Meet the Board

Mr. Greg Tepe

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Mr. Greg Tepe

Greg Tepe

Currently President of the Board, Mr. Tepe's term expires in November 2020. (Trustee Area 3)

Mr. Keith Giles

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Mr. Keith Giles

Keith Giles was a member of the Lancaster School District Board from 1997 to 2013 and was elected again this year. He brings a wealth of experience and commitment to the position. He has been a member of the Antelope Valley School Boards Association since 1998 and served as President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President and Treasurer. Additionally, he served as a CSBA board member/director on the Delegate Assembly for many years. He earned his Masters in Boardsmanship in 1998 and has participated in numerous CSBA professional development workshops and trainings.

Giles works for Antelope Valley Produce Co. and has been a Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Reserve Deputy Sheriff since 2003. He holds a degree in business administration from Antelope Valley College. Giles and his wife, Laura, have been married since 1981 and have nine children and seven grandchildren

Currently Vice-President of the Board, Mr. Giles's term expires in November 2020. (Trustee Area 1)

Mrs. Diane V. Grooms

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Mrs. Diane V. Grooms

Diane Grooms was first elected as a Lancaster School District Trustee in 2005. She also serves as a board member for the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency. Diane holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and has a lifetime California Community College teaching credential. After 15 years as a journalist, she worked with non-profit organizations as a leader and grant writer including Antelope Valley Hospital, United Way, and homeless service agencies. She is also serving on the Antelope Valley College Bond Oversight Committee. She is married and the mother of a special ed teacher.

Currently, Clerk of the Board, Mrs. Grooms' term expires in November 2018. (Trustee Area 4)

Mr. Duane Winn

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Mr. Duane Winn

Duane Winn was appointed to the Board of Trustees to complete Dr. Chris Grado's term who left the Board in July 2016. He is married and the father of two daughters (both teachers) and grandfather of one.

 

Mr. Winn's term expires in November 2018. (Trustee Area 2)

Ms. Sandra Price

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Ms. Sandra Price

Sandra Price began a 35-year career as an educator for special needs students of all ages after graduating from Florida State University. She joined the Lancaster School District as a Resource Specialist in 1985 and remained with the district for 23 years until her retirement in 2008, during which time she taught at Mariposa, El Dorado, and New Vista schools. Sandy also served on numerous district-wide and site-specific leadership teams, including the one that obtained California Distinguished School status for New Vista Middle.

Teaching has always been a passion for Sandy. She is a tireless advocate for education and believes it to be the single most critical tool for self-empowerment and personal development. She feels that if we are to prosper as a nation and a democracy, we must have an educated populace. She appreciates the opportunity to serve with other members of the Lancaster School District Board in the goal to provide the best education for the students of the district.

Ms. Price also serves the community as a board member of Desert Haven Industries, a non-profit facility serving disabled adults, and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) supporting foster children.

Ms. Price's term expires in November 2018. (Trustee Area 5)