Term Ends: December 2022
Mrs. Karin J. Morgan is serving her first term on the Brawley Union High School District Board of Education after being elected in November of 2018. She and her husband Andrew have lived, worked, and raised three children in Brawley. They enjoy watching their four granchildren grow up in Brawley and attend Brawley schools. Mrs. Morgan is a graduate of San Diego State University, earning her B.A. in Recreation Administration. She retired in 2012 after thiry-four years of service with the City of Brawley, serving twenty-six years as Director of Parks and Recration. Mrs. Morgan is looking forward to working together with the students, parents, and staff at BUHSD to provide our students with the tools and support necessary to succeed.
With eighteen years of service, Gloria G. Santillan has been a noteworthy leader in the Brawley High School and Elementary School District Boards. You may know her from her work as Chief Financial Officer at Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo and A & S Health Care Services, but Mrs. Santillan can also be credited with contributions to the Brawley Boys and Girls Club, IVROP and St. Margaret Mary Finance Committee. Gloria has been honored with Women of the Year, Center for Family Solutions and recognized in Valley Women Magazine. She holds a Bachelor Science degree in Accounting from SDSU and a CPA license. Gloria will work on solidifying the bridge between our feeder school districts to provide the highest quality education for all BUHS students.
Mr Joel A. Gonzalez was elected to Brawley Union High School Board of Trustees in 2020. Mr. Gonzalez is a lifelong resident of Brawley. He proudly graduated from Brawley Union High in 1998. He is married to Carla and together they have 4 children, Jonathan, Savannah, Makayla and Jocelyn. Mr. Gonzalez started his career in law enforcement in 2001 at the Imperial County Sheriff's office as a Deputy. After about 8 yrs, Mr Gonzalez opened his own business, which he has been successful in for the past 12 years. Mr Gonzalez 's involvement in the community include Brawley Chamber, Hidalgo Society, Elks Lodge and La Gente car club. Mr. Gonzalez is looking forward to working with our school staff, parents and students at BUHS.
Mr. Rosendo Garcia (Rusty) was elected to the Brawley Union High School District Board of Education in 1987 and was reelected in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2020. Mr. Garcia is a life-long resident of Brawley and an alumnus of Brawley Union High School. He attended Imperial Valley College and San Diego State University. His professional experience includes 23 years of employment with the Imperial County Probation Department. He retired from the department in July of 2011. Mr. Garcia is an advocate for children’s education; a strong believer in the benefits of quality public schools; and a proponent for athletics; the use of technology; the arts; as well as Career Technical Education. He is married and has three children who graduated from Brawley High School. Mr. Garcia is actively involved in the community organizations such as the Hidalgo Society and Knights of the Columbus that stress the importance of educating all students and promoting community and cultural growth.
Gabe Contreras was first elected to the Brawley Union High School District Board of Trustees in 2013 and was re-elected in 2018. He is a proud Class of 1993 BUHS graduate. He has four beautiful children: Savannah, Gabriel, Kamryn, and Sienna. Gabe has been involved in Imperial Valley Sports for over 13 years serving in various coaching capacities. He has been a local business owner for the past 16 years and strives to give back to the community. He is involved with the Rotarians, Chambers of Commerce, and the Imperial Valley Young Professionals Organization.