Michelle Sierra-Sammons has been a member of the Auburn Union School District Board of Trustees since her election in 2014. Michelle serves on the Placer County Committee representing Supervisorial District 5, which is involved in school and community college district organization matters. Michelle also serves as an Assessment Supervisor for the Placer County Assessor’s Office. She represents the county on the California Assessor’s Association Forms Sub- Committee and the California Assessors’ Administrative Services Association Education Committee.
Michelle has been a longtime advocate for children and education. Prior to moving to Auburn in 1997, Michelle was employed by the Lancaster School District in Lancaster, California as an instructional assistant, with a focus on special education class settings. She has served on the board for the non-profit group Caring Hearts Society and joined the Auburn Kiwanis in November 2019. Michelle lives in Auburn with her husband, Bill Sammons.
Julann was elected to the Board in November 2014. Julann is a passionate advocate for public education at both the local and State level. Julann has also served as a Delegate on the California School Boards Association since 2016, and she served on the Policy Platform Committee in 2019.
Prior to being elected to the Board of Trustees, Julann served for more than a dozen years in key leadership positions that support Auburn schools, including two-years as president of the Auburn Education Foundation. She also served several years on the AUSD Budget Committee, 21st Century Schools Committee, and served in many leadership roles on the Parent Teacher Club organizations of Alta Vista and E. V. Cain Middle School.
Julann is a bookkeeper and accounting manager for a number of small businesses in Auburn and Rocklin. Julann has lived in Auburn since 2000 with her husband and their two sons who attended Alta Vista and E. V. Cain Middle School and are graduates of Placer High School.
Having been involved with serving the children of the Auburn Union School District for a number of years, Woody worked for AUSD as the "Director of Finance" from 1991 until his retirement in 2006. Serving as the Kiwanis faculty advisor to E.V. Cain Middle School students for fifteen years, Woody facilitated student involvement in the Auburn community through a variety of projects. In addition, he was elected to the board of the Auburn Education Foundation in June 2012, and serves on the board for Acres of Hope, a renewal center that sets the foundation of change and breaks the cycle of homelessness.
Woody has been a trustee of the Auburn Union School District Board since November, 2011.
Lashaun is an Educational Psychologist and has worked in public education since 1994. She and her husband share that their son has received an excellent education within the Auburn Union School District and they have been very involved and supportive throughout his education.
Lashaun originally became a trustee in 2010 as she wanted to offer her educational perspective and experience in helping to guide the direction of our district. Throughout her tenure, Lashaun notes that our district has experienced many changes, and these changes continue to guide us in our work of ensuring we are providing the best education for students. We are fortunate in the Auburn Union School District to have such a variety of schools with each campus providing their own unique qualities and opportunities for students. Lashaun shares she is proud of the high quality instruction as well as the safe and positive environment that are vital parts of the Auburn Union School District.
As a citizen and community member within Auburn, Debbie is honored to have been appointed to serve on the Auburn Union School District Board starting in 2012. She and her husband have two children that promoted from AUSD and graduated from Placer High School. Debbie strives to bring valuable insight and personal experience as an AUSD parent in providing leadership within our local school system. Debbie's experience also includes previously sitting on the Colfax Elementary School District and Colfax Jr. Falcon Football and Cheer Board of Trustees as well as the Placer Jr. Hillmen Football and Cheer Board of Trustees. Debbie currently works for Placer County in the Clerk-Recorder’s Office.