org

  • Lauren Klatzker 

    Lauren Klatzker

    • Clerk of the Board of Trustees
    • Member of the Board of Trustees since 2018
    • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Special Education from the University of Arizona
    • Masters in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton
    • Education Specialist Credential
    • PPS in School Counseling Credential
    • Administrative Leadership Credential
    • One son attends Fullerton Elementary School, one son will attend FUHS next year, and one son currently attends SHHS
    • Most recent election (Term): 2018-2022
    • Trustee Area 4 (See Board Member By-Area Map)

    Email: lklatzker@fjuhsd.org

  • Vicki Calhoun, Ed.D.

    Vicki Calhoun

    • Board Member
    • Member of the Board of Trustees since 2020
    • Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, Fullerton Community College
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, San Diego State University
    • Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling, Loyola Marymount University
    • Doctorate in Education, Emphasis in Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
    • Served as Executive Board Member, Fullerton College Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees, Fullerton Public Library, and Superintendent's Advisory Board, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
    • Most recent election (Term): 2020-2024
    • Trustee Area 3 (See Board Member By-Area Map)

    Email: vcalhoun@fjuhsd.org

  • Joanne Fawley

    Joanne Fawley

    • Board Member
    • Member of the Board of Trustees since 2016
    • Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton
    • Single Subject Teaching Credentials in Social Science and English
    • Teacher for over 30 years mostly as a government teacher. 
    • Husband of over 30 years has been a history teacher at Buena Park High School since 1984
    • Most recent election (Term): 2020-2024
    • Trustee Area 2 (See Board Member By-Area Map)

     Email: jfawley@fjuhsd.org

  • Chester Jeng, DDS,   JD, LL.M

    Chester Jeng, DDS,   JD, LL.M

    • Board Member
    • Member of the Board of Trustees since 2018
    • Member, North Orange County ROP Board of Trustees
    • Bachelor of Arts- University of the Pacific, Masters of Law (Honors) in Taxation - St. Thomas University (Florida), Doctor of Dental Surgery in Dentistry - University of the Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry, and Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) - Pacific West College of Law 
    • Assistant Professor-Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry (2007-2014)
    • Most recent election (Term): 2018-2022
    • Trustee Area 1 (See Board Member By-Area Map)

    Email:cjeng@fjuhsd.org

  • Grace Lee

     Grace Lee

    • 2021/22 Student Board Member
    • Student Advisory Council Chair
    • Attends Buena Park High School

     

  • Board Members are elected by Trustee Area to a four-year term of office by the voters of the District, and as a Board, represent the entire District. The Board of Trustees acts as a unit; an individual member has no authority to act alone.

    The Board selects and employs a Superintendent of Schools to administer the educational program within controlling laws and local district policy, which is set by the Board. The Board acts upon recommendations made by the Superintendent, including the ratification of the employment of staff.

    Each May the District Student Advisory Council elects one District student to be recommended for appointment to the Board of Trustees for a term of one year commencing on July 1 of the year. Even though a Student Board Member may graduate in June, the term of office shall be from July 1 to June 30. The preferential voting Student Board Member shall have the right and duty to attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees, except Closed Session.

    Meetings of the Board of Trustees occur once a month except where two Board meetings will be held in the month of June. A tentative date will be set for a second meeting in February. Unless otherwise specified, all Regular Sessions are held at 6:00 p.m. in the Education Center Board Room, located at 1051 West Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, California. Special meetings are called, when necessary, at a time and place announced in advance.

    The agenda and back-up material is available for review on the District Website and at the District Office prior to Board meetings. Meeting minutes record all actions taken by the Board. Once adopted, these minutes are public records and are available for review on the District Website and the Education Center.

    LEGAL AUTHORITY

    The Board of Trustees is responsible to the State of California and to the local citizens for providing an educational program for District pupils in grades nine through twelve. Its actions must be in conformity with the following:

    1. The Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California. 
    1. Federal and California statutes and court decisions. 
    1. The California Administrative Code, Title V, Education Code. (Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Education).