• Liberty Union High School District Board Members


    Board Trustee

    Trustee Area 1 

    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.  Current term ends 11/2024
    Dr. Hawley

    Board President 

    Trustee Area 2

    Dr. Tamela H. Hawley was elected to the LUHSD Board of Trustees in 2020. She is a Brentwood resident and is a Vice President at the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) where she has served since October 2016. She joined WSCUC from the San Jose Evergreen Community College District where she served as Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success. Tamela has been involved in quality improvement for over 15 years, serving as an examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and as a judge and trainer for the California Council for Excellence. She also supports youth sports by serving as a superior judge for the United States Gymnastics Association. Her areas of interest include measuring institutional effectiveness in higher education and increasing access and achievement for diverse student populations. She and her husband are the proud parents of twins who graduated from Liberty High School in 2020. Tamela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Higher Education & Work and a Ph.D. in Higher Education & Social Change from UCLA. Current term ends 11/2024


    Board Trustee

    Trustee Area 5

    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.  Current term ends 11/2026
    Susan Wallace

    Board Clerk 

    Trustee Area 3

    Susan Wallace was elected to the LUHSD Board of Trustees in 2022. Mrs. Wallace has been a Brentwood resident since 2002 and served on the Brentwood Planning Commission from 2012-2013. She and her husband are the proud parents of three children who have attended elementary, middle and high school in Brentwood. Mrs. Wallace has been involved with Brentwood schools since 2005, having volunteered as a classroom assistant, fundraiser and gardener for Brentwood Elementary School, as an Odyssey of the Mind judge and coach reaching the World Competition three times, and as a volunteer for three years for Grad Night at Heritage High School. Her areas of interest are providing creative opportunities for student growth and support for academic excellence. Mrs. Wallace has a background in management consulting and telecommunications and worked for Siemens AG in Munich and Coopers & Lybrand in Zurich. She has a BA in economics and an MA in sociology from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from INSEAD in Paris. Current term ends 11/2026 



    Board Trustee 

    Trustee Area 4 

    Tamara Weber was appointed to the LUHSD Board of Trustees on October 25, 2023. Mrs. Weber is a long-time resident of Discovery Bay and has been in the LUHSD district since 2008. She has been a volunteer teacher, PTA member, School Site Council Member, served as the Treasurer of the Heritage High School Parent's Organization, member of Black Parents Organization, CTE Committee, co-taught Girls Who Code class for underserved elementary students of Brentwood, Liberty Parent Booster, CYO, East County Little League, Jr. Giants Baseball (coach), Girls Scout Executive Board, and American Legion Auxiliary Post 202. She and her husband are the proud parents of seven children, five of which have attended both Liberty and Heritage High School. Tamara, a former Healthcare executive, has worked with every major healthcare system in the state of California. In her last role she was a service leader that focused on service delivery, excelled in turnaround environments, reducing illness and injuries, while directing in multi-site complex systems with unionized employee teams. Her areas of interest include curriculum development, creating measurable goals to enhance learning, and growth for our students. Tamara studied Political Theory with a concentration in American and Comparative Politics at UCLA. Current terms ends 11/2024