Governing Board

Proposition 55:

The Placerville Union School District Board of Education joins the California School Boards Association and governing boards around the state in supporting Proposition 55, the California Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016.

Placerville Union School District Board of Trustees

The Placerville Union School District Board of Trustees set policies and rules that govern the administration of the school district. The board operates according to both state and federal laws and regulations. School Board Members welcome all correspondence. If you choose to contact Board Members via email, please note the following guidelines:

1. All Board Members and the Superintendent will receive your email
2. Emails are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests
3. If your email concerns a daily or operational issue, or request for information,
it will be addressed by the Superintendent
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Chris Belmer

Chris Belmer - President

Term Expires: 12/11/2026

Chris has been a resident of El Dorado County since February 2000 and while her children attended the Placerville Union School District she held positions on Louisiana Schnell School Site Council, Parent Clubs at Schnell and Markham, and volunteered in the classrooms. Since moving to California in 1998, she has become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has provided school and clinic based mental health services to children and families in Yolo and El Dorado counties, was a representative on the El Dorado County School Attendance Review Board, and currently works as a Mental Health Clinician with Eldorado County Office of Education in the Special Services Department. Professionally, Chris has worked in the field of Social Services as a Child Protective Service worker, Family Support worker, Life Skills trainer for transition age youth, and has taught classes at the Community College level. She is passionate about providing quality educational services to all children that focus on the “whole child”, as well as supporting teachers and staff in their responsibilities of educating and developing students while encouraging them to become lifelong learners. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, attending music/arts/theater events, traveling and gathering with friends and family. Chris has been on the Board since November 4, 2012.

Katharine Stabler

Katharine Stabler - Vice President

Term Expires: 12/11/2026

Katie has served on the PUSD Board since October 15, 2014. She originally started volunteering in the district in 2010 while her nephews were PUSD students as 1st and 3rd graders. Working in the classroom once a week and at Parent Club events brought her into contact with current board members when they were out at events. She joined the school board as another way to serve students in Placerville. 

Katie was born and raised in Woodland, and attended local public schools in the area. Katie moved to Sacramento in 2006 while finishing her Bachelor of Arts in History at California State University, Sacramento. Katie moved to Placerville in 2009. She continues working in the family business at Edward's A-1 Appliance and looks to take over the business in 2022. She hopes to carry on the tradition of being family owned and operated since 1947. When not working, or house/pet sitting, Katie can often be found reading at home or spending time with family and friends.

Misty diVittorio

Misty diVittorio - Member

Term Expires: 12/11/2026

Having raised my 6 very different children, all of who benefitted from their education in the Placerville Union School District, I had time to give back to the district by serving on their board. It has been a very rewarding 15 years.

I had volunteered in all of my children’s classroom. Then I went to work in education: I have substitute taught in classrooms all over the county, run after school enrichment programs in 11 different schools, coordinated a Career Technical Education grant at Folsom Lake College and a Partners in Learning program at Gold Oak School.

It’s good to know what is happening in all of our local schools to get help with problems and to share ideas. As Placerville representative, I serve on the El Dorado County School Boards Association. I am often proud to talk about what is happening in our district. I am a Delegate to the California State School Boards Association, learning best how to influence our legislature to do what is right for kids.

In my work in education, I have seen many districts. PUSD is one of the best. Somethings have changed since my children attended PUSD, one thing hasn’t; the entire staff does their very best to educate our children.

Arne Johnson

Arne Johnson - Board Clerk

Term Expires: 12/13/2024

Arne is a retired educator from the Placerville Union School District with over 30 years of experience. He has built relations with hundreds of students and thousands of parents over these years. He has a working relationship with the staff and administration at all three sites. He has served on curriculum council, technology committee, curriculum adoption committees, budget committee, site council, interview panels, teacher in charge, master teacher, and a member of parent club. He has a vested interest in the success and well-being of our district and believes this will allow him to help guide and contribute to Placerville Union School District’s vision and goals.

He enjoys family and friends, animals, the outdoors, camping, hiking, paddleboard, kayaking, riding his bike, old cars, motorcycles, working on his home, and travel. He is currently a volunteer at the El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program and a member of El Dorado County Search and Rescue.

Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin - Member

Term Expires: 12/13/2024

Chris lived in El Dorado County from 1998-2004. He and his wife have great memories of their children attending Sierra School and being on the PTO. His love for the county encouraged him to move back here in 2016. Chris has worked for PepsiCo for 26 years, raised two children and been married for 30 years. One of his children just completed her student teaching in Kindergarten at Sierra school after attending Sacramento State. Watching how hard she works for her kids and school families is a reminder of the importance of supporting our schools. During his time away from El Dorado County, Chris was elected to the to a North Bay school board from 2006-2013. It was of great importance to Chris to be involved in his children’s education and to help make the schools within the district safe, accepting, United and equitable. He comes to El Dorado County with that same goal in mind. His love for our small town of Placerville encouraged him to be on our local school board and to ensure that our schools are a welcoming place for all teachers, staff, families, and community members.

Chris loves to play golf and going on walks with his wife and Golden Retriever Oliver. In his spare time, He enjoys a great cup of coffee and traveling with his family.