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Gretchen Birtwhistle, Board President

Term:  December 2018 - December 2022

Gretchen Birtwhistle was raised in Tuolumne County and her and husband, Justin, returned after college to raise their three children: Madeline, Jack and Lucy. She took an immediate interest in her children’s education and went on to be a teacher. Her education includes a B.S. in Food Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials and a Master’s of Science in Nutrition Education. She currently teaches at Sonora High School.

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Cody Ritts, Board Clerk

Term:  December 2018 - December 2022

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Kathy Francis, Trustee

Term: December 2018 - December 2022

Born: Long Beach, CA. Graduate: University of the Pacific, BA. Retired elementary school teacher. 6th term on Board. (Past President and Clerk). Active in Children’s Home Society and Delta Kappa Gamma. Husband: Roger. Children: Kristi, Kerri, Katie, Ryan. Grandchildren: Kristin, Connor (4th generation SES students), Annika.

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Joyce Lupo, Trustee

Term:  December 2020-December 2024

Born in Woodland CA in 1960, moved to Sonora in 1974 where I attended and graduated from Sonora High School. In 1978 I began my career in banking and attended Columbia Junior College. I now work from home. I am married to Jim Lupo and we have three daughters. Leeann the mother of our grandson Troy. Marissa and Hillary who graduated from Sonora Elementary School and Sonora High School. Fourth term board member.

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Reed Schoedl, Trustee

Term: June 2021 - December 2024

Appointed to the board and sworn in on June 9, 2021 following a vacancy.