Prior to her tenure at El Segundo High School, Nancy owned and operated an executive search firm in El Segundo. She took an active role in the business community, serving as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Business and Professional Women. She spearheaded the effort to retain the LA Air Force Base and co-founded Leadership El Segundo. After retiring from teaching, Nancy wrote grants to obtain funding for ESUSD and developed and facilitated the Teacher Externship program to build bridges and partnerships between the classroom and the workplace.
Nancy grew up on a farm in Illinois and graduated from Knox College in Galesburg. She began her teaching career at Santa Monica High School, attending UCLA to complete her California Teaching Credential. Subsequently, she earned a Master of Arts from Chapman University and her National Board Certification. Nancy's two children, Lori and Greg, attended El Segundo schools, and now one of her five grandchildren goes to kindergarten here. She and her partner Jeff travel frequently both to explore and to keep in touch with extended family.
Jeanie received her Ed.D. in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University, an MS in Counseling from CSU, Long Beach and her BS in Psychology from Point Loma College in San Diego. She has been extensively involved in various professional organizations within the California Community Colleges and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA). In 2009, she received the ACCCA Volunteer of the Year award.
Born and raised in Japan, but educated in English, Jeanie has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. She has a great interest in culture and international education. Jeanie is married to Spence Bauer and has three step-children who graduated from the El Segundo School District and two of her own children who are both graduates of San Diego State University. Jeanie's experience with her five children and the thousands who come through the community colleges has strengthened her resolve to help all students receive the educational support they need to be successful in both their college and career pursuits.
Dr. James C. Garza - Member
Jim Garza is a long time resident of El Segundo. He graduated from El Segundo High School in 1980. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Loyola Marymount University. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in counseling, and he has Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his degrees, Jim holds a Single Subject Credential, a Multiple Subject Credential, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, a Language Development Specialist Certificate and an Administrative Services Credential.
For the past 21 years Jim has served as a school administrator, 18 of those years as an administrator with El Segundo Unified School District, including principal of El Segundo High School. During Jim's tenure at ESHS the school was recognized as a three time "California Distinguished School", a first for the school. Jim also designed and implemented the Career Pathways, introducing Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to the high school for both engineering and biomedical sciences. He was also involved in all aspects of the various modernization projects at the high school. Jim is currently the Director of Secondary Education in the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
Jim and his wife Karen have two daughters Casey (ESHS Class of 1999), Hannah (ESHS Class of 2013), and one son, Joseph (ESHS Class of 2015).