Christine is a native Californian who discovered Nuevo at age 12. She spent weekends and summers here. Her ties to the area were cemented when she met Nuevo native, Thomas Upton. They married in 1964 when she graduated from Rosemead High School. She received her BA in psychology from University of California at Riverside, Cum Laude. Having fallen in love with the classroom while substitute teaching she decided to pursue a career in education. She also completed graduate work in elementary education at UCR which culminated in a California Teaching Credential for grades kindergarden through 8. Being a lifelong learner, Christine eventually finished 60 units of graduate work largely through UCR and Cal State San Bernardino.
After receiving her teaching credential, she taught kindergarten for 3 years at Val Verde. In December of 1977 Christine was hired by Nuview Union School District to teach second grade. She taught for the Nuview District for the next 28 years. Most of that time was at Nuview Elementary, but she spent a very enjoyable 5 years at Valley View Elementary school as well. During her career at Nuview, she had the privilege of team teaching for 5 years with her husband Thomas. They had 64 students at a time in room 10. It was a very busy place and great fun. Much later, she was able to team with her daughter, Laura. While at Nuview, Christine received awards for teaching, art and reading. She was also honored as Nuview District's Teacher of the Year. She and Thomas presented many workshops in science instruction for Riverside County Office of Education. She served as president of the Nuview District Teacher's Association for several terms.
Upon retirement she wanted to continue serving the District. Since her election to the Board of Trustees in 2008, Christine has worked hard to improve board relations with employee groups. She believes in listening to as many voices as possible before making decisions. She makes an effort to be at numerous school functions throughout the year so she can be easily accessible to parents, teachers and other area residents. Christine welcomes communication from anyone with a concern. She works diligently on the school board trying to make sure that educational opportunities for Nuview's students continue to improve. This, and providing the children of the community with a safe learning environment are her top priorities.
Robert “Bob” McGinty has lived in the Nuevo community for twenty-eight years. Bob and his wife of twenty-eight years, Kay, have raised their three children Kevin, Sharon, and Marissa in the community as well. All three children have attended Nuview Union School District schools. For twenty-five years he farmed the fields of Nuevo. He then started J&R Environmental, a hazardous waste transportation company. Mr. McGinty is retired and enjoys spending time with his grandson, Reyden.
Bob is a proud cancer survivor who now commits his time to being a part of the American Cancer Society. He takes pride in helping coordinate the Relay for Life fundraiser event.
Being the involved parent and community member that he is Bob has assisted in a variety of youth sports in the community. For fifteen years he coached AYSO soccer for which he is now an active board member. He has coached at Nuview Bridge Early College High School as a girl’s soccer coach for seven years, head girls volleyball coach for four years, and track coach for five years. In 2005, with the help of other community members and district staff, Mr. McGinty founded the Nuview Community Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation provides the students of Nuview Bridge Early College High School with money towards their post high school education.
I have had the privilege and honor of attending Nuview Elementary School as a child and graduated from Perris High School in 1988. No matter how far I roam, Nuevo will always be my home. Our community is blessed with mountain views, open spaces, and the most hospitable people you could hope to meet.
I currently serve the Coordinator of the Teacher Preparation Program and assistant professor of education at Pasadena City College. During my career, I have served students in my community as a substitute custodian, instructional assistant, elementary school teacher, assistant principal, principal, staff developer, community activist and author.
I have authored several articles and have been invited to speak at numerous regional and international conferences on the subject of Democratic Learning Communities and Problem Based Learning. I have dedicated my career to supporting administrators, teachers, students, and parents in developing vibrant, high achieving, democratic classrooms. I look forward to working with my fellow trustees, our superintendent and everyone who supports our children in making certain that our classrooms remain a place of discovery and wonder.
I am proud to be a Lakeview/Nuevo resident for over 36 years. I met and married my husband Jim Lauda here and we happily raised our 4 children until he passed in 2004. Four of eight grandchildren currently attend our schools. I feel it is important to give back to the community and have volunteered with our local youth sports organizations and our schools for many years.
I truly believe that our children are our future and I am proud when I see former students returning as teachers and giving back to our community.
Samir Tehseldar is a middle school math teacher with Val Verde School District since 2001. During that time he has served as a math coordinator, a department chairperson, and has been on multiple curriculum development teams. He also serves on the the leadership team and is currently an administrative designee for his school site. Samir actively volunteers in Nuevo as an AYSO soccer coach and as a Lions Club member. His education includes two Master's degrees, one in teaching mathematics, and the second in administrative leadership. Samir is a parent to three daughters who have been educated in our Nuview District schools and has been married for 24 years to Lisa Tehseldar, a teacher at Mountain Shadows Middle School.