Virginia Figueroa, Vice President
Virginia has worked for IMACA Head Start preschool for 24 years and has supervised four out of six centers in the Inyo and Mono counties. She attended Cerro Coso Community College in 2005 and was part of the first formal on-campus graduation having completed her degree in Early Childhood Development. Her daughter attended public school and graduated in 2008 from Bishop Union High School. Her term will expire in December 2022.
Steve Elia, Clerk
Steve is currently employed as a Teaching & Learning Program Specialist for AVID. He is a graduate of Vassar College with a BA in English Literature and received his Master’s in Education from National University. He is a parent of three BUSD students, Maximo, Lucia, and Scout. Steve was elected to the board in November of 2020, and his term will expire in December of 2024.
Dr. Taylor Ludwick, Member
Taylor is a local veterinarian. He has four young children. He was elected to the Bishop Unified School District in November of 2014. His present term will expire in December of 2022.
Dr. Claudia Moya-Tanner, Member
Claudia Moya-Tanner works at her family owned businesses. Her son currently attends Home Street Middle School. She obtained her Ph. D. in Pharmacology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduation, she spent several years doing research, lecturing, and mentoring students at UCSB. Claudia was elected to the school board in 2018. Her term will expire in December 2022.
Katherine Kolker, Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Katherine was hired in April 2020 to serve as the Superintendent of Bishop Unified School District and the Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Prior to accepting the Superintendent position at BUSD, Mrs. Kolker was the Principal for Alternative Education (Palisade Glacier High School, Keith Bright School, and Bishop Independent Study) for 5 years. She has a background in K-12 administration and school counseling.