Three Sworn In & 2021 Board President, Vice President Appointments During Annual Organizational Meeting

During their Annual Organizational meeting, the Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Joan Laursen as the 2021 PUSD Board President and Mark Miller as Vice President. Superintendent David Haglund also swore in PUSD’s newly elected Trustees Kelly Mokashi and Mary Jo Carreon, as well as Steve Maher for his second term.

Board President Joan Laursen was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010 and is currently serving her third term. Laursen brings significant leadership and experience to her role, serving as Board President in 2016 and currently working at the Alameda County Office of Education as Director I of District Advisory Services. President Laursen serves as a representative on a number of Board appointed committees including the Alameda County School Board Association (ACSBA), PUSD Board Budget Subcommittee and Board Policy Subcommittee

“It continues to be a privilege to serve the students and families of Pleasanton,” said Laursen. “I look forward to working alongside Vice President Miller and hand-in-hand with Trustees Carreon, Mokashi and Maher to best support our students during this critical time in our history."

Board Vice President Mark Miller has served as a PUSD Trustee since being elected in November 2016 and is currently serving his second term. Miller serves on a number of Board appointed committees including the Regional Occupational Program (ROP), Alameda County School Board Association (ACSBA), PUSD Board Audit Subcommittee and Board Budget Subcommittee. 


The District also recognized former Trustee Jamie Yee for her 12 years of public service on the Board, as well as many more as a parent leader and advocate. 

“Thank you, Jamie, for your service to our students and families,” said Superintendent Haglund. “PUSD is better because of your work to ensure that our students become resourceful, resilient, responsible, and engaged world citizens.”