• Liberty Union High School District Board Members

    Joann Byer

    Joanne Byer has served on the Board since 1985 and is a lifetime resident of Oakley. She has served as Board President and Clerk throughout the years.  Mrs. Byer was honored as a LUHSD Graduate of Distinction and Volunteer of the Year for East Contra Costa County.  She has shown dedication through many years of service, including membership on the Contra Costa County Transportation Consortium, the Oakley Inter-Agency Committee, Hall of Fame, Graduates of Distinction and the LUHSD Educational Foundation. She is also an active member of the Soroptimist International Organization of the Delta.

    Pauline Allred was elected to the LUHSD Board of Trustees in 2014. Mrs. Allred is a Brentwood resident and a Special Needs Educator in the Brentwood Unified School District.  She has volunteered many hours in the community including, area schools as well as other organizations. Mrs. Allred is also an active committee member with Boy Scout Troop 93 as well as a parent volunteer for the Heritage High School Parents Organization and Vice President for the Adams Middle School Band Booster.  Her unique insights will benefit the community and working with staff, parents, and students.  

    Roy Ghiggeri was elected to the LUHSD Board of Trustees in 2010.  Mr. Ghiggeri served 36 years as a teacher, coach and administrator in the District.  He is a proud graduate of Liberty High School and a lifelong resident in the area. For over 40 years Mr. Ghiggeri has been a partner in a local farming business. He has been actively involved in the various communities of East Contra Costa County and served on a number of committees and organizations. Mr Ghiggeri looks forward to serving the community and working with staff, parents and students.

    Yolanda Peña-Mendrek served on the LUHSD Board from 2006-2010 and was re-elected in November 2012.  She retired from the District after serving as Assistant Principal to both Liberty and Heritage High Schools.  Mrs. Peña-Mendrek earned her Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction, and brings to the Board her teaching experience in English as a Second Language (ESL), Business Education and Spanish.
    Ray Valverde served on the LUHSD Board from 1993-2006, and was re-elected to the Board in 2008.  He has served as Board President and Clerk.  Mr. Valverde has exhibited his commitment to the community by serving on the Graduates of Distinction Committee, Hall of Fame Committee and the LUHSD Educational Foundation.  Mr. Valverde has been in education for over 35 years.