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Board of Trustees
c/o Larkspur-Corte Madera School District Office
230 Doherty Drive
Larkspur, CA 94939

Julia Ritter
President, Term Ends 2015 
Julia and her husband Peter have lived in Larkspur since 2002, and have three children enrolled in the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District.  Julia attended public schools in Palos Verdes, California, and pursued her interest in literature and teaching at UCLA, where she completed her B.A. and M.Ed. degrees.  She earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from NYU and has held teaching positions at the high school and university levels.  Prior to her appointment to the Board of Trustees in July 2010, Julia was actively involved in the District, serving as a PTA President at Neil Cummins for two years, and as a member of the District Advisory Council.

Christman Susan Christman
Vice President, Term Ends 2017
Susan has lived in Larkspur since 1993 and served on the Board since 2011. She is currently VP of the Board; served on the Facilities Design Committee and the City of Larkspur Rose Garden Facilities’ Master Plan Committee. Susan stands behind the value of a public school education and knows the importance of serving children by bringing together parents, teachers, staff, and the greater community. Prior to her election, Susan served on the LCMSD Advisory Board in 2009-2010; was Co-Chair of the Larkspur School District Parcel Tax Campaign in 2009; served on the Neil Cummins PTA Board from 2005 to 2009; and was the PTA Honorary Service Award recipient in 2010. Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, received her juris doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and practiced law for 6 years in the Bay Area. Susan and her husband Todd have two children who both started at Neil Cummins as kindergartners and attend Hall MS and Redwood HS.

Sally RelovaRelova
Clerk, Term Ends 2015
Sally and her husband David Shellenberger have been Corte Madera residents since 2002. Their twin boys are completing 3rd grade at Neil Cummins and her older son is a 7th grader at Hall. Sally was born in the Philippines and came to the United States for college (B.A. Liberal Arts, Math and Computer Science concentration, Mount Holyoke College, MA) and graduate school (M.S. Operations Research, College of William and Mary, VA).  Tired of the cold winters, she moved to CA and worked for Fair Isaac for 12 years and J.P. Morgan Chase for 4.  She is currently a Vice President at Wells Fargo, specializing in online sales and marketing analytics.  Sally has been a long standing home room parent, hot lunch volunteer, and holiday store elf (since 2002!).   With 3 growing boys, she has been involved with local sports -- team mom, coach, cheerleader -- and with the extracurricular educational program at one of our local parishes.

Daniel Durkin
Trustee, Term Ends 2017 
Dan lives in Corte Madera with his wife Maria and two daughters, who attend the Larkspur-Corte Madera schools. Dan is an active volunteer in the classrooms where he enjoys sharing his knowledge of nature, science, and mathematics with the children. Prior to having children, Dan was an Engineering Physicist at Stanford University and a Staff Scientist at The University of California at Berkeley. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Physics from The Johns Hopkins University. Dan hails from the Maryland countryside, heading west as a young man for graduate school at Berkeley.

Andrea Pierpont
Trustee, Term Ends 2017
Andrea and her husband, Tim, have lived in Corte Madera for 14 years. They have two daughters who attended Neil Cummins since Kindergarten and who currently are enrolled at Hall Middle School.  Andrea attended public schools in Minnesota and Connecticut and earned her BA from St. Lawrence University majoring in Government.  She has over 13 years of professional experience in the corporate world as a Commercial Underwriting Manager and Management Consultant.  Andrea has been an active volunteer in our schools and has held various roles on the PTA boards, provided hands-on help in the classrooms, and acted as head room parent for many years. In 2011, Andrea served as Campaign Chair for the successful $26 million "Measure A" General Obligation Bond, the first of the two-part facilities bonds to relieve overcrowding in our district.  
Last Modified on April 2, 2014