John Leal, President

John Leal

John Leal was elected to the Board of Trustees in November of 2012 and represents Area 3. His term of office is until 2016. Mr. Leal is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and attended Fresno City College. He holds a bachelor of arts in Spanish (Magna Cum Laude) from California State University, Fresno and holds a lifetime Standard Secondary Teaching Credential. Mr. Leal earned his Administrative Services Credential Clear Professional and a master of arts in education from Fresno Pacific University and has served in K-12 administrative leadership positions including Principal of Caruthers High School and Assistant Principal at his alma mater, Roosevelt High School. Mr. Leal also served as the Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach for Clovis West High School where he established the soccer program and his team won a valley championship. In addition, Mr. Leal holds three licenses as a soccer referee and referee instructor (University, High School and Amateur) and continues to stay active by refereeing soccer matches throughout the valley. Now retired, Mr. Leal enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, golfing and continues to serve his community through numerous boards and committees. He and his wife, Vera, have four children.

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