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Meet The Board of Education

Glenn Creiman

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Glenn Creiman, President

(Term expires December 2020)
School Board Office: (909) 971-8200 Ext. 5101

Email: creiman@bonita.k12.ca.us

I am honored to serve on the Governing Board of the Bonita Unified School District and with the trust you have shown in me. My family and I have lived in San Dimas since 1987 and both my children currently attend District schools.

I am a retired Captain for the Los Angeles Fire Department with over 25 years of service and currently stationed in East Los Angeles.

I began my involvement with BUSD when my son entered kindergarten serving as a classroom volunteer, school site council member and the first male PTA President in Bonita Council history, serving three terms.

One principle has guided me from the very beginning, and still applies today. "Is this decision the best possible choice for our children."
Every decision our District makes must be made with this premise in mind and also account for the interests of our other stakeholders, such as our employees, parents and the citizens of our communities. We owe it to our children to provide them with the best educational opportunities possible.

We have a great District with wonderful students, outstanding staff and involved parents. Together we can make it even better.
Chuck Coyne

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Chuck Coyne, Vice President

(Term expires December 2022)
School Board Office: (909) 971-8200 Ext. 5101
 
 
Chuck was elected to the Bonita Unified School District Board of Governors on November 8, 2005. 
He graduated from nearby Montclair High School in 1970, and attended Chaffey College, and Citrus College, enroute to earning his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton in 1976.  He has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years, and owns a magazine publishing company based in San Dimas.

Chuck and his wife Janette have lived in the district since 1992, and their daughter graduated from San Dimas High School.  Chuck's activism and involvement with the school district began when his daughter was attending Gladstone Elementary School.

Serving as a member, and then as chairman of the School Site Council, he helped the group provide guidance and support to the school, working with school staff and management to implement innovative programs.  He was also active in the Gladstone PTA as Vice President-Ways and Means, and was selected as the Bonita District PTA Parliamentarian.
Derek Bahmanou

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Derek Bahmanou, Clerk
 
(Term expires December 2022)
School Board Office: (909) 971-8200 Ext. 5101
 
 
Mr. Derek Bahmanou was elected November 6, 2018. He and his wife are parents of two children, one who attends school in BUSD.
 
He has a desire to effectively give back to the  communities of La Verne and Dimas, and is grateful to all of the amazing people who have given so much to make our community such a wonderful place to live.
Diane Koach

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Diane Koach, Member
 
(Term expires December 2020)
School Board Office: (909) 971-8200 Ext. 5101
 
Email: koach@bonita.k12.ca.us
 
Diane Koach was elected to the Bonita Unified School Board on November 6, 2007. She and her husband, Vince, have three daughters who attended and are graduates of San Dimas High School. The Koach family has lived in San Dimas since the early 1990’s and own a small business located in San Dimas.

Diane has been an active volunteer in the district and community for many years. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the La Verne/San Dimas Educational Foundation and the San Dimas Festival of the Arts.  She is also a member of the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce.
 
Diane feels that we need to give all of the children in our schools the tools necessary for success at every step of their educational experience. She will continue to work hard for our students, listening to parents and community members, and ensuring that we effectively work together as a team.  Her hopes are not just for good schools, but for great schools. Our children deserve the best!
Krista Chakmak

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Krista Chakmak, Member
 
(Term expires December 2020)
School Board Office: (909) 971-8200 Ext. 5101
 
 
The Bonita Unified School District Board of Education on May 6 appointed Krista Chakmak – a parent, school volunteer, Save the Heartbeat Foundation volunteer and member of the City of La Verne Youth and Family Action Committee – as its newest member.
 
Chakmak, who will serve the seven months remaining in the term of retired member Matthew Lyons, was chosen unanimously from among three candidates interviewed by the board.
 
“Bonita Unified serves the students and parents of two exceptional communities, and I am honored to have this opportunity to serve alongside its current leadership as we continue to focus on preparing all students to live their purpose, especially during these extraordinary times,” Chakmak said. “We will continue to succeed through our core values of equity, mastery and a focus on results.”
 
Chakmak began her school journey at Bonita Unified’s Allen Avenue Elementary in San Dimas and graduated from Bonita High School. Her children attend Roynon Elementary in La Verne.
Student Board of Education Representatives

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2019-2020 Student Board Representatives
The Governing Board believes that engaging the student body and seeking its input and feedback regarding the district's educational programs and activities are vital to achieving the district's mission of educating district students. To enhance communication between the Board and the student body and to encourage student involvement, the Board includes one student Board representative selected by the district's high school students at Board of Education meetings, October through May.

Student representatives serving the 2019-20 school year:
  • Chloe Chin - Bonita High School
  • Bernadine See - San Dimas High School
  • Justine Plowman - Chaparral High School
Contact Us

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Please use the following link to send an email to all members of the Board of Education and Superintendent:
 
 
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Like other writings concerning district business, a Board member's electronic communication may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act.