Board

Sierra Sands Board of Education

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Amy Castillo-Covert,
Board Member

Mrs. Castillo-Covert was elected to serve a sixth term on the board in November 2018. She has a background in family resource serving families with special needs children. She has had children and grandchildren in Sierra Sands Unified School District since 1985. She currently serves as the district representative to the NAFIS organization and serves on the executive boards of two sub organizations within NAFIS. Ms. Castillo-Covert is a graduate of the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance Program.

Phone: 760-608-1060
Email: acovert@ssusd.org

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William Farris,
Board Member

Mr. Farris has served on the Board of Education from 1984 through 2006 and 2008 until the present. He has been in business in Ridgecrest since 1976. His 12 children and 5 grandchildren have attended Sierra Sands schools. He serves as Delegate for Region 12 of the California School Boards Association.

Email: bfarris@ssusd.org 
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Tim Johnson,
Board Member

Mr. Johnson has served on the Board of Education from 2008 through 2012 and 2014 until the present. He serves as Delegate for Region 12 of the California School Boards Association.  He is the Deputy Chief Operational Test Director at AIRTEVRON NINE (VX-9) at NAWS China Lake. Tim also serves as a Captain in the Navy Reserve. He has four children, all of whom graduated from Sierra Sands schools.   His wife Barbara is a retired Sierra Sands teacher. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance Program
 Phone: 
760-977-1167
Email: tjohnson@ssusd.org
KR Kurt Rockwell,
Board President
Mr. Rockwell was elected to the Board of Education in 2006. He is the Unmanned Systems Director for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake and Pt. Mugu, CA. All three of his children have attended elementary, middle, and high school at Sierra Sands and are all graduates of Burroughs High School.  Mr. Rockwell is a graduate of the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance Program.
Phone: 760-382-9287
Email: krockwell@ssusd.org

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Mike Scott,
Board Vice President

Mr. Scott was elected to the Board of Education in 1996. He previously served as the DARE officer for our schools during his 32 year career in law enforcement with the Ridgecrest Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff's Office. He recently retired as a Lieutenant and is now working as a Security Specialist for NAWS China Lake.

Email: mscott@ssusd.org
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