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Joe Gibson was appointed to the Anderson Union High School District School Board in July 2005, and the elected in November 2005.
Mr. Gibson taught in the AUHSD for 30 years and then retired.  Joe is currently working at a local insurance company as well as volunteering at a few non-profits.
Joe’s two children both attended Anderson Union High School.  His oldest attended and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in Mathematics.  He is currently a computer engineer at a firm in Paso Robles.  His younger child attended Chico State receiving a Masters and is a FFA advisor teaching Agriculture at a local High School.
Butch Schaefer, Clerk

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Mr. Schaefer was born in Chico, California, and then moved to Anderson in 1963. His entire school years were spent in Anderson. He grduated from Anderson Union High School in 1978. He attended the administration of Justice Program at Shasta College.
In 1987, Mr. Shaefer began his Law Enforcement Career with the Shasta County Marshal's Office as a Deputy Marshal. During his employment with the Marshals Office, he served as President of the local Deputy Marshals Association, and President of the Marshals Association of California. Mr. Schaefer also served on the Anderson City Council for four consecutive terms, totaling sixteen years. During that time, he also had the honor of serving as Mayor of the City of Anderson. His ultimate job is working for the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Craftsman Truck Series and the K&N Pro Series. His dream came true when he worked the Daytona 500.

Butch and his wife, Sandy, live in Anderson and their boys attend school in Anderson. Mr. Schaefer was elected to the AUHSD Board in 2012.


Cindy Trotter-Hogue was elected to the board in 2017.  She is a lifelong resident of Anderson.  She graduated from Simpson College with degrees in both History and Social Science.  She has been a teacher in the Happy Valley Union Elementary School District for over 20 years.  

Mrs. Trotter-Hogue met her truelove in first grade, and married him.  Their first grade teacher attended their wedding.  Mrs. Trotter-Hogue is the mother of three children.  She and her family enjoy camping together.
Mrs. Trotter-Hogue is also an elected Councilwoman of the Wintu Tribe of Northern California, and also serves as a Director on the Toyon-Wintu Board of Directors.
Staci Adams has lived in Shasta County, and Cottonwood specifically since 2004.  She has a degree in Business Administration from Chico State and a Teaching Credential from Simpson University.  She managed the first GEAR UP Grant at West Cottonwood School.  
Her and her husband have two children.  Her daughter was a 2015 graduate from West Valley and was very active in the FFA program which guided her in pursuing her teaching credential in Agricultural.  Her son will be a 2023 West Valley graduate.  He started at East Cottonwood School promoting through North Cottonwood, West Cottonwood and now West Valley High School.  Her husband was the Project Manager on the construction of North Cottonwood School which their daughter was the first class to attend there.  Staci has been active in her children’s education and community involvement.  
She was the President of the Cottonwood Foundation of Excellent Schools, Site Council Member at West Cottonwood, WVJE Cheer Coordinator, District 1 Jr High and High School Rodeo Secretary.  
She currently is a Fiscal Staff Services Manager at Shasta County.  She has thoroughly enjoyed participating in children’s activities from being “room Mom”, attending field trips and cheering the kids on in their sporting events from school sports, rodeo and racing.   Her greatest achievement is seeing her kids flourish. 



Isabella is a senior at Anderson High School currently attending Shasta College while also part of the volleyball team. This semester her courses include psychology, American government, and Calculus. 
Her goal as a board representative is to inform the board of our schools successes and any recommendations that may help improve student involvement.

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