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Board of Education

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education is comprised of seven elected members, is the governing body of the District, which acts during legally constituted meetings in which a quorum of the Board is present. It derives its powers from the Constitution and Statutes of the State of California. The government of the school is vested in the Board of Education. The Board of Education represents the people of the District.  It functions as a goal setting, policy making and evaluating body.  The Board has complete jurisdiction over the District, its programs, employees, pupils, building sites and equipment. Board members occupy unique roles because they are also citizens, and, in some cases, parents. This unique status causes Board members to have a special responsibility when they are acting as citizens or parents because their elected positions carry a great deal of prestige and visibility.

Board members are elected by the public to work for the best education interest of all of its students.

Karen Yelsey

TRUSTEE AREA IV (2018-2022)

Email: kyelsey@nmusd.us
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: 949-500-4051
Fax: 949-675-2167

SCHOOLS LOCATED IN TRUSTEE AREA 4

Andersen Elementary
Harbor View Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary
Trustee Area 4 Map

Michell Barto

TRUSTEE AREA V (2018-2022)

Email: mbarto@nmusd.us
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: 949-697-0821

SCHOOLS LOCATED IN TRUSTEE AREA 5

Newport Harbor High School
Ensign Intermediate
Newport Elementary
Trustee Area 5 Map

Charlene Metoyer

TRUSTEE AREA II (2018-2022)

Email: cmetoyer@nmusd.us
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: 714-313-7257
Fax: 714-979-8016

SCHOOLS LOCATED IN TRUSTEE AREA 2

Costa Mesa Middle / High Schools
College Park Elementary
Davis Magnet Elementary
Paularino Elementary
Sonora Elementary
Trustee Area 2 Map

Leah Ersoylu

TRUSTEE AREA I (2020-2024)

Email: lersoylu@nmusd.us
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: 949-690-0019

SCHOOLS LOCATED IN TRUSTEE AREA 1

Early College High School
Estancia High School
TeWinkle Intermediate
Adams Elementary
California Elementary
Killybrooke Elementary
Trustee Area 1 Map

Carol Crane

TRUSTEE AREA III (2020-2024)

Email: ccrane@nmusd.us
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: 949-415-8639

SCHOOLS LOCATED IN TRUSTEE AREA 3

Back Bay / Monte Vista High School
Corona del Mar Middle / High School
Eastbluff Elementary
Trustee Area 3 Map

Krista Weigand

TRUSTEE AREA VI (2020-2024)

Email: kweigand@nmusd.us
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: 657-459-7793

SCHOOLS LOCATED IN TRUSTEE AREA 6

Harper PreSchool
Kaiser Elementary
Mariners Elementary
Newport Heights Elementary
Woodland Elementary
Trustee Area 6 Map

Ashley Anderson

TRUSTEE AREA VII (2018-2022)

Email: aanderson@nmusd.us
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Cell: 949-929-7885

SCHOOLS LOCATED IN TRUSTEE AREA 7

Pomona Elementary
Rea Elementary
Victoria Elementary
Whittier Elementary
Wilson Elementary
Trustee Area 7 Map

2021-2022 Student board member application PACKET

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021-2022 Student Board Member program. The Student Board Member functions as a preferential voting representative to the NMUSD Board of Trustees. The Student Board Member provides the NMUSD Governing Body and the Superintendent with information regarding student interests, concerns, and ideas gathered via diverse student populations thereby enhancing relevance and effectiveness of many school site and district programs. 

Completed applications must be received via email by April 25, 2021.

2021-22 Student Board Member Application Packet 

Contact Us

Board of Education Email


Rosy Amezcua
Executive Assistant Confidential ramezcua@nmusd.us              714-424-5030

Current Agenda

The current Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board Agenda is located on the California School Boards Association Agenda Online website.

Current NMUSD Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Board Governance Handbook

The NMUSD Board Governance Handbook was adopted by the board in December 2020. 

Board Videos

Visit the NMUSD YouTube channel to view Board of Education Meeting videos.

Board Elections

Please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website for information about the elections.