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Meet our Board of Trustees

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Red Bluff Union Elementary School District is to create and maintain an environment that ensures all  students reach a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and district standards.  We commit to a comprehensive system of support to assure this outcome.

School Board Responsibilities

The Red Bluff Elementary Board of Education is responsible for establishing the policies that govern the district.  These policies are adopted by the Board to implement the philosophy and practices of the school system.  The five members of the Board are elected or appointed to serve two or four year terms, dependent upon position.  Candidates are elected on a nonpartisan basis and must live within the attendance area of the district.  All attendance areas residents are eligible to vote for Board candidates.  The district Superintendent is hired by the Board and serves as Secretary to the Board.  Board meetings are held at the District Office and on occasion, at the school sites, on the third Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Board Meeting agenda is posted on the district website (, on our Agenda Online website ( each school and at the District Office at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. 

Sharon Barrett, President 2014 - 2018

Sharon Barrett Pic.JPGSharon Barrett began her service to Red Bluff Elementary School District in 1975 teaching at Bidwell Elementary. Over the next 38 years, she subsequently taught at all four sites in the District and spent a year as the District Mathematics Coach. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Chico, and a Masters in Mathematics Education from Nova Southeastern University, as well as two Life Teaching Credentials. After retirement in 2013, she took a year off before running and being elected to the Governing Board of RBUESD in 2014. At her first Board meeting, she was elected President of the Board and was re-elected in 2015 and is currently serving as President for a second year. In the past year, she has completed the Masters in Governance program through the California School Board Association. Serving on the Governing Board allows her to continue her over 40 year commitment to education and to the children and staff of the Red Bluff Elementary School District.

STEVE PIFFERO, Clerk 2014 - 2018

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Mr. Steven Piffero is a native of California who grew up in the Salinas Valley. He attended North Salinas High Schoool, then Hartnell Junion College before transferring to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Heidi Ackley, 2014 - 2016

Heidi Ackley Pic.JPG Heidi Kerber Ackley, a retired teacher is a life-long resident of Red Bluff. She is married to Steve Ackley and they are the parents of 3 children and grandparents of 3 grandsons. She is a graduate ...more

Adriana Griffin, 2014 - 2018

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Adriana Griffin has been a Red Bluff Union Elementary School District Board Member since 2012. She has two boys in the district who attend Vista Preparatory Academy and Jackson Heights Elementary. ...more

Paula Cherveny, 2014 - 2016

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Paula Cherveny was born and raised in Mexico City by my loving parents, a now retired Chemical

Engineer and an English teacher. They taught me the importance of hard work, education and

family unity. ...more