Johnson was elected to his first term in 2010.
Mr. Johnson has lived in
Moreno Valley for more than 34 years. He and his wife, Barbara, have three
adult children (two sons and a daughter), all three of whom graduated from
Moreno Valley High and completed their college degrees at local universities.
Their four grandchildren also attend local schools.
Mr. Johnson began his
public service by enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served for some
20 years at locations around the world, including Vietnam, Europe, western
Asia, and many places in the United States. After leaving the service, he began
a 26-year career as a Logistician for PepsiCo. He became an expert in all
facets of distribution, Supply Chain and Sales while empowering people at all
levels in an organization to improve productivity, their creativity, and
In addition to his
duties as a School Board member, Mr. Johnson also serves as a Board member and
Secretary (emeritus), at Vine Life Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside;
Past President of Moreno Valley Senior Citizen Commission; and member of the
Moreno Valley Task Force.
He has previously served
as President, Vice President and Clerk.
Gary E. Baugh, Ed. S.
Gary E. Baugh returned
to service on the Board in 2013 when he was appointed to fill a vacancy and
then was elected in November 2013 for a one-year term. He previously served as
a member of the Board from 1998-2002. His term was marked with successes that included
voter approval of a School District Facilities bond measure, and the
construction of Vista del Lago High School. He also served as Board President
twice, most recently from 2014-2015.
Mr. Baugh began his
public service in the United States Air Force. Over the course of a 22-year
career, he served as administrative officer, education officer, personnel
officer, and commander. He also taught English at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
He retired as a Lt. Colonel from March AFB in 1989.
Following his Air Force
service, Mr. Baugh worked for the City of Moreno Valley for 13 years as Human
Resources Manager, Risk Manager, and Assistant to the City Manager. He was
President of the Sweden Stockholm Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints for three years. Over his career he has taught at several
colleges as an adjunct professor, including here locally at Riverside Community
College, University of California Riverside, and California State University
In addition to his
experience as a School Board member, Mr. Baugh has an extensive record of
service to the community that includes Presidency of Moreno Valley Stake,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for eight years; Presidency of
California Riverside Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for
four years; 10 years as a member of the Executive Board for Inland Empire
Council of Boy Scouts of America; 18 years as a Visterra Credit Union Board
member; Executive Board member, Inland Empire Regional Dance Festival, for one
year; and 13 years as a member and seven years as a Board member of the Moreno
Valley Optimist Club. In 2009 he was honored by the Chamber of Commerce as
Citizen of the Year
Mr. Baugh and his wife,
Joan Baugh, a retired Ridge Crest Elementary teacher, have lived in Moreno
Valley since 1987. Five of their six children attended MVUSD schools, as did
seven of their 17 grandchildren. They have been married for 47 years.
Mr. Baugh holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education from Brigham Young
University; a Master of Arts degree in English from University of Denver; and
an Education Specialist degree in Education Administration from Troy State
Susan Smith, serving her
first term, is a native of California who was born in Los Angeles and grew up
there and in South Pasadena. She graduated from California State University,
Los Angeles, earning a BA in Liberal Studies and a teaching credential. She
earned a Master’s Degree in Education from National University, and served as a
teacher for Nuview Union School District for 28 years. Since retiring from
full-time teaching, she has taught part-time for Riverside Community College
District, at both Riverside City College and Moreno Valley College. She and her
husband, Charles, have lived in Moreno Valley since 1983; five of their
children attended MVUSD schools, and today, three grandchildren are enrolled.
Jesús M. Holguín
M. Holguín, a supporter of public education in many ways, has served since
From 2014-2015 he served
as President of the California School Boards Association (CSBA). He is the
first Latino president of the Association in 20 years. As president, he also
served as the chair of the Superintendents Advisory Council, chair of the newly
established Adequacy Committee, chair of the President's Council and chair of
the Policy Platform Committee. He represented CSBA at the Education Coalition
and was a member of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's
Blueprint 2.0 Action Planning Team. Mr. Holguín also serves as a member of the
National School Boards Association Nominating Committee. One of his top
priorities as CSBA President was to promote the inclusion of Visual and
Performing Arts as part of the core curriculum in California schools.
He was a member of
CSBA's Delegate Assembly from 2003-2010, and has been a member of the Annual
Conference Planning and Policy Platform committees, and served as an on-site
validator for the prestigious Golden Bell Awards.
Mr. Holguín joined
CSBA's Board of Directors in May 2010, representing Region 18, which includes
Imperial and Riverside counties. In this capacity, he chaired the Budget
Committee for two years and was a member of the Compensation Review and
Legislative committees. He served as the CSBA representative for the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Commission for three years. He also
served on the Leadership and Diversity Study Workgroup.
He was elected as the
Association's Vice President and member of the Executive Committee in 2013, as President-Elect
in 2014, and became CSBA President in December 2014. He has chaired the CSBA
Legislative Committee, a served as a member of the Superintendents Council
Committee, and the Cities, Counties, Schools Partnership Committee.
Mr. Holguín has held the
post of treasurer of the California Latino School Boards Association for seven
years; president of the Riverside County School Boards Association; president
of the Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for three years; and board
member of ACCESS to the Future. For the last 18 years he has been involved in
school- and district-level parent groups including PTA, Site Council, Year
Round Education, GATE, High School Curriculum, Safety Task Force committees and
Booster Clubs. He provided translation services for Spanish-speaking audiences
at School Board meetings. He is also a member of the MVUSD Budget Advisory
Employed by the San
Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools since 1985, Mr. Holguín has
extensive experience in school finance and earned his Bachelor of Science
degree in business administration/accounting and a Certificate in Human
Resources Management from California State University, San Bernardino. He took
the CSBA Masters in Governance program during his first two years as School
Mr. Holguín and his
wife, Patricia, have lived in Moreno Valley since 1985 and have three
Evan Morgan is a product of Moreno Valley Unified School District. He moved to Moreno Valley in 1993, and attended Mountain View Middle School and graduated from Valley View High School. In 2002 Evan joined the U.S. Army and, due to his high ASVAB score, enlisted as a Military Intelligence soldier. After he left the military, Evan helped found a charitable electronic recycling company. During this time he attended DeVry University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration on Supply Chain Management. He formed a marketing and consulting firm that he named after his late stepfather, whose nickname was "Wolf." Evan currently owns and operates Wolf Designs Marketing. He is also a substitute teacher. His wife and two children are his motivation to serve the public as Board of Education Trustee for Area 5. Among his priorities are adequate funding for classroom supplies, better pay for teachers and an expansion of school facilities.