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(Shown above with Centralia School District Trustee Steve Harris)

Gina Clayton-Tarvin began her teaching career in 1995 in the ABC Unified School District as a substitute teacher while attending graduate school at California State University, Long Beach. While taking night classes, Clayton-Tarvin worked days in the ABCUSD at elementary, middle, and high schools. She began to teach full time at Fedde Junior High School in Hawaiian Gardens in 1996 in both the math and science departments working with seventh and eighth grade students. While at Fedde MS she was instrumental in creating, procuring, and implementing the Magnet School Assistance Program grant. She was the chief writer of the science portion of the $3.4M federal grant which was awarded to the school. She served as the magnet school's science coordinator and later as its lead magnet school Coordinator. 

While serving Fedde students, she also worked as adjunct staff for CSULB's MESA Engineering Program (MEP). In 1997 she began working for the ABC Federation of Teachers as a Site Representative at Fedde Middle School for eight years, as well being elected to the ABCFT, AFT Local 2317, AFL-CIO Executive Board as Recording Secretary for four years, then as Middle School Vice-President for four years as well as serving four years as Vice-President-at-Large. 

In 2005-2006, she then moved to Cerritos Elementary school where she has been teaching the sixth grade GATE program for the last ten years. She is also serving as the Cerritos Elementary School ABCFT Site Representative and has done so for the past nine years. While at Cerritos Elementary School, she co-authored the California Distinguished Schools Recognition Program application in two separate cycles. The first award was granted in 2008 and the second in 2014. 

Gina Clayton-Tarvin holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Anthropology. She holds a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential as well as a California Secondary Single Subject Credential in Biology. She holds an English Learner (EL) Authorization and Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate and is authorized to provide instruction to English learners.The course work for her credentials was completed at CSULB and UCLA. She is credentialed to teach K-12 and Adult School. She has worked for Special Education as a home school teacher as well. She did her student teaching at Aloha Elementary School in Lakewood and at Fedde Junior High School in Hawaiian Gardens in the ABC Unified School District.

She has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She understands the diverse needs of students, parents, teachers, taxpayers, and the Ocean View School District. She was elected for her first term to the Ocean View School District Governing Board of Education on November 6, 2012 and began this four year term as Trustee in December 2012. She successfully completed the California School Board Association Masters of Governance program and received her certification in 2014.

Gina Clayton-Tarvin resides in Huntington Beach. She is a member of the Mesa View PTSO, the Cerritos Elementary PTA, Circle View PTO, and the Lake View PTO. She is a volunteer for AYSO Region 55, Friday Night Lights, and the Ocean View Little League. She is an active member of the Surf City Optimist Club serving children in need, as well as a member of American Legion Auxilary, Unit 133. She speaks Italian, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish languages and has resided abroad to study and research. Clayton-Tarvin was re-elected to the Board of Trustees on November 8, 2016 to serve for a second term ending in 2020. 

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