Madera County Board of Education

  • The Madera County Board of Education consists of seven (7) members elected from one of seven areas. The term of office is four (4) years.  Except as allowed by the Brown Act, board actions take place in public session to give interested and concerned citizens and groups an opportunity to be heard.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 5 of the Madera County Superintendent of Schools, 1105 South Madera Avenue in Madera. General information is available by calling the Madera County Superintendent of Schools at (559) 662-6274.

Area 1 - Shelley Deniz

  • Board Member Shelley Deniz

    Serving the electorate residing in portions of the Golden Valley, Chawanakee, Yosemite, and Bass Lake School Districts.

    Member since 2020.

    Term: 2020-2024

Area 2 - Tammy Loveland

  • Board Member Tammy Loveland
    Serving the electorate residing in portions of Raymond-Knowles, Bass Lake, and Yosemite Unified School Districts. 

    Member since 2020.

    Term: 2020-2024

Area 3 - Alfred Soares, Jr. (President)

  • Board President Alfred Soares, Jr.
    Serving the electorate residing in Chowchilla Elementary, Chowchilla Union High School, Alview-Dairyland, and portions of Madera Unified School Districts.

    Member since 2014.

    Term: 2018-2022

Area 4 - Brian Ramirez

  • Board Member Brian Ramirez
    Serving the electorate residing in portions of the Madera Unified School District.

    Member since 2020.

    Term: 2020-2024

Area 5 – Cathie Bustos (Vice President)

  • Board Vice President Cathie Bustos Serving the electorate residing in portions of the Golden Valley and Madera Unified School Districts.

    Served as President of the California County Boards of Education in 2010.

    Member since 1998.

    Term: 2020-2024

Area 6 - Joe Vived

  • Board Member Joe Vived
    Serving the electorate residing in portions of the Madera Unified School District.

    Member since 2016.

    Term: 2018-2022

Area 7 - Zimri Padilla

  • Board Member Zimri Padilla
    Serving the electorate residing in portions of Madera Unified School District.

    Member since 2020.

    Term: 2020-2024