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 Introduction

The Placer County Board of Education consists of seven members, each elected to four-year terms representing single-member areas in seven geographic regions throughout Placer County. They are an elected governing board that operates under the authority of the California Constitution, the Legislature, the California Education Code and the State Board of Education.

The Board of Education approves the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the county office and its charters, approves the county office budget, and serves as the appellate body for interdistrict transfer, expulsion and charter school appeals. 

 Trustee Biographies



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Area No. 1
Term Expires: 2022
Vice President
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​Mr. Sergey Terebkov

Mr. Sergey Terebkov was appointed to the Placer County Board of Education in 2021.

Professionally, Mr. Terebkov currently serves as the Director of School, Parent and Government Relations for Gateway Community Charters. He also serves as the Founder and President of the Slavic American Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Business Advisory Council. Previously, he served in a variety of community leadership roles with the City of Roseville Transportation Commission, Sacramento Metro Chamber Board of Directors and Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance in addition to numerous others.

Mr. Terebkov graduated from Dubna University in Moscow with a degree in social work.

As a board member, Mr. Terebkov is committed to preserving and improving public education opportunities for all families in Placer County. He believes public schools should serve as a pathway to either higher education or an opportunity to obtain well-paying jobs through career pathways.

Learn more about Mr. Sergey Terebkov in the "Speed Briefings with the Board" video series.


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Area No. 2
Term Expires: 2022
Board Member
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Mr. Andrew Tagg

Mr. Andrew Tagg was appointed to the Placer County Board of Education in February 2022.

Professionally, Mr. Tagg serves as Vice President, Commercial Banking for First Northern Bank and brings more than 25 years of finance expertise to the County Board. He recently served as a school board trustee, and former Board President, for the Roseville Joint Union High School District and has been intricately involved in the south Placer community. Mr. Tagg has solidified relationships with business leaders, community leaders, educators and members of local nonprofit organizations.  He has also served on the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation, City of Roseville Library Board, and Dry Creek school site councils.  

Mr. Tagg earned his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with an emphasis in Economics from California State University, Chico and completed the prestigious CBA Executive Banking School at Furman University.

Mr. Tagg strongly believes in our public education system and in public service. He believes every student should benefit from a quality education and environment that produces a path for success. He and his wife are longtime Roseville residents and have a daughter who is the product of Placer County schools (Dry Creek and Roseville Joint).



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Area No. 3
Term Expires: 2024
Board Member
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Dr. David Patterson

David Patterson, Ed.D., was elected to the Placer County Board of Education in 2012 and brings more than three decades of experience creating, managing and helping others develop high-performing schools in California and across the nation.

Dr. Patterson currently serves as a founding board member of California Charter Authorizing Professionals (CCAP), a nonprofit dedicated to the improvement of charter school oversight. He also serves as an adjunct professor with the Fortune School of Education.

Dr. Patterson’s previous experience includes serving as the Director of CARSNet (Charter Authorizers Regional Support Network), Director of the Charter Schools Office for the Alameda County Office of Education, and Special Projects Director for Gateway Community Charters in Sacramento as well as the Superintendent for Athlos Academies, which operates innovative classroom-based schools in multiple states.

Dr. Patterson is the founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools which include three high-performing Core Knowledge elementary charter schools and a college preparatory middle-high school. Prior to opening the Rocklin Academies, Dr. Patterson was the Director of Governmental Relations for the California Network of Educational Charters, the predecessor of the California Charter School Association, representing charter schools before the legislature, the State Board of Education, California Department of Education and the Governor’s Office. Dr. Patterson also previously served for ten years at the California Department of Education where he became the Department’s point person for charter schools. He has also served many years as an elected school board member in Del Paso Heights and Rocklin.

Dr. Patterson is a recognized professional in traditional and charter school law and policy, school reform and an acknowledged leader in state and national political and legislative activities. The California Charter Schools Association recognized him as the recipient of the “Hart Vision Award for Charter School Leader of the Year” in 2012 and 1998 for outstanding leadership and excellence in education.

Dr. Patterson earned a Doctorate in Education and Policy from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA.

His wife Kathleen is a retired Rocklin High School math teacher and their three adult sons are graduates of Rocklin Unified School District Schools.

Learn more about Dr. Dave Patterson in the "Speed Briefings with the Board" video series.



Area No. 4
Term Expires: 2022
Board Member
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R. Jan Pinney

Mr. R. Jan Pinney was appointed to the Placer County Board of Education in February 2022.

Mr. Pinney is a well-regarded business leader and military veteran who is influential in the life insurance and property/casualty insurance industries. He is a founding board member of the Eureka Schools Foundation and former school board trustee of the Roseville Joint Union High School District where he served for more than 20 years. Additionally, Mr. Pinney served his community and the greater Sacramento region through leadership roles with the Sacramento Suburban Kiwanis Club, Golden Empire Council of the Boys Scouts of America and the Sacramento County Red Tape Task Force.

Mr. Pinney holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Utah. Additionally, he earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designations from American College and earned the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation from the American Institute for Property & Casualty Underwriters, Inc.

Mr. Pinney wants to make a difference in the community through service and believes that public education must work for the good of society.



Kellie Gnile




Area No. 5
Term Expires: 2024
President
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Ms. Kelli Gnile

Ms. Kelli Gnile was elected to the Placer County Board of Education in 2012 and has more than 25 years of experience in education, and served as Board President in 2018. She was first elected to the Rocklin Unified School District Board in 1992 as new schools were emerging in a rapidly growing district. She went on to serve on the Horizon Charter School Board, and the Pleasant Grove School Site Council. She has raised five children and concurrently worked on numerous committees and in the classroom as a volunteer.

For her own education, Ms. Gnile grew up traveling the world and attending a new school just about every year. She attended the University of Washington and studied business and political science. Professionally, she works as a Human Resource Manager with a background in accounting both in a public-school environment and for private companies.

Ms. Gnile has volunteered her free time with Lincoln High School Sober Grad Event for more than 10 years and is active in Bayside events and compassion projects. She serves the Western Placer Lincoln area, where she and her husband have lived since 1996. She enjoys traveling and keeping up with her twelve grandchildren.

Learn more about Ms. Kelli Gnile in the "Speed Briefings with the Board" video series. 



Area No. 6
Term Expires: 2022
Board Member
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Dr. Renee Regacho-Anaclerio

Renee Regacho-Anaclerio, Ed.D., was appointed to the Placer County Board of Education in January 2022.

Before her professional retirement in 2016, Dr. Regacho-Anaclerio worked in education for more than 30 years, most recently with the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) as the Deputy Superintendent where she oversaw curriculum and instruction, professional development, career technical education, alternative education and prevention services. She also worked as a director in the capital region for the Statewide System of District and School Support as well as served as the Roseville City School District Assistant Superintendent.

Dr. Regacho-Anaclerio is dedicated to public service and currently serves on the board of the Latino Leadership Council. She has also been involved with numerous community and civic activities including serving on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club, Sutter Hospital Community Partnerships, Placer Nature Center, Prosper Placer, Gathering Inn, Child Advocates of Placer County, United Way's Educational Impact Council and as a chair of her church's Pastoral Council.

She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Master of Arts in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Social Work.

Dr. Regacho-Anaclerio is passionate about the role that education can, and should, play in preparing children for a fulfilling future in which they can contribute to the betterment of our community and society. She believes education can be a social equalizer when systems operate with intention and commitment towards equity, and they prepare students to be responsible citizens in our democracy.


Lyyn Oliver


Area No. 7
Term Expires: 2024
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Ms. Lynn Oliver

Ms. Lynn Oliver was appointed to the Placer County Board of Education in August 2008; elected to a full term as Area 5 representative in November 2009; and elected to a full term as Area 4 representative in November 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Ms. Oliver graduated from Vassar College. She received her teaching credential and Master's Degree in Education from New York University. Ms. Oliver taught at both the elementary and secondary levels in New York City before moving to California. Ms. Oliver served on the Alta Dutch Flat School Board for 16 years. Ms. Oliver, currently a real estate broker, lives in Gold Run with her husband, Douglas Oliver.  She has three children and two grandchildren.

As a board member, Ms. Oliver is committed to ensuring a quality education for every child in Placer County. She supports PCOE’s efforts to provide services for each district, sound fiscal governance, staff development, innovative programs and strong vigorous leadership.





 FAQ's

HOW MANY BOARD MEMBERS SERVE ON THE COUNTY BOARD? 

The County Board consists of seven members whose terms shall be staggered so that as nearly as practicable, one half of the County Board members shall be elected on the date and in the same manner prescribed for election of governing board members of school districts.​

HOW LONG IS A BOARD MEMBERS TERM?

The term of office for County Board members elected in regular elections shall be four years, commencing on the second Friday in December subsequent to their election. 

 Meeting Spotlight

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Regular Board Meeting​​


Date:   July 14, 2022

Location: In-Person, Burns Conference Room, 360 Nevada Street, Auburn

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Public Comment: Will be held at the start of the meeting


 Quotations

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"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world"​

​-Malala Yousafzai