Deana A. Arnold
Deana moved to the Santa Cruz mountains in fall 1999, after receiving her Ph.D. in genetics from U.C. Davis. She and her husband, Kevin, have been married since 1997 and have two daughters who attended the Loma Prieta school district, Zoë and Kaelie.
Prior to beginning her service on the Board of Trustees in 2014, Deana was already an active member of the mountain community. She served for three years as publicist for the Loma Home & School Club, was on the Superintendent’s Coordinating Council, and was a Campaign Circle member for the Measure H campaign in fall 2013. She also coordinated the Loma HSC-sponsored Family Science Day every year from 2011 through 2016. In addition, she is a member of the Summit Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an editor for the Mountain Network News, and a member of Skyland Community Church. She has also been a proud “lunch lady” at the CTE Snack Shack and a volunteer for Theatre in the Mountains. In 2016, Deana helped in the development of a ten-year facilities plan for the district, which is currently being implemented in a multi-year process. Deana worked as a patent agent for over 14 years before leaving her position at a biotech company to become a science teacher, and is now engaged in learning about public education from the educator's perspective.
Deana is proud to represent our community as a school board member and is dedicated to maintaining the excellent academic programs, supporting the exceptional staff, and ensuring the fiscal stability of Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District.