Field Gibson

Phone: 805.239.2308

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Field Gibson

     Elected to the Governing Board in November 2010.  Field is a business insurance broker and risk manager.  His career has involved finance, managing risk for businesses, budgeting, contracts, and financial planning.  He holds a B.S. in Business (Finance & Property Management) from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

     As a long-term resident, Mr. Gibson has extensive experience as an active community leader and has over 20 years experience of coaching youth sports, including at both middle schools and the high school.  He has three sons and a daughter, all of whom were students of the Paso Robles School District.  Field has served as a representative to the Santa Lucia Regional Occupational Program’s (ROP) JPA since 2010 and is currently the President of their Board.

 Chris Bausch

Phone: 805.440.5960

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Chris Bausch

Elected to serve the public's best interest in November 2012 and re-elected in 2016 to serve through 2020.

To best serve my constituents especially students, parents, teachers and the community, I completed the California School Boards Association's Masters In Governance program with courses in Effective Governance, Setting Direction, Policy Review, Judicial Review, Student Learning, Student Achievement, School Finance, Human Resources, Collective Bargaining, Community Relations, Advocacy and Governance Integration.

I believe that the School Board should:

Ensure that all students will benefit from a rigorous academic, technical/occupational, athletic, artistic, social, and philosophical preparation.

Provide sustainable financial stability by aligning District revenues with our goals and utilizing all available resources to their highest potential and best use.

Increase ADA funding by attracting more students through improved Student Achievement, College & Career Readiness, Magnet Schools, VAPA/Visual and Performing Arts, K-12 Dual Immersion, Dual Enrollment with Cuesta College, Career Technical Education, competitive Athletics and Pre-School opportunities.

Develop a functioning citizen based LCAP/Local Control Accountability Plan that provides the vision, resources, advocacy, leadership and accountability in a transparent, respectful and collaborative manner to achieve Student success through working with the citizens of Paso Robles to help students, their parents, and their teachers to increase Student Achievement in order to prepare students for college and/or career.

Be highly appreciative of the hard work, time, dedication and devotion of all District Employees.

Collaborate with all who believe that in the process of our recovery, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will continue to increase Student Achievement, inspire additional success and be recognized as the premier school district in SLO County.

I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on how to improve our schools. Please contact me. 

 Tim Gearhart

Phone: 805.238.6343

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Tim Gearhart

Tim Gearhart has served as a classroom teacher for thirty-six years, fourteen at the K-5 level and twenty-two at the 6-8 and 9-12 levels, including Adult Education.  He is an active South Coast Writing Project Fellow at the University of California, where he received two teaching credential certificates.  He also received a Master of Humanities and Education from Azusa Pacific University.  He was selected by the president of the California Federation of Teachers to represent California teachers at NCATE reviews of California State University, Bakersfield and Stanford University’s educational programs.  Also, Tim was a program advisor/reviewer for Holt, Rinehart, Winston’s recent California adoption of their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies texts.  He also taught in Cal Poly’s School of Education for three years as a lecturer and University Supervisor, and is presently working with the Cayucos School District.

Tim and his family have lived in Paso Robles for 26 wonderful years, and their children, Daniel, Katie and Megan, have all graduated from Paso Robles schools.  The family has been very active in the town’s 4-H program, FFA, and local church activities as well as neighborhood support groups.  He served as a Paso Robles School Board Trustee from 2008-2012 and again in 2014-2018.

Tim believes that the future of our nation resides in our students, and that we parents, teachers, community members and school board trustees have a profound responsibility to prepare them for a reality filled with promise and hope.  He also is convinced that the educational profession is a calling, and must be approached with respect, dignity, dedications and accountability.  It is the responsibility of our school board and administration to insure that our teachers have what they need to deliver a superior education to our children of Paso Robles

 Dr. Kathleen Hall

Phone: 805.712.1091

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Dr. Kathleen Hall

As a trustee in the Paso Unified School District, I firmly believe that all our students have the potential to become successful members of the 21st Century in the United States and abroad, and recognize that we have the moral obligation to give them the foundation and encouragement to meet these goals.  My focus will be to ensure that PRUSD will prepare students early to be successful in college or any other challenging work the future holds for them.  Our goal for our students has to be “Excellence in Education”.

My background is education, science and business.  I graduated with honors from Bradley University in Biology and Education. I have a PhD in Zoology from Ohio State University and a Post Doctorate in Molecular Biology and Gerontology from UCLA.  At all these universities, I was a successful genetic research scientist, publishing over 50 peer reviewed articles or papers.  I have lectured throughout the world in areas of science, appeared on TV, radio, and major publications.  I have taught all levels of science at high schools and universities; locally served on the Almond Acres Charter Academy School Board; and tutored Paso Robles school children in math concepts.  In Mexico, I have worked with the children of Ciudad de Los Niño’s.

As a business owner, I know finance and budgets; have headed a coalition of California businesses, directing their public policy and lobby efforts.  My work with the California State Assembly helped develop state environmental permitting standards, resulting in nomination to a Governor’s committee by state business and government leaders.  In New York, I worked with the former congressman and president of NYU, developing a Center for Congressional Studies.

 Matt McClish

Phone: 805.406.0057

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Matt McClish

Matt McClish is a 10-year resident of Paso Robles and is proud to serve as a Trustee on the PRJUSD school board.  Matt has 30 years of large and small private sector senior management experience ranging from restaurants to wholesale to his current position as General Manager of Kennedy Club Fitness in Paso.  Matt holds a B.A. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Public Administration from Long Beach State. 

Matt comes from an ‘education family’ with his mom having been a teacher for 37 years, his dad loved teaching and ended his career as a Superintendent while his step-mom ran the Santa Barbara County SELPA for 20 years.  The dedication to providing a great public education experience as well as the work ethic and character to make it happen are all values that were deeply instilled in Matt from an early age. 

Matt is active in the community and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.  Matt is a Rotarian and believes very much in the concept of Service above Self and has worked in the community in a variety of positions from committees to coaching to mentoring. 

Matt, his wife Karisha, and his two young children, Eli and Hazel, enjoy spending time together as they explore all the great things about this wonderful community we all call home. 

Matt’s kids are Bearcats-in-training (Eli starts TK in the 2018 school year and Hazel is a few years out) and the quality of their experience is of utmost importance and that goes for all the kids in our district. 

Matt believes very much in the spirit of Paso Robles and knows the positive impact schools can have on the community.

 “It’s a wonderful thing to see when everyone is working together to achieve goals and helping every student achieve success is as good a goal as there is.  Being on the board is something I take seriously.  When I was sworn in I took an oath to the Constitution and to all the citizens of Paso to do my best for them.  When I evaluate an issue or concern, I plan to use my business and life experience, my education and all the hopes and dreams that come with being a parent before I make a decision.  I am honored and humbled to be a Trustee. 

 Joel Peterson

Phone: 805.610.2204

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Joel Peterson

Moved to Paso Robles in 2002 and was elected to the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District in 2012.  Moving to Paso Robles was, in essence, returning to his roots.  Peterson’s grandparents had moved to the area in the 1940s, and having grown up with a father whose career moved the family every two years – from Atlanta to Baltimore, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, and Washington – the summers spent in California with his grandparents made Paso Robles the only real hometown he knew.  “I’m home now,” he says.  Virginia Peterson, his grandmother, has an elementary school named after her for her years of dedication and service in Paso Robles’ schools.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in media arts from the University of Arizona, Peterson moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where from 1995 through 2003, he worked with such companies as MTV, Miramax, and Crusader Entertainment.  During this time, Peterson racked up an impressive list of credits including:  production supervisor for The Game of Their Lives, starring Gerard Butler, and unit production manager for Purpose, starring Mia Farrow.

In 2001, between film productions, Peterson took a break to get his hands dirty working harvest in the cellar at Justin Winery.  The experience was eye-opening and inspired him to set his sights on transitioning into a career in wine.  In 2003, he returned to the Central Coast to work harvest at L’Aventure Winery, and later that year he left Los Angeles to move to Paso Robles.  It was his desire for a more community- and nature-centered environment in which to raise his young family that brought him back to Paso Robles.  He served as director of communications for Hope Family Wines from 2005 to 2013.  He currently is the marketing strategist for Solterra Strategies, a Paso Robles-based marketing and public relations firm.
 
Peterson is very active in the community and served five years on the City of Paso Robles Planning Commission.  Additionally, he is active with the Downtown Main Street Association and Plymouth Congregational Church.  In his free time, Peterson enjoys running, swimming, and traveling with his wife, Dagny, and two daughters, Kalista and Amelia, with visits to Mexico, Italy, France, and South Africa.  Peterson has also traveled to Poland twice as president of Paso Robles’ annual Paderewski Festival, honoring virtuoso pianist, composer, and politician, Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
 
Joel’s goal as serving on the school board is to enhance the experience and education of all public school children in Paso Robles.  Peterson states, “Paso Robles has wonderful teachers, staff, and administrators, and we need to work together to make our school shine.”
 Joan Summers

Phone: 805.238.0512

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Joan Summers

First of all, thank you to the members in this community for the honor of being elected a Trustee in the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District.  I have lived in Paso Robles for over 30 years with my husband, Charlie, and our three daughters.  My daughters, who attended Paso Robles schools, benefited from their exceptional teachers, staff, and previous boards.

I retired as a middle school secretary after working 26 years in the Paso Robles school district.  I will use the experience and knowledge that I gained working with school budgets, union contracts, staff, parents, students, and members of the community.

I am proud to have the opportunity to work with Paso Robles Joint Unified School District to provide an exceptional education for our students and to establish Paso Robles as a desirable place to live and work that we can all be proud of.