Sierra Sands Board of Education

Bill Farris
William Farris,
Board President
Mr. Farris has lived in Ridgecrest since 1969 and served on the Board of Education from 1984 through 2006 and 2008 to the present. His children and grandchildren have been continuously enrolled in Sierra Sands schools since the early 1980s. For the last couple of decades, he has extended that service by representing Kern and Tulare counties on the board for the California School Boards Association as the Region 12 Director. He is also a director on the Kern County School Boards Association, and serves on the School District Organization Committee for Kern County.

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Mary Campbell
Mary Campbell,
Board Member

Mary Campbell was elected to the Board of Education in 2022. She started her teaching career working for SSUSD in 1997. She has taught at Inyokern, Richmond, Faller, and Gateway Elementary Schools. Before retiring, she taught 7th grade Life Science for 4 years at Murray Middle School. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1988 with a degree in Child Development and has completed over 90 units of supplementary teacher credentialing units. Mrs. Campbell and her husband both graduated from Burroughs High School along with all three of their children.

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Kurt Rockwell 2023 Kurt Rockwell,
Vice President/Clerk
Mr. Rockwell was elected to the Board of Education in 2006. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in Sierra Sands and is a proud graduate of Sherman E. Burroughs High School.  Mr. Rockwell is the Program Manager for Earthquake Recovery Information Technology Projects at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division at China Lake and Pt. Mugu, CA. His children have attended elementary, middle, and high school at Sierra Sands and are graduates of Burroughs High School.  Mr. Rockwell is a graduate of the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance Program and is an elected member of the CSBA Delegate Assembly.

Phone: 760-382-9287
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Mike Scott,
Board Member 

Mr. Scott was elected to the Board of Education in 1996. He previously served as the DARE officer for our schools during his 34 year career in law enforcement. He achieved the position of Sergeant with the Ridgecrest Police Department, a Lieutenant with the Kern County Sheriff's Office and the Chief of Police with the China Lake Police Department. He recently retired from law enforcement and is now working as a Security Specialist for NAWS China Lake.

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Robert Campbell Robert Campbell,
Board Member

Mr. Campbell was elected to the Board of Education in 2022.  He is a long time resident of Ridgecrest and a Burroughs High School graduate.  After graduating from Point Loma College, he returned to Ridgecrest and began a 40 year teaching career with the District. His two children, a son-in-law and daughter-in-law are all graduates of Burroughs High School and he currently has two grandchildren attending school within Sierra Sands.

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