About the Board

Rebecca Gomez
Trustee Rebecca Gomez Bio

1st District
Rebecca "Beckie" Gomez

Mari Barke
Trustee Mari Barke Bio

2nd District
Mari Barke

Ken L. Williams
Trustee Ken L. Williams Bio

3rd District
Ken L. Williams, Jr., D.O.

Tim Shaw
Trustee Tim Shaw Bio

4th District
Tim ​Shaw​

Lisa Sparks
Trustee Lisa Sparks Bio

5th District
Lisa Sparks, Ph.D.

​The Orange County Board of Education consists of five lay members who represent the five trustee areas of the county. Board members are elected for a four-year term by the electors of the trustee area which they represent. From among its members, the Board elects a president and a vice president. The Board has as its secretary and executive officer the County Superintendent of Schools, who is elected by the people every four years.


The Orange County Board of Education provides educational opportunities for Orange County students, promotes student achievement, and offers leadership, services, and resources for Orange County school districts, educators, and the community.

Public Participation​

Any individual desiring to address the Board is asked to complete a request form which may be obtained from the Recording Secretary.

Members of the public may address the Board of Education regarding any agenda and/or off-agenda items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board of Education provided that NO action may be taken on off-agenda items unless authorized by law.

Comments shall be limited to three minutes per person and thirty minutes for all comments. If the topic of discussion is a current agenda item, the citizen may be asked to delay discussion until the subject is before the Board at the regular agenda time.


Agendas and summaries of the Board action may be obtained via the Internet at www.ocde.us or by contacting the Recording Secretary at the Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, P.O. Box 9050, Costa Mesa, California 92628-9050. Phone: 714.966.4012. Web: www.ocbe.us​