School Board Members

The Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education is comprised of five elected members who serve staggered four year terms and two student directors elected from the high schools each year.

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BUSD Board of Education

Voicemail messages can be left for all board members at this number: 510-644-6550.  Email addresses are listed below each director below.

To communicate with Board Members via email:


Judy Appel, President (2016)
judyappel@berkeley.net


Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Vice President (2016)
BeatrizLeyvaCutler@berkeley.net


Karen Hemphill, Clerk, (2018)
karenhemphill@comcast.net

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Ty Alper, (2018)
tyalper@berkeley.net


Josh Daniels, (2018)
JoshDaniels@berkeley.net


Jesse Barber, Student Director – BHS (2014-15)
jessebarber@students.berkeley.net


Carlos Ku-Ceja, Student Director – BTA (2014-15)
carloskuceja@students.berkeley.net

Contact Information for the BUSD Board of Directors:
Individual email addresses above or
boardofed@berkeley.net will send your message to all of the Board.