Board Members (term expires):
Art Kapoor (2014) email@example.com
Teresa Gerringer (2014) (Board President) firstname.lastname@example.org
David Gerson (2014) (Board Clerk) email@example.com
Jean Follmer (2016) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Wallace (2016) email@example.com
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Jean Follmer (Term ends December, 2016)
Jean Follmer was elected to the Governing Board in November, 2012.
A native Chicagoan, Jean fled winter for sunny California in 1993. After marrying Chad in San Francisco in 1997, the couple spent 10 years in the South before settling in Lafayette in 2007. Jean has two children, and both are currently students in the Lafayette School District. Prior to becoming a proud stay-at-home-mother, Jean worked as a Property Casualty Commercial Insurance Broker for public sector accounts at Aon Risk Services and Arthur J. Gallagher. She later worked as an education reporter for the Lamorinda Weekly from 2007-11.
Her current Board assignments are the District Wellness Council, the Las Trampas Creek Council PTA Legislative Committee, Negotiations Committee, Communications Committee, the District's Ad Committee on Parcel Tax, and the Task Force on Facilities/Growth. She is also Board liaison to Lafayette Elementary School.
Teresa Gerringer (Term ends December, 2014)--Board President
Teresa has served on the Lafayette School District Governing Board since 2000. During that time, Teresa has served two terms as Board President, and has served on all of the Board committees. Teresa is the current Board President.
As an education advocate and community leader, her current involvement includes California School Boards Association as a Region 7 Delegate, CSBA 2013 Nominating Committee Member, Contra Costa County School Boards Association Vice-President-Programs, Lafayette Community Foundation Board Vice-Chair-Fundraising, and Lafayette Library Learning Center Foundation Governance Committee Member.
Past volunteer activities include: Past President, Lafayette Community Foundation; Co-Chair, Yes on E and J Parcel Tax Campaign Committees; Member, CSBA Legislation Committee Member; Advisor, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; Trustee, Lafayette Library & Learning Center; Co-Chair, Lafayette Library & Learning Center Community Campaign; Past President, Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs; Past Chair, Las Trampas Council of PTAs Legislation Committee; Past President, Lafayette RAPPORT; Past President, Springhill PFC; and a variety of Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE, formerly LASF) roles.
Teresa is employed as a political strategist and community organizer with an East Bay consulting firm, working with schools, public agencies, and healthcare districts to pass revenue measures. Her past employment includes, Education Consultant with clients such as WestEd; Vice President, Security Pacific Venture Capital, and computer consultant/instructor. She received her MBA from Pepperdine University, and her B.S.-Public Administration from Indiana University. She has been a resident of Lafayette since 1995 with husband Michael and two daughters, who attended public schools in Lafayette.
David Gerson (Term ends December, 2014)--Board Clerk
David Gerson joined the Board on December 3, 2010, and is currently serving as Clerk of the Board.
David and wife Stacii moved to Lafayette in 1997 and have twin daughters who attended Springhill Elementary, Stanley Middle School and are now at Acalanes High School.
Art Kapoor (Term ends December, 2014)
Art Kapoor, re-elected in November 2010 for a four-year term, has served on the Board since December 2006. He is immediate past President of the Governing Board.
Nancy Wallace (Term ends December, 2016)
Nancy is one of the newest board members, having been elected into office effective December 7, 2012.
Nancy has been an active volunteer in our community for the past 11 years. She served on the Springhill Elementary School Parent Faculty Club from 2007 – 2009—first as Secretary and then as Vice-President of Fundraising. She is the founder of SEED (Special Education Foundation), and served as its president from 2008 – 2012. She co-chaired the 2009 Springhill Parent Party and Auction. She also served as a member of the Director of Student Services' Parent Advisory Committee for five years. Nancy has been a member of the District Grant Writing Committee, Lafayette Rapport, the LASF (now LPIE) Auction Committee, and a volunteer on various parcel tax campaigns. She is also the Girl Scout school organizer for Springhill Elementary School, and has served as leader in multiple Girl Scout troops at Springhill and Stanley Middle School.
Before leaving her practice at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae to help care for her children, Nancy practiced law for eleven years, and also worked in the actuarial field for several years. She received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and her B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Colgate University.
Her current Board assignments include: Board liaison to Burton Valley Elementary School, LPIE (Lafayette Partners in Education), Curriculum Council, District Wellness Council, Las Trampas Creek Council PTA Legislation Committee, Technology Committee, and the Joint City-School District Traffic & Safety Ad Hoc Committee.
Nancy has lived in Lafayette since 2000. She is married to Robert Ishii, and they have three children.