The Nevada County Board of Education is the elected governing body of the Nevada County Office of Education. It’s five members serve four-year terms; are elected by voters in Nevada County; and represent different regions of the county.
The primary responsibilities of the Nevada County Board of Education are to work with the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools to establish the direction and priorities for the Nevada County Office of Education through its budgetary determinations and to provide leadership to support the success of school districts in the county. In addition, supervisory oversight is provided for any charter school whose petition was accepted by the county office of education.
Board Member, Trustee Area II: Clear Creek, Grass Valley, Ready Springs School Districts
December 2016-present (Current term 2016-2020)
Ashley is a credentialed educator and the Community Education Director at a local nonprofit. For the last nine years, Ashley has been presenting in Northern California schools, juvenile halls, youth groups, parent groups and drug/alcohol recovery facilities. She speaks on topics ranging from STD prevention to fighting sex trafficking. Ashley has a bachelor degree from the USF. She came from the medical industry after being a press aide for the Speaker of the California State Assembly. She is married with two children that have been home schooled, charter schooled and public schooled.
Board President, Trustee Area I: Chicago Park, Nevada City, Pleasant Valley, Twin Ridges, Union Hill, and Camptonville Union School Districts
2014-present (Current term 2014-2018)
Larry came to Nevada County in 1986 as the Principal of Nevada Union High School. He has 40 years of experience as a Teacher, Principal and Superintendent, and earned his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at USC. He is married and has two sons, and two grandsons, and is active in the community as a member of The 49er Breakfast Rotary Club.
Board Member, Trustee Area I: Chicago Park, Nevada City, Pleasant Valley, Twin Ridges, Union Hill, and Camptonville Union School Districts
December, 1994 – present (Current term 2014-2018)
After college, Bob Altieri worked at the Kennedy Space Center, particiating in the launch of Apollo 11. Following this, he worked in the Bay Area for two Fortune 500 companies and moved to Nevada County in 1981. Accomplishments: MBA, Licensed RE Broker, Certified Business Appraiser, and teaching at Sierra College.
Michelle ‘Shelly’ Sexton
Board Vice President, Trustee Area II: Clear Creek, Grass Valley, Ready Springs School Districts
2014 – present (Current term 2014-2018)
Shelly currently works as Sutter County Special Education Assistant Superintendent. She has over 25 years of educational experience, including being a teacher for students with disabilities, a speech-language specialist, and an elementary school Principal. Shelly has lived in Penn Valley since 2000. She is married with two grown children. Both of her children graduated from Nevada Union High School.
Board Member, Trustee Area III: Pleasant Ridge School District, Trustee Representative
2016 – present (Current term 2016-2020)
Wendy earned her B.A. and Teaching Credential from U.C. Riverside and moved to Nevada County in 1982. She recently retired from the Pleasant Ridge Union School District where she was an elementary teacher for thirty-five years. She has one daughter who graduated from Bear River High School and is currently an art lecturer at U.C.S.B.