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The Caldwell School District is governed by a five-member board of trustees elected from five zones. Those elected take office in January and serve for four years. Each trustee must be a qualified voter in the school district and a resident of the zone he or she represents. Below is when the next elections for school board will be held. Individuals interested in running for a position should confirm that their residence is in the zone (click the link) and then contact the Canyon County Elections Office.
November 2023 Election November 2021 Election
Zone 4 Zone 5
Zone 2 Zone 1
Zone 3  

Marisela Pesina

Marisela Pesina, Chair

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I am a lifelong Caldwell resident and have been involved in community service, in various capacities, my entire adult life. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Caldwell Housing Authority and the St. Luke’s West Treasure Valley Community Board. I have worked full-time for local title companies for the past sixteen years. I love Caldwell and have raised my two children, Miguel and Lucy, here. After working in the schools volunteering over the years, I feel it’s my season to give back, to advocate for the best education for all students in the District. I am excited to serve on the school board and want to ensure that all students and patrons have access to high-quality educational opportunities.

Trustee Travis ManningTravis Manning, Vice Chair

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My wife, Ann, and I and our three children are proud to say we have lived here in Caldwell going on 15 years. All three of our children attend Caldwell Public Schools and adore their teachers. I teach high school English and Public Speaking in a neighboring district, where I have also coached wrestling and advised student media and other clubs. 


We chose to raise our family in Caldwell because of the small-town feel, but with many of the large-city amenities. Ann has worked for many years on the Caldwell Bikeways and Pathways Committee. Our family regularly serves our faith community. We are strongly committed to building up the people of Caldwell, whoever they may be, and working to make sure we all do a better job of supporting our Latino brothers and sisters. We love you! And we love living in Idaho where there is an emphasis on family, faith, the outdoors, and independence. 


Manuel GodinaManuel Godina, Treasurer

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I've lived in Canyon County all my life and the last 26 years have made Caldwell my home. Growing up I worked many years in agriculture and benefited by gaining a strong work ethic. Currently, I am an employee at Norco where I assist customers with their home medical needs. I have been married for 21 amazing years to my wife Liz; together we have three beautiful daughters. My two older daughters started and ended their education in Caldwell; one is a graduate of the College of Idaho, the other currently attends the College of Western Idaho. My youngest daughter currently attends Caldwell schools. I've had the privilege of coaching girls fast-pitch softball for many years in our community. As a coach I got to see local students grow as athletes and as people. I'm dedicated to this great community and want to help Caldwell's schools prepare our kids to achieve their goals no matter what they are.

Trustee Andrew ButlerAndrew Butler, Trustee

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I was born and raised in Massachusetts where I observed what true commitment to education looks like.  I met my wife, Rachel, while we attended and graduated from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.   We decided to make Caldwell our home five years ago and have loved every moment.  We have four amazing children, three of whom attend Caldwell schools while our youngest will start kindergarten in two years.  I’m a third-generation custom cabinet maker and work for a local furniture maker in downtown Caldwell.  Since moving here, I have served in various leadership roles as a soccer coach and as a Cub Scout leader.

Trish Robertson

Patricia "Trish" Robertson, Trustee

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I am an Idaho native and I have lived most of my life in Caldwell. I started my academic life at Lincoln Elementary School and much later earned an M.A. in Counseling from the College of Idaho. I also attended Idaho State University and graduated with a B.S. in Biology. Until I retired two years ago, I was a counselor in private practice. Also, my daughter is a graduate of Caldwell High School, and her many years of education here has served her well. 
I love Idaho and it is the home of my heart. Idaho is the place my parents raised me to respect others and the environment and to strive to do my best in all endeavors. Serving on the Caldwell School Board is an honor. Children deserve a quality education and the opportunities to grow as individuals. They deserve to be safe, physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is our duty on the board to provide such an environment.