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Board Members

Scott Sewell, Board President
 
Scott was born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii and did his college education in San Diego and Los Angeles. He became a paramedic in Los Angeles in 1989 before pursuing a career with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1998 where he is still employed as a Senior Fish Wildlife and Habitat Supervisor of Wildlife Areas, Fish and Wildlife and Land Management.

Scott has lived in Nuevo since 2005 and is married with 4 children. The 2 older children attended Nuview Elementary, Mountain Shadows Middle School and Nuview Bridge Early College High School. His 2 younger children currently attend school within the district where Scott participates in many different activities including field trips, open houses, school site councils, and other extracurricular school functions.

Scott is an outdoor enthusiast where he is actively involved in fish and wildlife conservation, hunting, fishing and promoting youth programs. Scott is involved in different community groups including the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and the American Cancer Society.

Scott has been participating in various committees and governing bodies for many years including being Class President at PLNU, Student Body Representative and other seats on organizations, committees, and task forces. He is familiar with policies and procedures of governing boards and is dedicated to holding them to their highest standard.

Scott is committed to the public educational opportunities in our school district and is on the governing school board to help provide the best education and experiences available for our children. He believes we need to help the students fulfill their highest potential and prepare them for the workforce, further educations, a productive life, and becoming good stewards of our community.
Christine Upton,  Vice President
 
Christine is a native Californian who discovered Nuevo at age 12. She spent weekends and summers here. Her ties to the area were cemented when she met Nuevo native, Thomas Upton. They married in 1964 when she graduated from Rosemead High School. She received her BA in psychology from the University of California at Riverside, Cum Laude. Having fallen in love with the classroom while substitute teaching she decided to pursue a career in education. She also completed graduate work in elementary education at UCR which culminated in a California Teaching Credential for grades kindergarten through 8. Being a lifelong learner, Christine eventually finished 60 units of graduate work largely through UCR and Cal State San Bernardino.

After receiving her teaching credential, she taught kindergarten for 3 years at Val Verde. In December of 1977, Christine was hired by Nuview Union School District to teach second grade. She taught for the Nuview District for the next 28 years. Most of that time was at Nuview Elementary, but she spent a very enjoyable 5 years at Valley View Elementary school as well. During her career at Nuview, she had the privilege of team teaching for 5 years with her husband Thomas. They had 64 students at a time in room 10. It was a very busy place and great fun. Much later, she was able to team with her daughter, Laura. While at Nuview, Christine received awards for teaching, art, and reading. She was also honored as Nuview District's Teacher of the Year. She and Thomas presented many workshops in science instruction for Riverside County Office of Education. She served as president of the Nuview District Teacher's Association for several terms.

Upon retirement, she wanted to continue serving the District. Since her election to the Board of Trustees in 2008, Christine has worked hard to improve board relations with employee groups. She believes in listening to as many voices as possible before making decisions. She makes an effort to be at numerous school functions throughout the year so she can be easily accessible to parents, teachers and other area residents. Christine welcomes communication from anyone with a concern. She works diligently on the school board trying to make sure that educational opportunities for Nuview's students continue to improve. This, and providing the children of the community with a safe learning environment are her top priorities.
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Douglas S. Frey, Clerk
 
Doug is a retired Riverside County Sheriff’s Investigator. During his 29-plus years of law enforcement, Doug served the communities of Temecula, Perris, Nuevo, Hemet and San Jacinto. Doug has a degree in Administration of Justice and is a P.O.S.T. Certified Mounted Instructor. He has also served on the California Mounted Officers Association Board of Directors. Doug worked many assignments within the Sheriff’s Department, including Field Training Officer, Community Oriented Policing Team, Mounted Enforcement Officer, Off-Road Enforcement, Bicycle Patrol and other law enforcement assignments. Most notably, Doug was a School Resource Officer assigned to Paloma Valley High School for four years. It is Doug’s hope that this experience will help support the best interests of the school district as it relates to student safety and success. Doug continues to serve the Sheriff’s Department as the coordinator of the Hemet/San Jacinto Mounted Posse.

Doug and his family have lived in Nuevo since 1993 and both of his children attended schools in Nuview Union School District. His wife, Tina, is a counselor at Nuview Bridge Early College High School and his son, Matthew, who was the district’s first Valedictorian, is currently a Mt. San Jacinto College dual-enrollment college professor and a math teacher at the high school. His daughter, Sarah, is a nursing instructor. Doug attributes his children’s academic and career successes to the excellent educational foundation they received from Nuview Union School District.

Doug believes that having a passion for the mission of the district, coupled with his strong desire for stewardship to others will serve the community well. With the support of a committed, passionate board, Nuview Union School district will remain a premier school district in the State of California. As a school board member, Doug is committed to being accessible, collaborating with all stakeholders, and building public understanding, support, and participation.
 
Ken French, Member
Jaime Sanchez, Member