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Lodi Unified School District

Board of Education

Lodi USD board room

The Lodi USD Board of Education consists of 7 members who each represent an identified geographical area within the district. 

Board members must reside in and are elected by their identified geographical area. Each member serves a four-year term in office.

In addition to establishing policy, the Board of Education defines the educational goals of Lodi USD, approves curriculum, textbooks, and courses of study; adopts an annual budget; employs personnel; and makes decisions on school facility matters.

See the Board Governance Handbook below for more information on the roles and responsibilities of the Lodi USD Board of Education.

Board Governance Handbook PDF (English)

Trustee Area Map (PNG) 

Board of Education Equity Statement

Lodi Unified School District honors the uniqueness of each individual and embraces their diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view. Our students come to us with unique interests and needs. It is our duty to work with our students, staff, and families, to build a strong inclusive educational community and to prepare students for lives in a multicultural society.

We further believe that eliminating disparities in educational opportunities is fundamental to the nature of public education. Therefore, Lodi Unified is committed to helping students overcome barriers to learning through research-based practices.

We maintain that is it the primary goal of this school district to ensure that each and every one of our students meets or exceeds California State education standards, and that it is our responsibility to give all students the opportunity to develop competencies in all aspects of the educational experience.

Board Representation

Board representation is shown below. For trustee area boundaries and schools, please see the Trustee Area Map.

Joe Nava, Lodi USD Board of Education

Mr. Joe Nava

Board President
Trustee Area 7
(209) 952-6106
2020 - 2024
Delta Sierra Middle School
Oakwood Elementary School
Parklane Elementary School
Plaza Robles High School
Ronald E. McNair High School
Sutherland Elementary School
Wagner-Holt Elementary School

Mr. Gary Knackstedt

Board Vice President
Trustee Area 2
(209) 623-5270
2020 - 2024
Bear Creek High School
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
Creekside Elementary School
Elkhorn School
Julia Morgan Elementary School
John Muir Elementary School
Manlio Silva Elementary School

Ms. Sherry Alexander

Board Clerk
Trustee Area 3
(209) 269-0104
2022 - 2026
Beckman Elementary School
Leroy Nichols Elementary School
Lois E. Borchardt Elementary School
Lodi Middle School
Tokay High School
Rommel Bal, Lodi USD Board of Education

Dr. Rommel Bal

Board Member
Trustee Area 6
(209) 518-0351
2020 - 2024
Clairmont Elementary School
Larson Elementary School
Mosher Elementary School
Westwood Elementary School

Mrs. Susan Macfarlane

Board Member
Trustee Area 1
(209) 663-2439
2022 - 2026
Ansel Adams Elementary School
Davis Elementary School
Houston School
Joe Serna, Jr. Charter School
Live Oak Elementary School
Lockeford School
Morada Middle School
Turner Academy
Victor Elementary School

Mr. Courtney Porter

Board Member
Trustee Area 4
(209) 625-6525
2022 - 2026
Henderson School
Independence School
Lakewood Elementary School
Millswood Middle School
Podesta Ranch Elementary School
Valley Robotics Academy
Woodbridge Elementary School

Mr. Jeff Stroh

Board Member
Trustee Area 5
(209) 663-2473
2022 - 2026
Clyde W. Needham Elementary School
Erma B. Reese Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
Lawrence Elementary School
Liberty High School
Lincoln Technical Academy
Lodi High School
Vinewood Elementary School
Washington Elementary School

Student Representatives

A Student Representative to the Board of Education is designated from each comprehensive high school in Lodi USD. Representatives attend board meetings regularly to report on school happenings and other academic activities. Student representatives are shown below.

Bear Creek High School ASB President, Jaesa Del Prato.

Jaesa Del Prato

ASB President
Bear Creek High School
Jaesa Del Prato, as Bear Creek High School ASB President, looks forward to representing her school and most importantly, being an extension of her fellow Bruins' voices. After high school, she plans to attend a four-year college in Southern California and study Psychology. She hopes to become a School Psychologist.


Lodi High ASB President, Lucas Goulart.

Lucas Goulart

ASB President
Lodi High School
Lucas Goulart, Lodi High ASB President, has been involved in several mental health campaigns on campus and is part of several clubs including STAR Club, Sparking Friendships Club, and CSF. He is also a libero and a defensive specialist on the varsity volleyball team. After high school, he plans to attend a four-year university to study Business, Economics, or Marketing.
McNair High School ASB President, Joseph Gardea.

Joseph Gardea

ASB President
Ronald E. McNair High School
Joseph Gardea is McNair High School's ASB President. He has served in various Lodi USD leadership positions, including service on the Lodi USD Rebranding Committee, which resulted in the district's new logo and brand identity. He co-runs a local nonprofit organization with McNair alumni called "Beyond Good Intent". He also currently serves as an intern in the Stockton City Manager's office. Joseph has always had a heart for public service. He plans to attend University of the Pacific where he plans to pursue a degree in Public Administration and further develop his leadership skills so he can later serve the Stockton community.
Tokay High School ASB President, Logan Sweetman.

Logan Sweetman

ASB President
Tokay High School
Logan Sweetman is Tokay High School's ASB President. He is a three-sport athlete: cross country, track and field, and wrestling. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, the California Scholarship Federation, and the Sikh Honor and Service Club. Recently, he was in the school production of Romeo and Juliet. After high school, he plans to attend a four-year university and then become either a teacher, police officer, or firefighter.


Contact Us

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