Board of Trustees

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Area: 1 / Term: 2020 - 2024

Darin Chiesa was elected to the board in November 2020. He is a lifelong Hughson resident and a Hughson High School graduate. Darin is an energetic single adult who wants the best for his small community.

Mr. Chiesa has spent time in retail and the automotive industry, but he prefers agriculture and is currently working on the family ranch. He has no relatives in Hughson Schools, yet he is willing to put in the effort to ensure the district maintains its high quality education for its residents. 

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 Area: 2 / Term: 2018 - 2022  

Randee Harcrow is a long-time Hughson resident and a Hughson High School graduate. She has been married to Jason Harcrow (also a HHS graduate) for 20 years. They have two sons; one a recent graduate, and the other currently attending Hughson High School.

Mrs. Harcrow began her career in the College of Education at California State University, Stanislaus working for the Great Valley Writing Project. She is currently employed as an educator for Modesto City Schools where she has taught Resource, Special Day, and General Education students in grades 1-6. She has served on school leadership teams to develop policies for positive behavioral intervention and support systems.

Mrs. Harcrow has been an involved parent with the schools and community. In that capacity she has served as a classroom volunteer, team mom, community volunteer, and Sunday school teacher.

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Area: 3 / Term:  2020-2024
Daniel Sexton was appointed by the Board January 22, 2015.

Mr. Sexton is a long-time Hughson resident and a Hughson High School graduate, who has been married to Robin Adams Sexton (also a HHS graduate) for over 22 years. They have two sons, both who attended Hughson schools.

Mr. Sexton has been employed as an outside sales consultant for the last 15+ years. Mr. Sexton has been an involved parent with the schools and community, serving as room-parent and as a youth baseball coach for six years.

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Area: 4 / Term: 2018 - 2022

Randall (Randy) Heckman was elected to Hughson Unified School District Board in 2005.  Mr. Heckman came to Hughson in 1969 when he was employed by the Hughson Union High School District. During the 30+ years Mr. Heckman worked for the Hughson Schools, he served as a teacher, coach, counselor, vice-principal, principal and District Superintendent for the Hughson Union High School District, and was subsequently hired to become the first Superintendent of the Hughson Unified School District. He served in that capacity until July of 2000 when he retired and began a consulting service (Professional Resources) with his wife, Pat. 

In addition to consulting, Mr. Heckman also works for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has served as a chairperson for school accreditation teams both stateside and overseas.   

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Area: 5 / Term: 2021 - 2022

Mark Foss was appointed by the Board on June 15, 2021.

Mr. Foss is a lifelong Hughson resident. He attended all three Hughson unified schools and graduated from Hughson High in 2000. While at Hughson High he played football and competed in track. He attended the University of Redlands earning his bachelors of science in business administration. 

The Foss family has resided in district five for almost fifty years, and Mark was able to purchase his family’s property after college. He currently resides there with his wife Amanda, and attorney and college professor, and his two children, Colt a freshman at Hughson High school and Brooklyn, a six grade student in Hughson. 

Mr. Foss continues to support Hughson Schools at all levels through his children and through the community. In Mark’s spare time, he enjoys coaching football and watching his children compete in sports. 

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