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Meet the Waugh Board Members

Christine Pieper, Board President

Mrs. Christine Pieper, Board President

Christine was elected to the Waugh School Board in 2011.  Prior to that she served as President of the Waugh PTA, and also served on the district’s Site Council.

Christine has worked in the field of education for over 20 years.  She has a Master of Arts degree in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies.  She is a long-time resident of Petaluma, and has two children who attended Corona Creek School.

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Christine Shern, Board Clerk

Mrs. Christie Shern, Board Clerk

Christie and her husband, Dana, both grew up in Petaluma, and both knew firsthand what a wonderful place it is to raise a family. She appreciates all the Waugh School District has to offer. 

While both of her daughters were attending Meadow School, she was selected to serve on the Board of Trustees five years ago. She is currently serving a four year term.

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Matt Thomas, Board Member


Mr. Matt Thomas, Board Member

Matt retired from the Petaluma Police Department after 25 years of service to the community. He was elected to the Waugh School Board and has held the position for 10 years. He decided to run for the school board in order to help the district maintain and expand the excellence it is known for throughout the county.

Matt also serves as a member of the board for the Speedway Children's Charity at Sonoma Raceway.

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Mike Salazar


Mr. Mike Salazar, Board Member

Mike Salazar relocated to CA in 2014 and sought Petaluma because of Waugh School district, when his family of four migrated for work purposes. He was appointed in his current position. 


Prior to Waugh School Board, Mike served as a Trustee for HeadStart of Salt Lake with 19 school locations. He has a zeal for helping people think differently and views the world with legacy in mind. He and his family are actively engaged in serving foster youth in Sonoma County. 


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Fred Stoll


Mr. Fred Stoll, Board Member

Fred and his wife Lori moved to Petaluma over twenty years ago so their daughters could attend school in the Waugh School District.  Fred previously served on the Board for 11 years starting in 2003. During that time, he earned his certification of Masters in Governance from the California School Board Association.


He was recently reappointed to the Board to complete the term that will end in November 2018.  As before, Fred’s focus will be putting the district’s children first.

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