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John Largent

John Largent 

 President                                                                                                                               Representing Area 5 – Dent Urban       

John is a long-time member, having succeeded Bob Betti in 1981.  He is a native son of the area.  He attended local elementary schools and graduated from Escalon High School. John is self employed in area agricultural pursuits.  John served a two-year term as Board President from December 2012 to December 2014 and is currently serving as Vice President. Mr. Largent’s current term is December 2018 – December 2022. 

Email: jrlargent@escalonusd.org

John Largent

Nick Caton 

Vice President                                                                                                                      Representing Area 3 - Van Allen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nicholas Caton attended local schools and is a graduate from EHS. His wife Kimberly and four of six of their children are also EHS graduate with two younger children that are enrolled in Escalon School District. An active community member who was raised in Escalon, Nick is employed as a local REaltor and an area farmer. He joined the Board of Trustees in December of 2016 succeeding Amy Bavaro in Area 3 and is currently service as Vice President. Mr. Caton's current term is December 2016 - December 2024.  

Email: ncaton@escalonusd.org

Nick Caton

Kate Powell

Clerk
Representing Area 2 – Farmington 

Kate grew up in a small farming community in Colusa County. She moved to Escalon in 2003 after she finished Modesto Junior College with a child development degree along with a dental assistant degree. She married her husband Everett Powell who grew up in Escalon School District. They have three children, two of which attend Van Allen Elementary. She is an active member of the community along with working part-time in a dental office. Mrs. Powell's current term  is December 2018 - December 2022.

Email: kpowell@escalonusd.org

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Member
Representing Area 1 – Collegeville

Richard attended local local elementary schools and graduated from Escalon High School.  After Escalon High School, he continued his education, graduating from CSU Chico.  He now resides on his family’s farm where he works with his father, Grant, farming a variety of crops. Richard began serving on the board in December 2010, succeeding Phil Brumley. Richard completed a two-year term as the Board President in December 2016. Mr. Thompson’s current term is December 2018 – December 2022. 

Email: rthompson@escalonusd.org

Janai Stanton

Janai Stanton

Member
Representing Area 4 – Dent Rural 

Escalon born and raised, Janai Stanton attended Dent Elementary School as a youngster and graduated from Escalon High School. Both of her parents, and her daughter, had the same opportunity. She grew up a local farmer's child and feels a deep connection to Escalon and San Joaquin County as a whole. Ms. Stanton recently retired from 33 years of service in the education system and feels a deep connection to schools as well. Janai has been appointed to fill an unexpired term of office through December 2022.

Email:jastanton@escalonusd.org

 

Sara Bava

Sarah Bava

Student Board Representative                                                                                               2021-2022

Sarah Bava is a senior at Escalon High School. She has been a student in the Escalon Unified School District since kindergarten. Sarah is actively involved in Associated Student Body (ASB) leadership, FFA, and girls golf. After she graduated from EHS, Sarah plans to attend MJC to study business and  later transfer to a 4 year university to earn her degree. She currently holds the ASB Vice President position and is very proud to be an Escalon Cougar.