About the Committee

  • The Portrait of a Graduate Committee was established on November 15, 2022. The Bakersfield City School District Board of Education established the committee to work with the Superintendent to collaborate with members of the community on the development of the Portrait of a Graduate.

    The Portrait of a Graduate Committee is charged with the following:

    • Serve as the Design Team and draft the following:
      • A prioritized set of competencies, including 21st century skills, mindsets and literacies, that students of the District should embody and exemplify by graduation.
      • A set of visuals that incorporates the identified priorities and conveys a compelling story.
    • Reach consensus about a selected visual to share with the District community for feedback.
    • Advise the Superintendent, based on feedback from the District community, on any revisions prior to final product submission to the Board for adoption.

    The Portrait of a Graduate Committee will meet a minimum of six times and may require additional meetings on an as-needed basis. The committee shall remain in existence until such time as the Superintendent and Board determine that the committee has completed its charge.


  • Superintendent Mark Luque

    Mr. Christopher Daines, Curriculum & Instruction

    Ms. Laura Guerrero Salgado, Board President

    Ms. Jessica Ercoli, New Teacher Development

    Mrs. Lillian Tafoya, Board Member

    Mr. Gabriel Barron, New Teacher Development

    Mrs. Laura Orozco, Assistant Superintendent

    Mrs. Leane Melo, Fiscal Services

    Dr. Tim Fulenwider, Executive Director

    Mr. George Fernandez, Campus Supervisor

    Mr. Mike Havens, Executive Director

    Mr. Chad Elmore, LiUNA

    Mrs. Rocio Munoz, Executive Director

    Mr. Bob Boyd, LiUNA

    Mrs. Christine Chapman, Executive Director

    Mrs. Lemuel Kwon, Principal, Casa Loma

    Mr. Alfonso Ceja, Executive Director

    Mrs. Shannon Jensen, Principal, College Heights

    Mrs. Brooke Smothers-Strizic, Executive Director

    Mrs. Teresa Arambula, Principal, Fremont

    Mr. Lewis Neal, Youth Services Coordinator

    Mrs. Julie Short, Principal, Sierra

    Mrs. Sandy Menendez, Confidential

    Ms. Denys Garcia, Multilingual Education

    Mrs. Michelle Santoyo, Confidential

    Ms. Elizabeth Gonzalez, Multilingual Education

    Ms. Felisa Patino, Extended Learning

    Ms. Deisy Galvan, Migrant Education

    Mr. Ken Walker, Extended Learning

    Ms. Elvira Mercado, Migrant Education

    Ms. Rolanda Tyler, Instructional Support Services

    Ms. Debby Shannon, State & Federal Programs

    Ms. Sarah Abraham, Instructional Support Services

    Ms. Sheila Trinidad, State & Federal Programs

    Ms. Antonia Serrano, Family & Community

    Ms. Arlene Contreras, Parent

    Ms. Kotanya Kimbrough, Family & Community

    Ms. Celia Sanchez, Parent

    Ms. Kristen Padilla, Curriculum & Instruction

    Ms. Lateisa White, Parent

    Ms. Lisa Chesmore, Parent

    Ms. Maria Arevalo, CSEA

    Ms. Maria Perez, Parent

    Mr. Randy Santaella, CSEA

    Mr. Miguel Lira, Parent

    Mr. Steve Comstock, BETA President

    Ms. Nastasia Santoyo, Parent

    Ms. Shannon Barnes, BETA

    Mr. Sam Molina, Parent

    Ms. Helen Cuevas, BETA

    Mr. Zack Smith, Parent

    Mr. Lance Jacobs, BETA

    Ms. Dinah May Jimenez, CSEA President

    Ms. Sandra Medina, BETA

    Ms. Karina Hernandez Sanchez, CSEA

    Mr. John Peterson, BETA