Governing Board Members

  • The Temecula Valley Unified School District is guided by a Governing Board composed of five publicly elected officials. Effective 2016, Governing Board members are elected using By-Trustee Area Election. Candidates must reside in specific Trustee Areas within the District's boundaries and are elected only by the voters who reside in the same Trustee Areas. In November 2016, Trustee Areas 1 and 5 were up for election. In 2018, voters participated in elections for Trustee Areas 2, 3, and 4. Board members are elected to serve four-year terms. Click Map of Approved Trustee Area for a map of the new Trustee Areas. 


  • Board Member for Trustee Area 4
    Adam Skumawitz, President
    Term Expires: December 2022

    Photo of Board Member Adam Skumawitz

    Adam Skumawitz originally joined the Temecula Valley Unified School District Governing Board in 2018. His wife Jennifer is a TVUSD counselor and their three children all attend school in the district. His family moved to the area in 1989 and his mother, Pamela, was a legendary teacher at TVUSD. Adam is a graduate of Cornell University, a former professional soccer player and coach, and is a Financial Consultant and Vice President of a local investment management firm. A former soccer coach at Temecula Valley and Great Oak High Schools, Adam's other community activities include coaching youth sports, serving on Our Nicholas Foundation Advisory Board, and providing informational workshops for college-bound student-athletes and their parents. Adam is committed to academic excellence and equitability for all students, collaborative problem-solving, fiscal responsibility and transparency, and being an active and engaged participant within our district and the community we serve.

    Board Member for Trustee Area 3
    Barbara Brosch, Clerk
    Term Expires: December 2022

    Picture of Board member Barbara Brosch

    Barbara Brosch and the Brosch Family have been in the Temecula area for more than 30 years. Barbara and her husband are both graduates of TVHS and have both watched Temecula grow from the small ranching community of Rancho California to what we see today. She currently has a junior at Chaparral High School and her daughter, who is a Chaparral High School graduate, is in her Junior year of college. Professionally, Barbara works as an Account Manager in Landscape Design. Barbara is involved with volunteering in our community as a past board member for the French Valley Baseball & Softball Association and volunteers extensively in the schools of TVUSD.

    Board Member for Trustee Area 2
    Sandy Hinkson
    Term Expires: December 2022

    Picture of Board member Sandy Hinkson

    Mrs. Sandy Hinkson was elected to the Temecula Valley Unified School District Governing Board in 2014. She is a retired teacher, having taught in Temecula for over 20 years. Sandy is married to Brad Hinkson, retired Temecula Middle School Band Director. Sandy has one son, also a teacher, who resides in Temecula with his family. Born in Michigan, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Oakland University. After relocating to California, she worked in business for the next 15 years. Her experience included Store Manager for Target and small business owner. Mrs. Hinkson went on to receive her Teaching Credential from Cal State Fullerton and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Grand Canyon University. She moved to Temecula in 1990 where she was an award-winning teacher, retiring in 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys family time, traveling, bowling, and swimming. Her priorities for Temecula Valley Unified School District are to: continue to focus on excellence in education, provide rich and varied educational opportunities that prepare students for their future, including both college and career readiness, expand Elementary Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and PE programs, and enhance communication.

    Board Member for Trustee Area 1
    Allison Barclay
    Term Expires: December 2022

    Allison Barclay

    Allison Barclay joined the Governing Board in 2021.  Allison, along with her husband and four children, moved to Temecula in 2013.  She currently has one daughter attending Temecula Valley High School, along with two older daughters who graduated from Temecula Valley and Chaparral High Schools, and a son who graduated from Fallbrook High School.  Allison graduated from Brigham Young University and is currently the CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of North County, located in Fallbrook.  She has spent over 30 years in the Boys & Girls Club Movement and has a passion for working with youth.  Dedicated to community involvement, Allison currently serves as the Treasurer for TVHS Cheer and the President of the Rotary Club of Fallbrook.  She has also served as a volunteer for Temecula Valley Pop Warner, PTA, and Boy Scouts.  Allison is dedicated to the mission of TVUSD "High-Quality Teaching and Learning for All" by supporting teachers, staff, parents, and students; promoting communication, family involvement, and transparency; and advocating for an environment of trust and respect.


    Board Member for Trustee Area 5
    Steven Schwartz
    Term Expires: December 2024

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    Steve Schwartz holds a Master’s Degree in Education as well as an Advanced Degree in Administration and Supervision from the City University of New York. His distinguished forty-year career includes classroom teaching, liaison to parent organizations, bi-lingual coordinator, teacher trainer and teacher-administrator. He has been proud to be a member of the American Federation of Teachers for over fifty years and has served as a union representative in his school for twenty years. Steve’s experience includes working with children from elementary through ninth grade, with specialties as a math and Spanish educator. His broad scope of experience has given him a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by teachers, administrators and parents as they strive to create learning environments that help all children thrive. After moving to Temecula in 2004, Steve taught at Mt. San Jacinto College in a math remediation program for several years. He is now retired, enjoys playing golf and visiting with his adult children and two grandkids, who live in San Diego. Steve and his wife, Sandi live in Temecula with their sweet rescue dog, Sadie.