Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Elvia M. Rivas, President
Alfonso Sanchez, Vice President
Sarah Galvez, Clerk
Samuel Crowe, Member
Michael C. Flores, Member

Board Oath 2017

Sam Crowe

Samuel Crowe, elected to the OMSD Board of Trustees in 2008, and appointed in 2012.  He graduated from Chaffey High School and holds a BA from UCLA and a law degree from USC.  Mr. Crowe is married to Annette, who also graduated from Chaffey High School.  They have three children, Daniel Crowe, Martin Crowe, Suzanne Dalali, and three grandchildren. Mr. Crowe has been actively involved in the community.  In Ontario, he served as a planning commissioner, city councilman for eight years, and city attorney.  He was the first city attorney for the city of Rancho Cucamonga.  He is currently the President of Traveler’s Aid serving the Ontario Airport and is President of the Small Business Loan Corporation.  Mr. Crowe has practiced law in the city of Ontario for 51 years.


Michael Flores

Michael C. Flores, elected to the OMSD Board of Trustees in 2014, is a fourth-generation native of Ontario and has much local history in his family. Dr. Flores is a  former student of Corona, Del Norte, and Wiltsey (Imperial) Schools.  He has taught at the k-12 level and currently teaches at the college level. A graduate of Chaffey High School, he holds a BA in Medieval History from CSU Fullerton, a MA in Middle Eastern History from CSU Los Angeles, and an EdD in Educational Administration and Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, Orange, in addition to a valid teaching credential. He holds the professoriate in global history at Cypress College, where he has taught the k-12 Social Science curriculum to college students and pre-service teachers. He has published research in his field, and continues to write. He is a former PTA officer at Edison School, where his children previously attended. He is active with the Forgiving for Living Foundation, with its mission to help underprivileged youth.   Dr. Flores is involved with the California Latino School Boards Association. He currently sits on CTA's State Council and served as the Political Action Coordinator for CSEA, Local 101. He is a single parent of two daughters.


Trustee Sarah S Galvez

Sarah S. Galvez,
 elected to the Ontario-Montclair School District Board of Trustees in 2016, is a graduate of the Chaffey College and the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Art in Art History. Sarah is a proud alumni of the Ontario-Montclair School District and a graduate of Chaffey High School. She is proud to serve her community through her continued commitment as a Board Member for the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Additionally, Sarah serves as a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Lodge #345. This organization has served the residents of Ontario for over 128 years.

Elvia Rivas

Elvia M. Rivas, elected to the Ontario-Montclair School District Board of Trustees in 2010, is an avid community volunteer. Elvia is a 14-year Ontario Kiwanis member, serving 12 years as a board member, president for six years at the club level, lieutenant governor at district level and past trustee for three years of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District for Kiwanis International.  In addition, she served as a board member for Ontario Eastern Little League from 2002 through 2008 and is actively involved in Chaffey High School’s Renaissance Program.  Elvia received her BA in Liberal Studies/Education from San Diego State University. Keeping in step with her devotion to service, Elvia is employed at the Ontario International Airport, heading the division for passengers with special needs for Alaska Airlines. She also sits on the boards for the Ontario-Montclair YMCA and the Pomona Community Health Center.

Alfonso Sanchez

Alfonso Sanchez, elected to the OMSD Board of Trustees bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the policy-making process for the state of California. As a 25-year public servant serving as a Legislative Aid and Chief of Staff to various assembly members, state senators, and members of Congress, Alfonso has helped shape education policy at the state level to bring positive change to our local schools and communities.  Most recently, Alfonso Sanchez served as Chief of Staff for Ontario and Montclair’s state senator and member of Congress.  Alfonso has worked on legislation to increase local control for schools.  He has fought for fairness in education for our foster youth and has worked to expand student health initiatives and school public safety funding.Alfonso Sanchez resides in the City of Montclair. His family first settled in San Bernardino County in the 1920’s where his grandfather built their first family home in the neighboring city of San Bernardino.