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Board of Trustees


Theresa McCafferty

Member

Term: 2013-2018

Mrs. McCafferty is a long time resident of Littlerock.  She is married and has five children, all of whom have attended Keppel schools.

 

She is a high school teacher and believes in all students receiving a well-rounded education through enrichment with the arts, sports, dance and all extra-curricular activities.  

 

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul." by Jospeh Addison.

 

 

 

Manuel Magaña

President

Term 2013-2018

Mr. Magaña is a long time resident of Lake Los Angeles.  He is married and has ten children, 25 grandchildren, four whom went through Keppel schools, and five great-grandchildren.  He is a retired railroad worker and farm worker.

 

He is very involved with the Hispanic community of the District.  He has organized and lead the Lake Los Angeles Cinco De Mayo Parade.  Mr. Magaña is an advocate for all children to receive the best education possible.

 


Matthew Gaines

Vice President

Term 2015-2020
 

Mr. Gaines is a long time resident of Littlerock.  He is married and has two children, both of whom went through Keppel schools.

 

He is serving his third term as a Board Member, originally elected in 2007.  He is very involved in the Boy Scouts and community events.  Mr. Gaines believes that our students come first, while keeping the District fiscally solvent.  

 

"Develop a passion for learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow." by Anthony J. D'Angelo.


Dominique Ballante

Clerk

Term 2015-2020

Mrs. Ballante has lived in Pearblossom for 35 years.  She is married and has four children, all of whom went through Keppel schools. 

 

She is a teacher, and she is committed to the equity of education for all students, 

especially our Special Needs population.  Mrs. Ballante advocates for teachers and their needs. She wants all educators to obtain the best tools to educate our students for the 21st century.

 

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” 
― Aristotle


Jannie Dutton

Member

Term 2013-2018

Mrs. Dutton is a long time resident of Littlerock and Pearblossom.  She is married and has two children, both of whom went through Keppel schools.

 

She is a retired teacher, having taught for Keppel USD for 38 years, mainly teaching kindergarten.  She was elected in 2013 after her husband, R. Michael Dutton, retired from the Keppel Board after serving 24 years.  Mrs. Dutton believes in providing the necessary tools to provide our students with the best education possible.

 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." by Nelson Mandela,


 

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