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Meet the Board of Education

Jason O'Brien

Jason O'Brien - President




(909) 471-0631

Jason O'Brien has resided in Fontana with his wife, Shannon, and son, Jason, Jr. since 2003. He has served in law enforcement for more than twenty years, and he is the co-founder of a local nonprofit that provides parent education on topics ranging from bullying to student motivation. Jason is also the reporter for the Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and serves as a mentor in the Fraternity's Guide Right Youth program.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Howard University, and has been recognized for his service and commitment to others. In 2013 he received the “Fighting for the Family” award from Faith Temple Ministries of San Bernardino, and in 2014 he was voted "Detective of the Year" by his colleagues at the Los Angeles Police Department RACR Division.

His current term expires in 2020.

Mars Serna

Marcelino "Mars" Serna - Vice President/Clerk




(909) 600-9027

Mr. Serna is a parent with children attending Fontana Unified schools, a local adjunct college professor, and a specialist with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Better schools are his passion and he believes in the importance of putting children first.

His current term expires in 2022.

Peter Garcia

Peter Garcia - Board Member



Telephone (909) 471-0631

Peter Garcia has been a resident of Fontana since 2006. He was elected to the Fontana Unified School District Board of Education in November 2016. Prior to his election to the Board of Education, Mr. Garcia was the Chairman of the City of Fontana Planning Commission, serving on that commission for eight years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Mr. Garcia is a scientist with the California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substance Control. He is a Branch Manager with science and engineering staff whose responsibilities are to protect public health and the environment by investigating and remediating hazardous substance contaminated sites throughout southern California. Mr. Garcia is also a committee member of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials representing the 50 States, 5 Territories and the District of Columbia, which promotes effective national policies for waste and materials management, environmentally sustainable practices, and environmental restoration.

His current term expires in 2020.

Mary Sandoval

Mary Sandoval - Board Member




(909) 471-0969

Ms. Sandoval, a resident of the City of Fontana for 53 years, was elected to the Fontana Unified School District Board of Education in November 2014. she has been married for 32 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 2022.

Matthew Slowik

Adam Perez - Board Member



Telephone (909) 275-6379

His current term expires in 2022.

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