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Board Member Bios

Shari Kowalke - President - BoardKowalke@hbcsd.us
Mrs. Kowalke was appointed as the provisional member of the Huntington Beach City School District governing board on May 10, 2011 at a Special Meeting.  Mrs. Kowalke has a long history of involvement in HBCSD and is recognized as a strong advocate for youth and public education.  Her leadership and participation in HBCSD community includes serving on Moffett School PTA; PTA President , Executive Vice-President, Advocacy Chairperson, School Site Council Chairperson and Secretary; Vice President of Ways and Means and Executive Vice President for Sowers Middle School PTA; District School Closure Committees; HBCSD Parent Empowerment Academy Planning Committees; and YMCA Parent Advisory Committee: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and member.  Mrs. Kowalke has worked as a designer for a small publishing company for the past 19 years.  Mrs. Kowalke and her husband, Thomas, have lived in Huntington Beach for 21 years.  She is the mother of two children with one attending school in HBCD and one in HBUHSD.  Mrs. Kowalke was re-elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2018 and her term ends in 2022.

Ann Sullivan - Vice President - BoardSullivan@hbcsd.us

Mrs. Sullivan is a 24-year resident of Huntington Beach and a thankful parent whose two children attended HBCSD schools. She has worked in education for 41 years as a teacher and administrator in a K-8 setting. She has also taught at Cal Poly Pomona for ten years guiding graduate students working towards their teaching credentials. In 1993, Mrs Sullivan served for six years as the Principal of Agnes L. Smith Elementary School in HBCSD during which time Smith received their first California Distinguished School Award. In 1999, she became the founding Principal at Huntington Seacliff Elementary School, the first new school to be built in HBCSD in over 20 years. Under her leadership, Huntington Seacliff received the California Distinguished School Award as well as earned the esteemed National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence in 2014. Mrs. Sullivan was elected to serve as the Board of Trustees on November 8, 2016 and her term ends in 2020.

Bridget Kaub - Clerk - BoardKaub@hbcsd.us
Mrs. Kaub was appointed as the provisional member of the Huntington Beach City School District Governing Board on February 15, 2012 at a Special Meeting to complete the unexpired term of Ms. Catherine McGough. Her leadership and participation in HBCSD includes; serving on the Smith School PTA legislative team, facilitates the Meet the Masters programs, volunteers to help in the classrooms, and advocated Smith and Dwyer Schools' positions and needs at the Sacramento Safari. Mrs. Kaub and her husband, Keith, are the parents of a child who attends HBCSD. Mrs. Kaub was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2012 and was re-elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 8, 2016 and her term ends in 2020.
Paul Morrow, Ed.D. - Board Member - BoardMorrow@hbcsd.us
Dr. Morrow has worked in the education field for 37 years as a teacher and administrator in all levels of public education, kindergarten through 12th grade.  During that time, he has worked in the City of Huntington Beach for 28 years as the principal for Moffett School, Sowers Middle School, and Marina High School.  Under his leadership at Sowers Middle School (1999) and Marina High School (2009), the schools received the California Distinguished School Award and Sowers Middle School received the National Blue Ribbon Award in the 2001/2002 school year; the first for our district.  He received his doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of LaVerne.  Dr. Morrow has been asked to serve on numerous committees with both districts as the chairman because of his strong leadership and organizational skills, dedication, ability to be a team builder, and a visionary leader.  Dr. Morrow was re-elected to serve on the Board or Trustees on November 6, 2018 and his term ends in 2022.

Diana Marks - Board Member - BoardMarks@hbcsd.us

Diana Marks was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees on November 6, 2018.