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Governing Board Members
William S. Hart Union High School District
1945 to Date.


March 9, 1945 (First Board Elected)

Thomas M. Frew Jr., Newhall School District

S.S. Donaldson, Newhall School District

Mary P. Bonelli, Saugus School District

Mildred Gilmour, Castaic School District

Charles Brown, Mint Canyon and Sulphur Springs School Districts

Note: The Newhall, Saugus, Castaic, Mint Canyon and Sulphur Springs districts "united" to form the Santa Clarita "Union" High School District, which later changed its name to Hart. All five of the new trustees were current trustees in their respective elementary districts except for Frew, who had retired from the Newhall board.

1948-1950

Thomas M. Frew Jr.

S.S. Donaldson

Mary P. Bonelli

Mildred Gilmour

C.L. Dillenbeck

1951

C.L. Dillenbeck

S.S. Donaldson

Mildred Gilmour

Mary P. Bonelli

Thomas M. Frew (resigned)

Walter R. Cook

1952

S.S. Donaldson

Mary P. Bonelli

Chester A. Allen

Mildred Gilmour

Walter R. Cook

1953

Mildred Gilmour

Chester A. Allen

Charleton E. Hadley

Walter R. Cook

Howard Blackwell

Mary P. Bonelli

1954

Chester A. Allen

Charleton E. Hadley

Walter R. Cook

Mary P. Bonelli

Mildred Gilmour

1955

Mary P. Bonelli

Charleton E. Hadley

Chester A. Allen

Mildred Gilmour

Julio Lombardi

1956

Howard Gulley

Julio Lombardi

Ernest Malam

Mary P. Bonelli

Charleton E. Hadley

1957-1958

Adrian Adams

Howard Gulley

Charleton E. Hadley

Julio Lombardi

Edith Palmer

1959-1961

Dr. W.D. Ross

Adrian Adams

Julio Lombardi

Edith Palmer

Howard Gulley

1962

Dr. W.D. Ross

Edith Palmer

Adrian Adams

C.R. Huntsinger

Earl Schmidt

1963

Edith Palmer

Earl Schmidt

Dr. W.D. Ross

C.R. Huntsinger

1964-1967

C.R. Huntsinger

Dr. W.D. Ross

Edith Palmer

Earl Schmidt

Jereann Bowman

1968

D.R. Huntsinger

Elisha J. Agajanian

Dr. W.D. Ross

Earl Schmidt

Edward Duarte

1969

C.R. Huntsinger

Elisha J. Agajanian

Earl Schmidt (resigned)

Edward Duarte

Jereann Bowman (resigned)

Emmett Carraher

David Holden

1970

C.R. Huntsinger (recalled 1970)

Elisha J. Agajanian

Edward Duarte (recalled 1970)

S.A. Wright

David Holden

T.F. Hanson

C.E. Word

1971

S.A. Wright

David Holden

Elisha J. Agajanian

T.F. Hanson

C.E. Word

R.E. Kelley

1972

C.E. Word

R.E. Kelley

S.A. Wright

T.F. Hanson

David Holden

1973

C.E. Word

R.E. Kelley

T.F. Hanson

Kenneth C. Wullschleger

R. Crozier

7-1-1973 to 6-30-1974

Thomas Hanson, President

Robert Crozier, Clerk

Ruth Kelley

Carroll E. Word (resigned 6-30-1974)

Kenneth C. Wullschleger

7-1-1974 to 6-30-1975

Ruth Kelley, President

Kenneth C. Wullschleger, Clerk

Thomas Hanson

Robert Crozier

Connie Worden (12-1-1974)

4-1-1975 to 3-31-1976

Kenneth C. Wullschleger, President

Thomas Hanson

Robert Crozier

Connie Worden, Clerk

Dr. Patrick Shaughnessy

4-1-1976 to 4-3-1977

Robert Crozier, President

Dr. Patrick Shaughnessy, Clerk

Thomas Hanson

Connie Worden

Kenneth C. Wullschleger

4-1-1977 to 3-31-1978

Connie Worden, President

Louis Brathwaite, Clerk (4-12-1977)

Kenneth C. Wullschleger

Patrick Shaughnessy

Thomas Hanson (reelected 3-1977, resigned 5-25-1977)

Sheldon Allen (appointed to complete Hanson's unexpired term, until 3-1979)

1-10-1978 to 3-31-1979

Connie Worden, President

Louis Brathwaite, Clerk

Kenneth C. Wullschleger

Sheldon Allen

Jim Shuman (appointed to complete the unexpired term of Shaughnessy, who resigned)

7-19-1978 to 11-1979

Louis Brathwaite, President

Sheldon Allen, Clerk

Connie Worden

Kenneth C. Wullschleger (resigned eff. 1-23-1979)

James Putjenter (appointed to complete unexpired term of Shuman, who resigned)

Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (elected 3-6-1979 to complete Wullschleger's unexpired term)

12-4-1979 to 11-30-1981

Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, President 1980

Dr. Robert E. Keysor, Clerk 1980 (elected 1979, 2-year term)

Louis E. Brathwaite

Gerald H. Heidt (elected 1979)

Clara J. Stroup, Clerk 1981 (elected 1979)

12-8-1981 to 11-30-1983

Howard P. "Buck" Mckeon (reelected 1981)

Dr. Robert E. Keysor (reelected 1981)

Gerald H. Heidt, Clerk 1982, President 1983

Clara J. Stroup, President 1982

Sandra "Sandie" Loberg, Clerk 1983 (elected 1981)

12-6-1983 to 11-30-1985

Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Clerk 1984, President 1985

Dr. Robert E. Keysor, Clerk 1985

Gerald H. Heidt (reelected 1983)

Clara J. Stroup (reelected 1983)

Sandra "Sandie" Loberg, President

12-3-1985 to 11-30-1986

Clara J. Stroup, President

Gerald H. Heidt, Clerk

Dennis V. King (elected 1985)

Sandra L. Loberg (reelected 1985)

Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (reelected 1985)

Marge Coyne, Student Board Member

12-2-1986 to 11-30-1987

Gerald H. Heidt, President

Dennis V. King, Clerk

Sandra L. Loberg, Asst. Clerk

Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (resigned eff. 12-7-1987 upon election to Santa Clarita City Council)

Clara J. Stroup

Kim McKeon, Student Board Member

12-7-1987 to 11-30-1988

Dennis V. King, President

Sandra L. Loberg, Clerk

Clara J. Stroup, Asst. Clerk (reelected 1987)

William S. Dinsenbacher (appointed 12-7-1987 to complete McKeon's unexpired term)

Gerald H. Heidt (reelected 1987)

Cyndi Yee, Student Board Member

12-12-1988 to 11-30-1989

Sandra L. Loberg, President

Clara J. Stroup, Clerk

William S. Dinsenbacher, Asst. Clerk

Gerald H. Heidt

Dennis V. King

Antonia Cusumano, Student Board Member

12-5-1989 to 11-30-1990

Clara J. Stroup, President

William S. Dinsenbacher, Clerk ([re]elected 1989)

Gerald H. Heidt, Asst. Clerk

Dennis V. King (reelected 1989)

Sandra L. Loberg (reelected 1989)

Anne Bauccio, Student Board Member

12-30-1990 to 11-30-1991

William S. Dinsenbacher, President

Gerald H. Heidt, Clerk

Dennis V. King, Asst. Clerk

Sandra L. Loberg

Clara J. Stroup

Julie Stuart, Student Board Member

12-9-1991 to 11-30-1992

Dennis V. King, President

Sandra L. Loberg, Clerk

Paula E. Olivares, Asst. Clerk (elected 1991)

William S. Dinsenbacher

John R. Hassel (elected 1991)

Jennifer Phafler, Student Board Member

12-9-1992 to 11-30-1993

Sandra L. Loberg, President (did not seek reelection in 1993)

Paula E. Olivares, Clerk

John R. Hassel, Asst. Clerk

William S. Dinsenbacher

Dennis V. King (did not seek reelection in 1993)

Megan Hanrion, Student Board Member

12-8-1993 to 11-30-1994

Paula E. Olivares, President

John R. Hassel, Clerk

William S. Dinsenbacher (reelected 1993)

Patricia A. Hanrion (elected 1993)

Peter C. Warren (elected 1993, resigned 4-6-1994)

George Aliano (appointed to complete Warren's unexpired term)

Katherine Seifert, Student Board Member

12-14-1994 to 11-30-1995

John R. Hassel, President

William S. Dinsenbacher, Clerk

Patricia A. Hanrion, Asst. Clerk

Paula E. Olivares

George Aliano

Robert May, Student Board Member

12-13-1995 to 11-30-1996

William S. Dinsenbacher, President

Patricia A. Hanrion, Clerk

George Aliano, Asst. Clerk

Paula E. Olivares (reelected 1995)

John R. Hassel (reelected 1995)

Jocelyn Quevillon, Student Board Member

12-11-1996 to 11-30-1997

Patricia A. Hanrion, President (did not seek reelection in 1997)

George Aliano, Clerk (did not seek reelection in 1997)

Paula E. Olivares, Asst. Clerk

William S. Dinsenbacher (defeated 1997)

John R. Hassel

Samantha Rosenberg, Student Board Member

12-17-1997 to 11-30-1998

Paula E. Olivares, President

John R. Hassel, Clerk

Dennis V. King, Asst. Clerk (elected 1997)

Patricia A. Hanrion (reelected 1997)

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine (elected 1997)

Brianne Palmer, Student

12-16-1998 to 11-30-1999

John R. Hassel, President (did not seek reelection in 1999)

Dennis V. King, Clerk

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, Asst. Clerk

Paula E. Olivares (did not seek reelection in 1999)

Patricia A. Hanrion

Lauren Geissler, Student Board Member

12-7-1999 to 11-30-2000

Dennis V. King, President

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, Clerk

Patricia A. Hanrion, Asst. Clerk

Philip C. Ellis Jr. (elected 1999)

Steven M. Sturgeon (elected 1999)

Lindsay Pool, Student Board Member

12-13-2000 to 11-30-2001

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, President (defeated 2001)

Patricia A. Hanrion, Clerk

Philip C. Ellis Jr., Asst. Clerk

Dennis V. King

Steven M. Sturgeon

Katye Castan, Student Board Member

12-12-2001 to 11-30-2002

Patricia A. Hanrion, President (reelected 2001)

Philip C. Ellis, Clerk

Steven M. Sturgeon, Asst. Clerk

Dennis V. King (reelected 2001)

Paul B. Strickland (elected 2001)

Steven Arcos, Student Board Member (10-24-2001 to 6-5-2002)

12-18-2002 to 11-30-2003

Philip C. Ellis Jr., President (defeated 2003)

Steven M. Sturgeon, Clerk

Dennis V. King, Asst. Clerk

Patricia A. Hanrion

Paul B. Strickland

Doug Broers, Student Board Member (10-9-2002 to 6-11-2003)

12-17-2003 to 11-30-2004

Steven M. Sturgeon, President (reelected 2003)

Dennis V. King, Clerk

Paul B. Strickland, Asst. Clerk

Patricia A. Hanrion

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine (elected 2003)

Tyler Johnstone, Student Board Member (10-8-2003 to 6-9-2004)

12-15-2004 to 11-30-2005

Dennis V. King, President

Paul B. Strickland, Clerk

Patricia A. Hanrion, Asst. Clerk

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine

Steven M. Sturgeon

Heather Albin, Student Board Member (10-6-2004 to 5-4-2005)

12-14-2005 to 11-30-2006

Paul B. Strickland, President (reelected 2005)

Patricia A. Hanrion (reelected 2005)

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, Asst. Clerk

Steven M. Sturgeon

Dennis V. King (reelected 2005)

Lee Patterson, Student Board Member (11-16-2005 to 5-17-2006)

12-13-2006 to 11-30-2007

Patricia A. Hanrion, President

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, Clerk

Steven M. Sturgeon, Asst. Clerk

Dennis V. King

Paul B. Strickland

Samantha Tamboline, Student Board Member (10-18-2006 to 5-16-2007)

12-12-2007 to 11-30-2008

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, President (reelected 2007)

Steven M. Sturgeon, Clerk (reelected 2007)

Dennis V. King, Asst. Clerk

Paul B. Strickland

Patricia A. Hanrion

Sean Herron, Student Board Member (10-17-2007 to 5-21-2008)

12-10-2008 to 11-30-2009

Steven M. Sturgeon, President

Dennis V. King, Clerk (did not seek reelection in 2009)

Paul B. Strickland, Asst. Clerk

Patricia A. Hanrion (did not seek reelection in 2009)

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine

Abby Lim, Student Board Member (10-16-2008 to 5-20-2009)

12-9-2009 to 11-30-2010

Paul B. Strickland, President (reelected 2009)

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, Clerk

Robert N. Jensen Jr., Asst. Clerk (elected 2009)

Steven M. Sturgeon

Joseph V. Messina (elected 2009)

Taylor Arnone, Student Board Member (10-7-2009 to 6-9-2010)

12-15-2010 to 11-30-2011

Robert N. Jensen Jr., President

Joseph V. Messina, Clerk

Steven M. Sturgeon, Asst. Clerk

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine

Paul B. Strickland

Jade Lico, Student Board Member (10-20-2010 to 5-18-2011)

12-14-2011 to 11-30-2012

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, President (reelected 2011)

Joseph V. Messina, Clerk

Paul B. Strickland, Asst. Clerk

Steven M. Sturgeon (reelected 2011)

Robert N. Jensen Jr.

Melissa Morales, Student Board Member (10-19-2011 to 5-16-2012)

12-12-2012 to 11-30-2013

Joseph V. Messina, President

Steven M. Sturgeon, Clerk

Paul B. Strickland, Asst. Clerk (resigned eff. 5-1-2013)

Robert N. Jensen Jr.

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine

Chris Fall (appointed 6-5-2013 to complete Strickland's unexpired term; resigned eff. 8-16-2013)

Robert P. Hall (appointed 10-16-2013 to complete Fall's unexpired term)

Megan Mestas, Student Board Member (10-17-2012 to May 2013)

12-11-2013 to 11-30-2014

Steven M. Sturgeon, President

Robert N. Jensen Jr., Clerk {relected/unopposed 2013)

Gloria E. Mercado-Fortine, Asst. Clerk

Robert P. Hall

Joseph V. Messina {relected/unopposed 2013)

Paul B. Strickland (relected/unopposed 2013 due to timing of filing period; did not assume office)

William Oh, Golden Valley High School, Student Board Member (October 2013 to May 2014)

Claire Lee, Golden Valley High School, Student Board Member (October 2014 to May 2015)


Source documents (partial):

1948-1991 (Hart District, .pdf)

1991-2013 (Hart District, .doc)

WM. S. HART SCHOOL BOARD & ADMINISTRATION

ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, 1945—


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Dalbey: Survey of Schools 1933

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Unification Study 1948

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Story of Hart High (& District) 1952

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Irvin Shimmin, Superitendent 1951-1963

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Unification Effort 1964

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Recall Vote 9-15-1970

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SCV School District Reorganization Plan 1970-71

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Board & Admin (Partial) 1976

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Board 1986-87

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H. Clyde Smyth

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