Joint Appointee: Sandra Hernandez
Sandra Hernandez is first and foremost a parent of a La Puente High School graduate. She is deeply committed to the success of our students in the district. Sandra brings with her 33 years of experience working in the library at Rio Hondo Community College. She has gained a thorough working knowledge of the California Education Code through her 10-year experience as chapter president of the local California School Employees Association. She is a member of the shared governance structure of Rio Hondo College, ensuring multi-stakeholder representation of the campus community. She is a current Vice President on the Executive Board of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and a current board member of Labor Community Services of LA. Sandra earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and lives in La Puente with her son who now attends Cal State LA. Sandra’s appointment is effective until December 2021.
District Appointee: Henry Gonzales
Henry Gonzales has resided in Hacienda Heights since 1985, where he bought his first home after marrying his college sweetheart, Emma. Henry and Emma have raised five children in the community, all of whom are college graduated. Two of their children graduated from the United States Naval Academy and the other three from state colleges. Their youngest daughter graduated law school and is now studying for the bar.
Henry Gonzales has been very involved over the years in the community including Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Henry was Booster President for both Wilson High School and Los Altos High School. Henry also ran for elected office locally and statewide as well. Henry is a former President of Hacienda Kiwanis Club, former announcer in the Hacienda Heights 4th of July Parade and co-Bond Chairman tasked with raising 100 Million to repair schools throughout Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.
Henry has over 35 years of business experience in Finance, Construction Management and the Real Estate industry and has held multiple executive leadership positions with several organizations. Henry’s rich history of business and governmental leadership is backed up by the endorsements and friendships of dozens of influential Californians. Henry’s appointment is effective until December 2020.
Union Appointee: Jeanne Gooch
Ms. Jeanne Gooch was appointed to the Personnel Commission in December 2016 and her term is effective until December 2019. She is employed with Bassett Unified School District, working in Fiscal Services. Ms. Gooch is currently the CSEA Chapter President for Bassett #26. She has served the Association at the chapter level as Chief Union Steward, Communication Officer, Treasurer, and 1st Vice President, as well as serving on numerous committees. Ms. Gooch is a long time resident of Hacienda Heights, attending Kwis Elementary School, Newton Middle School, and graduating from Los Altos High School.