Governing Board

Janet McClean, Clerk

Degrees and Certifications:

Janet holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University


Janet McClean, President

Janet McClean has been serving San Diego businesses and nonprofits as a Certified Public Accountant for over 20 years.

As PTO President of Carrillo Elementary, she led a team of highly creative and entrepreneurial board members and oversaw the funding of various innovative programs. Janet has also served on various special committees, including the committee to pass Proposition K, the Parent Action Committee (PAC), the Bailey Family Foundations scholarship committee, and the Steering Committee for the Blueprint for High School Graduation.

Janet and her husband of 18 years, Kevin, have been classroom and school event volunteers for nearly a decade. They live in Carlsbad with their two sons, James and Robert, both of whom benefit greatly from the hardworking staff, teachers, parent volunteers and leaders here in the San Marcos Unified School District.

Board Vice-President Victor Graham

Degrees and Certifications:

Victor holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as completing courses toward an MBA degree in finance


Victor Graham, Vice-President

Victor has lived in San Marcos since the early 1980s and has witnessed the vast improvement made during that time. His two children attended schools within the San Marcos Unified School District from Kindergarten through high school, and later went on to graduate from Palomar, UCSD, USC and Cornell. He was a successful product marketing manager with Hewlett-Packard in Rancho Bernardo and currently runs a consulting business in San Marcos. He has served on the San Marcos Budget Review Committee, in the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation and on the Palomar Health Independent Citizen Oversight Committee.

His many years of professional decision-making experience and success at raising a family, inform Victors insights toward providing a better education for every student in the district. He would like to see more education decisions being made at the local level, closer to the problem, rather than at the state and federal level. He wants to give a greater voice to students and parents who desire the best education possible for their children. First elected in 2016, Victor feels honored to serve the students, parents and taxpayers of the district and is deeply committed to the hard work necessary to advance the high goals and objectives of the San Marcos Unified School District.

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Sydney Kerr, Clerk

Sydney Kerr, Member Sydney Kerr is a proud product of 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.

Pam Lindamood, Member

Degrees and Certifications:

Pam is a graduate of UC Irvine with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts


Pam Lindamood, Member

Pam Lindamood is a 30+ year resident of North County, living in San Marcos for the last 24 years. She and her physician husband Tim have raised two children, Aaron and Danielle, both of whom attended SMUSD schools from Kindergarten through high school. Pam has been a dedicated volunteer and advocate for San Marcos schools since before her children enrolled. Pam organized the PTO for the opening of Carrillo Elementary School and served as its first president. She worked with the Band Boosters at San Marcos Middle School, San Elijo Middle School, and San Marcos High School. She has been Secretary for the School Site Council at San Marcos High School and most recently served as Treasurer for the successful Prop K bond measure campaign.

She has taught music for SMUSD since 2001 and currently directs the choral music program at San Marcos High School. She was appointed to the SMUSD Board of Trustees in February 2013 to fill the seat vacated by Sharon Jenkins. As a consequence of her board appointment, she was forced to resign as a district employee but continues to teach daily as a volunteer. Pam and her family are grateful for the quality education that SMUSD provides and considers it a privilege to continue to give back to the community in her new position.

Stacy Carlson, President

Degrees and Certifications:

Stacy holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Vanguard University


Stacy Carlson, Member

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 7 years with her husband, Daniel, and daughter, Brianna. Her daughter is in second grade at Discovery Elementary, where Stacy is a classroom volunteer. Stacy is committed to community service and has spent the majority of her life as an advocate for our community's most vulnerable members. She has a background in finance and worked in the banking industry for nine years. After the birth of her daughter, she left the industry to volunteer for Elder Law Advocacy, where she worked to protect seniors against predatory lending practices and help save their homes during the financial crisis. Stacy has volunteered for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for over 15 years. She serves as a mentor for foster youth and is a foster parent.

In 2012 Stacy joined the Citizens Oversight Committee to help oversee Prop K expenditures. She serves on the board of MEChA Friends and Alumni, a group that awards scholarships to Latino students, and enjoys mentoring students who are preparing for college.

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