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About the Governing Board

Board Members (term expires):

David Gerson (2018)

Teresa Gerringer (2018) 

Suzy Pak (2018) 

Meredith Meade (2020) 

Rob Sturm (2018)

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Teresa Gerringer (Term ends December, 2018) Board President

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Teresa has served on the Lafayette School District Governing Board since 2000.  During that time, Teresa has served three terms as Board President, and has served on all of the Board committees.  

Current Board assignments are:  Negotiation, Benefits, Superintendent Search, a representative at the LPIE Board Meetings, and is the Community Liaison. She is also the Board liaison to Burton Valley Elementary.

As an education advocate and community leader, Teresa's current service includes Contra Costa County School Boards Association Vice-President-Programs, Lafayette Community Foundation Board Vice-Chair-Fundraising.

Previous Board service includes: Region 7 Delegate, California School Boards Association; Member, CSBA Legislation Committee; Advisor, CA State PTA Board of Managers; Co-Chair, Yes on E and J Parcel Tax Campaign Committees; Past President, Lafayette Community Foundation; Advisor, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; Trustee, Lafayette Library & Learning Center; Co-Chair, Lafayette Library & Learning Center Community Campaign; Past President, Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs; Past Chair, Las Trampas Council of PTAs Legislation Committee; Past President, Lafayette RAPPORT; Past President, Springhill PFC; and Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE, formerly LASF).

Teresa currently works for the California State Senate. Her past employment includes political strategist and community organizer; education consultant with clients such as WestEd; Vice President, Security Pacific Venture Capital, and computer consultant/instructor. She received her MBA from Pepperdine University,and her B.S.-Public Administration from Indiana University. She has been a resident of Lafayette since 1995 with husband Michael and two daughters, who benefitted from our local public schools.




Suzy Pak (Term ends December, 2018) Clerk of the Board

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Suzy has a background of more than 22 years in the asset management industry.  She is a native Californian and the product of California public schools.  She has a BA in Economics from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from San Jose State University.

Suzy is an active community volunteer with service on the Boards of the Springhill Elementary Parent Faculty Club, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation, National Charity League-Acalanes Chapter, the Contra Costa Child Abuse Prevention Council, the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Junior League of San Francisco, Lafayette for Education, and Educate Our State.  She served as the Treasurer for the Measure B parcel tax campaign in 2011 and 2014.

Her current Board assignments include Communications and Superintendent Search. She is also Board liaison to Happy Valley Elementary School.

She and her husband, Mark Gundacker, moved to Lafayette in 2001, where they reside with their two daughters who have been enrolled in the Lafayette School District since kindergarten.


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David Gerson (Term ends December, 2018) 
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David served as treasurer on the executive board of Springhill Elementary Parent Faculty Club 2008 through 2010 and has been an active parent volunteer at Springhill. David also is a community volunteer and recently retired as the Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa, a local non-profit that provides safety net food services to low income county residents. Previously he practiced tax law in Silicon Valley for over 20 years and retired from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 2009.

He is currently the Board liaison to Stanley Middle School and serves on the following Board Committees:  School Transportation/Bus JPA, Curriculum Council, Benefits, and Policy Review. He also serves on the Communications Committee as well as a representative at the LPIE (Lafayette Partners in Education) Board Meetings.

David and wife Stacii moved to Lafayette in 1997 and have twin daughters who attended Springhill Elementary, Stanley Middle School and are now at Acalanes High School.

Meredith Meade (Term ends December, 2020)

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Meredith Meade was elected to the Governing Board in November, 2016.

Meredith has volunteered in Lafayette since her oldest child began kindergarten at Lafayette Elementary in 2006.  Her roles have included: Lafayette Elementary School PTA Executive Board (2007-2013; President 2011-2013); Lafayette Partners in Education (2013-2016; President 2014-2016); Rapport (2010-2016; Chair 2013-2014); Rancho Colorados Swim & Tennis Club Board of Directors (Swim Director 2012-2014); and, Lafayette Swim Conference Board of Directors (Secretary 2016-present). She also volunteered for local parcel tax and bond measures, serving as a school site chair in 2011 and a signatory on the ballot in favor of Measure C, the 2016 bond measure passed for the upgrade and retrofit of the district’s schools.

Her current Board assignments include  Las Trampas Creek Council PTA, Policy Review, Joint City/District Traffic & Safety Committee, and Curriculum Council. Meredith is also the Board liaison to Lafayette Elementary.

Meredith grew up in southern California and attended public schools, graduating from UC Berkeley with a BA in History. Before volunteering and raising her children, Meredith worked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley.

Meredith and her husband, Dan, have lived in Lafayette since 1999, and have three children who have been enrolled in the Lafayette School District since kindergarten.

Rob Sturm (Term ends December 2018)

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Rob was appointed through a provisional appointment to serve as a Governing Board Member on August 16, 2017

Rob has been a practicing labor and employment attorney and litigator for the past 25 years.  He obtained his BS in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and his JD from Boston University Law School. 

Rob has spent significant time during his professional career doing volunteer service.  His non-profit work has included volunteer teaching and non-profit board service and has served for many years on the Board of Directors for CASA for Children of Klamath Falls and the Northern California Employment Round Table.  He currently serves as an Executive Board Member on the Burton Valley PTA (Vice-President, Education) and on the Board of the Lafayette Homeowners Council. 

His current Board assignments include the Joint City/District Traffic & Safety Committee, Negotiations, a representative at the Las Trampas Creek Council PTA as well as LPIE (Lafayette Partners in Education) Board Meetings. 

Rob Sturm, his wife Kristina, and their three children have lived in Lafayette since 2009.  Their oldest child attends Burton Valley Elementary and his two younger siblings will be enrolling over the next four years.