Marcelino "Mars" Serna - Board President
Marcelino “Mars” Serna has over 38 years of experience as a public servant in the areas of Education, Recreation, and Human Services. For the past 16 years, Mars has served the districts of San Bernardino City Unified School District (2006 to 2014), Fontana Unified School District (2015-2016), and currently the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools as the Family/Community Engagement Program Specialist supporting the 33 districts throughout the county with their respective family and community engagement initiatives. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor at San Bernardino Valley College in the Human Services Department where he taught Cultural Proficiency and Cross-Cultural Communication.
Mars has also served on a variety of community boards. He currently serves as member of the Governing Board of Education at Fontana Unified School District. He also serves on the Executive Board of the San Bernardino County Gangs & Drugs Taskforce, the Inland Empire Fatherhood Involvement Coalition, the San Bernardino County Mentoring Advisory Committee, and the Loma Linda University Health’s Community Benefit Advisory Council (CBAC). Along with serving on these boards, he was the co-founder of the Inland Empire Family Resource Center Coalition, where he served as Chairperson from 2008 to 2014.
Mars received an associate degree from Riverside Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and his master’s degree from University of Redlands in Management. He is happily married to his wonderful wife Marissa and has (4) children, Jesse 34, Elena 32, Andrew 29, Issak 17 and is currently rearing his 13-year-old niece, Sophia. He also has (4) grandchildren.
His current term expires in 2026.
Adam Perez - Board Vice President
Telephone (909) 275-6379
Adam Perez is native Southern California citizen. Mr. Perez joined the Army at the age of 18. After returning home, Mr. Perez graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
His current term expires in 2026.
Joe Armendarez - Board Member
Telephone (909) 329-9245
Joe Armendarez was elected to the Fontana Unified School District (FUSD) Board of Education in November 2020. Mr. Armendarez was born and raised in the city of Fontana, and his service to the Fontana community spans over more than a decade. He has been a Manager/Head Coach at Fontana Pop Warner Football, and a Head Coach and Board Member for Fontana Elks Little League. He also served as a coach for the Fontana High School-Marine Corps ROTC Rifle team where he instructed students in the fundamentals of marksmanship and played a key role in coaching the Rifle team to its first national competition.
Mr. Armendarez is a Track Supervisor with the BNSF Railway engineering team. He is the proud father of 3 children who are all FUSD graduates, and 9 grandchildren; 8 of which currently attend schools in FUSD grades pre-K to 3rd. Mr. Armendarez is focused on always putting the well-being of students first, and developing new and innovative ways to unlock the genius in every child.
His current term expires in 2024.
Jennifer Quezada, Ed.D.- Board Member
Dr. Jennifer Quezada is a proud product of our Fontana K-12 schools and is a former Fontana Unified teacher. She knew since 4th grade at Tokay Elementary that she was destined to become a teacher. Dr. Quezada is a first-generation college graduate and believes with high expectations and rigorous, standards-based instruction, students can achieve anything. Currently, she is serving as an Assistant Principal of Instructional Services at Upland High School. She knows our Fontana students are resilient and strong and she will fight relentlessly for them.
Her current term expires in 2024.
Mary Sandoval - Board Member
Ms. Sandoval, a resident of the City of Fontana for 61 years, was elected to the Fontana Unified School District Board of Education in November 2014. she has been married for 40 years to her husband Jesse and have 3 adult children; Jesus Jr., Maria Teresa, Maria Cecelia, son-in-law Willie and grandchildren: Giselle, Christopher and Francisco. Her family including: Uncles, Aunts, Brothers, Children, Son-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews have all attended and graduated from Fontana Schools. Ms. Sandoval's great-nieces and great-nephews are currently attending. Read more about Mary Sandoval.
Her current term expires in 2026.
Julieta Gutierrez Martin - Student Board Member
(909) 357-5000, ext. 29409