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 - Grant Sturm

  • Picture of Board Member Grant Sturm Representing portions of the Golden Valley Unified School District, Chawanakee Unified School District, Yosemite Unified School District and the Bass Lake Joint Union School District.

    Member since November 1994. Term expires November 2020.

Area 2 - Sara Wilkins (President)

  • Picture of Board President Sara Wilkins Representing portions of Raymond-Knowles Union School Distict, Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District and Yosemite Unified School District. 

    Member since February 1989.  Served as President of the California County Boards of Education in 2003. Term expires November 2018.

Area 3 - Alfred Soares, Jr. (Vice President)

  • Picture of Board Member Alfred Soares Jr. Representing Chowchilla Elementary School District, Chowchilla Union High School District, Alview-Dairyland Union School District, and portions of Madera Unified School District.

    Member since December 2014. Term Expires November 2018.

Area 4 - Nancy Prosperi

  • Picture of Board Member Nancy Prosperi Representing a portion of the Madera Unified School District.

    Member since September 2015. Term expires November 2020.

Area 5 – Cathie Bustos

  • Picture of Board Member Cathie Bustos Representing a portion of the Golden Valley Unified and Madera Unified School Districts.

    Member since March 1998. Served as President of the California County Boards of Education in 2010. Term expires November 2020.

Area 6 - Joe Vived

  • Picture of Board Member Joe Vived Representing a portion of Madera Unified School District.

    Member since December 2016. Term expires November 2018.

Area 7 - Bobby Thatcher

  • Picture of Board Member Bobby Thatcher Representing a portion of Madera Unified School District.

    Member since December 1983. Term expires November 2020.