DUSD Welcomes New Board President and Vice President
December 21, 2019
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees held their election of President and Vice President for the 2020 calendar year. Pursuant to Education Code Sections 35011 and 35143, every school district governing board consisting of five or more members shall, at its annual meeting, elect both positions from its members and this information is subsequently filed with the County Superintendent of Schools.
We’d like to formally congratulate Dan Cherrier, our new Board President and Megan Rouse, our continuing Board Vice President on their elections. We are looking forward to working with you and continuing our mission to educate every student to become a lifelong learner by providing a safe and supportive environment that fosters collective responsibility for each student’s success. With the recent elections of Catherine Kuo and Gabrielle Blackman, we are thankful to have a full, five-member, Board of Trustees entering the New Year who will be working together to make important decisions for our students, and community.
Learn more about Dan Cherrier, Board President
A Dublin resident since 1994, Dan Cherrier held many volunteer roles in our community and school district, including serving on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, being an engineering mentor at Dublin High School, and participating in John Green Elementary’s student site council.
In 2016, Mr. Cherrier began his tenure on the Board, elected on a platform of "Excellence in Education" and "Wise Spending to Match.” He championed significant improvements in spending practices that have made an impact in the district, but believed more could be done to solve complex challenges the district faced. During his first term on the Board, Mr. Cherrier was elected to the position of Board Vice President. In 2018, Mr. Cherrier was re-elected to the Board, campaigning on a platform that focused on educational excellence, financial transparency, finding solutions for overcrowding, and making the new high school a reality.
In a July 2018 interview with the Livermore Independent, while campaigning for re-election, Mr. Cherrier stated, “I want to continue my work in representing the people in District 5. We still have much to do, especially creating a new high school that will be of sufficient size and facilities to meet the needs of the future students.” He went on to say, “solving the capacity crisis that is being experienced across the district requires an experienced leader and the ability to work within a limited budget.”
As the Board’s new President, Mr. Cherrier will now play a key role in making the dream of a second comprehensive high school a reality.
Learn more about Megan Rouse, Board Vice President
A Dublin resident since 1997, Megan Rouse first came to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees in 2013 when she was named a provisional appointee, replacing David Haubert, who was elected to the City Council. At that time, Ms. Rouse was a Certified Financial Planner with community leadership experience. She has a history of working in Dublin schools, something she has continued to do on a regular basis since being elected. Prior to working as a financial planner, she spent several years as an investment banker in New York and San Francisco.
Ms. Rouse has been an active supporter of parcel tax and bond initiatives, giving up a great deal of her personal time to ensure these measures pass so that Dublin can better manage its rapid growth. She is also a member of the Dublin Rotary and has served on many committees, including the Wellness Committee, Facilities Committee, and Tri-Valley SELPA.
In a 2013 interview, Ms. Rouse stated, "I wholeheartedly believe in the DUSD mission to ensure every student becomes a lifelong learner. I am passionate about education and creating a stronger community and I believe my broad and deep financial skills will be an asset to the board."
Ms. Rouse was most recently re-elected to the Board in 2018. She represents Trustee Area 2.
Be sure to save the date for our first Board of Trustees meeting next year on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 5:30pm.
Have a wonderful holiday break!