Governing Board

Stacy Carlson, Member of the Board

Stacy Carlson, President

Email: stacy.carlson@smusd.org

Degrees and Certifications:
Stacy holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Vanguard University and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Stacy Carlson has been a lifelong resident of North County San Diego. She graduated from Carlsbad High School and has lived in San Marcos for 13 years with her husband and daughter. Her daughter currently attends Woodland Park Middle School. Stacy is committed to community service and has served on several non-profit boards and continues to serve as a volunteer. She serves as a mentor for foster youth and is a foster parent.

She has a background in finance and worked in the banking industry for nine years.

She owns and operates a small business that manufactures scientific instruments and diagnostic equipment and software for the Department of Energy and research universities.



Sydney Kerr, Clerk of the Board 

Sydney Kerr, Vice President

Email: sydney.kerr@smusd.org 

Degrees and Certifications:
Sydney holds a B.S. in Nanoengineering and an M.S. in Nanoengineering with an emphasis on Biomedical Nanotechnology from UCSD.

Sydney Kerr is a proud product of the San Marcos Unified School District. She attended San Marcos schools from Kindergarten at Alvin Dunn Elementary (now La Mirada Academy) through graduation at San Marcos High. As the daughter of an elementary educator, Sydney has always had an avid involvement in education and the community.

With tremendous support from the amazing teachers in SMUSD, Sydney found great joy in all her studies, particularly those courses focused in STEAM. Her true passion was realized when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014. After a successful fight against cancer, Sydney decided to devote her studies to the field of biomedical research. She is currently studying NanoEngineering with a focus in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, where she will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Biomedical Nanotechnology in the fall. In her spare time, she works at Advanced Targeting Systems, a biotech company that works primarily in targeted drug delivery.



Jaime Chamberlin, Clerk

Email:  jaime.chamberlin@smusd.org

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Sarah Ahmad, Member

Email: sarah.ahmad@smusd.org

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 Carlos Ulloa, Member

Email: carlos.ulloa@smusd.org

Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Ulloa earned his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a Spanish Bilingual Emphasis from San Diego State University. Dr. Ulloa also holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Ulloa is a proud graduate of the public school system and is the father to a grown son and grandfather to two grandsons. He grew up in Escondido and has lived in Carlsbad since 2001. He is the son of immigrants. His mother immigrated from Mexico and his father from El Salvador. From an early age, he wanted to become an educator. While at San Diego State, he tutored middle and high school students for the California Mini Corps Program. 

Since 1991, Dr. Ulloa has served as a primary and secondary teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and university lecturer. Dr. Ulloa also served a four-year term as Governor Brown’s appointee to the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), an advisory body to the California State Board of Education. As an education commissioner, Dr. Ulloa and his fellow education commissioners were responsible for the development of the state’s math, ELA, and history-social science frameworks and the adoption process for instructional materials. Dr. Ulloa was a champion and steward as the state implemented the FAIR Education Act in the K-12 history-social science framework. 


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