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Gladys A. Diebert
Area 2 Representative (Area 2 map)
Trustee Since: 2023
Term Expires: 2026
Mrs. Diebert is a retired Senior Executive Assistant. Mrs. Diebert worked for Madera Unified School District for 32 years and for the last 9 of those years assisted the MUSD Board of Trustees and Superintendents.
Mrs. Diebert was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Mrs. Diebert moved to the USA at the age of 21. Like for many immigrants, the challenges were many but her dreams were bigger. Mrs. Diebert attended high school and college in Lima, Peru. Mrs. Diebert graduated from the Instituto Britanico del Peru and went on to teach English to children in the preschool and kindergarten age. Mrs. Diebert moved to Madera in 1989 and right away started her career at Madera Unified.
Mrs. Diebert believes that success is measured by the accomplishments of one’s own goals and objectives in life, and for her, the implementation of Student Board Members to the MUSD Board was one of her bigger accomplishments. Mrs. Diebert worked closely with the Governing Board and MUSD Superintendent to ensure the newly elected Student Board Members had the information necessary to bring students to this leadership position. Mrs. Diebert assisted and coached the first “class” of Student Board Members to be successful leaders at their own high schools, in their Student Voice meetings to represent their schools at board meetings by addressing their school needs and requests.
Mrs. Diebert currently provides consulting services to school districts and school boards in California by sharing her knowledge and experience gained while assisting five Superintendents and the Governing Board of Madera Unified. Mrs. Diebert enjoys traveling, reading, being involved in the betterment of citizens, and believes in children for the success of their own communities.
For 2023, Trustee Diebert will serve the following schools:
- Adams Elementary
- Alpha Elementary
- Furman Elementary
- Madera South High School
- Furman High School (shared with Area 7 Trustee)
For 2023, Trustee Diebert will serve on the following Board Advisory Committees:
- Budget and Finance Committee
- Career Technical Education Committee
- District English Language Learner Advisory Committee
- Parent Advisory Committee (Alternate)
- VAPA Advisory
- Wellness Committee