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Board Members
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2015 Board of Trustees

Veronica Williams, President

Claudine Jones, Vice President

Elisa Williamson, Clerk

Ray Pearson, Member

Kathy Rallings, Member

 

(Pictured Left to Rght: Ray Pearson, Veronica Williams, Superintendent Lovely, Kathy Rallings, Claudine Jones, Elisa Williamson)

Board Bios

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Veronica Williams, President - Email

Veronica Williams was elected to the Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees in 2010. Born in San Diego, Veronica and her husband have lived in Carlsbad since 2000 and have two young boys. She received her degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science. She is a small business owner developing online solutions for private and public entities. In the fall of 2012, she received her certification in the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance program. Ms. William's two sons attend a CUSD elementary school. Her priorities for CUSD are: To develop and prepare our students for the 21st century workplace, improve student achievement, outcomes, and graduation rate, and teach students to become lifelong learners in a safe and healthy environment. Besides Ms. William's passion for education and technology, she is an avid sportsman – trail runner, adventure racer, soccer player and flying trapeze artist.

Claudine Jones, Vice President - Email

Mrs. Claudine Jones has lived in Carlsbad for over a decade with her husband and two young children. She received her bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees in September 2013, and her current term runs through November 2014. Before moving to Carlsbad, Mrs. Jones was a corporate merchandiser for Gap, Inc., and a web producer in the Yahoo Shopping division. Although she continues to work in the financial field, she is a full-time volunteer, supporting her children’s education.  Mrs. Jones serves on the Carlsbad Unified Council PTA Board, Valley Middle School PTA Board, the Carlsbad Educational Foundation Grant Writing Collaborative, and takes annual trips to Sacramento to advocate on behalf of public schools.  She is also a board member of the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego. She enjoys spending time with children in the classrooms, tutoring, coaching students and teachers on technology, and monitoring students on campus.  In her spare time, she trains for half-marathons, reads, and bakes. 

Elisa Williamson, Clerk - Email

Mrs. Elisa Williamson, a 23-year Carlsbad resident, has served on the Board of Trustees since April 2000. Her two children both graduated from CUSD; one teaches middle school and the other attends college. While serving on the Board, she spearheaded the development of a Governance Handbook and the District Vision Statement. She received "Masters in Governance" certification through the California School Boards Association. Ms. Williamson earned a Master's Degree in Business Education from Brigham Young University and worked for several years as a communications specialist and part-time teacher. She is currently the Director of Marketing for a financial advisor.

Ray Pearson

Bio coming soon.

Kathy Rallings

Bio coming soon.

Michael Ricci, 2014-15 Student Rep to the Board

Michael Ricci, a senior at Carlsbad High School, is currently in his second year of ASB. He is excited to enter his third year as the community liaison for CHS. Michael has dedicated three years, so far, to the Carlsbad football team and award winning broadcasting program, CHSTV. Outside of CHS, Michael attends an Italian Language class at Mira Costa Community College.