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Board Members

Ann Corwin, President


Ann’s commitment to Oceanside Unified students began in 1973 at Ditmar Elementary School, and continued at South Oceanside Elementary and Martin Luther King Middle School until her retirement in 2006. A graduate of San Diego State University at the age of 21, she spent her first three years teaching in El Centro, her hometown, in the same school as her mother, a teacher for 24 years.

Her master teaching skills were developed in the classroom, as a head teacher, and as a reading resource teacher.  An A.V.I.D.  (a program which targets underserved students of our community and prepares them for college) teacher and Coordinator, she lead King Middle School AVID program to becoming a National Demonstration School. She became a National trainer for AVID International. Ann has mentored beginning teachers, served on many district committees, and has evaluated school programs throughout San Diego County.

After retiring from OUSD, she accepted a position at nearby St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Vista where she spent six additional years teaching. She is active in her faith. Both she and her husband, Ted, enjoy being with their five grandchildren. Two of the grandchildren currently attend Christa McAuliffe Elementary School. Both her daughter and daughter-in-law are teachers making them fourth generation teachers in Ann’s family. Her son is a National account sales analyst for the golf industry, and her son-in-law is a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, currently serving on the recently commissioned U.S.S. America.


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Emily Ortiz Wichmann, Vice President


Since 1994, Emily Ortiz Wichmann has served five terms on the Oceanside Unified School District’s Board of Education. During her service to the district, she has held all three board offices at least twice. A resident of the Oceanside community for five generations, Emily has long been a passionate supporter of families and children in the North County. She was the first person of color elected to the OUSD Board of Education. In 1998, Emily was awarded the Latina of the Year for Leadership by the North County Latinas’ Association. A consistent supporter of a “back to basics” foundation approach to education, she was instrumental in leading the district back to being recognized as a quality academic-and-student-centered institution. Emily strongly supports the district’s large military population and finding ways to make the district and what it provides to military students and families more accommodating. She takes a strong interest in the educational needs of children with autism. She and her husband of 40+ years, John, a retired veterinarian, have two grown daughters and three grand-children who have attended, or are attending, schools in OUSD.


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Emily Wichmann

Eleanor Juanita Evans, Clerk of the Board  


Eleanor Evans was elected to the OUSD Board of Education in November 2016. Ms. Evans believes quality public education is the greatest asset and greatest equalizer for achieving equity and human rights. She has devoted her 48 year teaching career to promoting high academic achievement, positive social-emotional wellbeing of her students, and equality. 

Ms. Evans has been a resident of Oceanside for over 30 years. She earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics/social sciences for teaching and a Master of Science in counseling and administration at San Diego State University. She has taught elementary and secondary education in the Oceanside Unified School District and the San Diego Unified School District.  She was an adjunct professor in the School of Education at San Diego State University and has taught economics at Mira Costa and San Diego Community College Districts. 

Ms. Evans advocates that our district prioritize and sufficiently fund our classrooms to enable our staff to empower and educate optimally our student - closing any and all achievement gaps. The shared benefits of her experiences, expertise, and professionalism will enable all educators and all students to help achieve their maximum potential.  She looks forward to serving the Oceanside Unified School District as a trustee. 

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Eleanor Evans  

Mike Blessing, Member                 


Mike Blessing was first elected to the OUSD Board of Education in November, 2008 and most recently re-elected in November, 2016. He brings to the board more than 40 years of experience in public service to the City of Oceanside and the North County. During this time frame he served the City and Oceanside community in a variety of positions. Mike worked as a staff planner for 10 years and as a planning director for 15 years. For a period of eight years, he held the post of Deputy City Manager in Oceanside. Mike was born and raised in Los Angeles. A graduate of Venice High, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from San Francisco State and his master’s degree in City Planning from San Diego State. His wife, Sandi Blessing, a Registered Nurse and a Skilled Nursing Home administrator, previously served on the Oceanside School Board from 1992-1996. The Blessings have two grown sons, Joey and Ben, both of whom attended and graduated from Oceanside schools – Ivey Ranch Elementary, MLK Middle School, and El Camino High School.  Mike is committed to public process and ensuring that our kids receive the best all-around education possible from the best teachers and support staff in the region and in top notch school facilities that our students and community richly deserves and supports.  

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Mike Blessing

Robert "Camo" Gleisberg , Member 


Robert “Camo” Gleisberg has been a proud resident of Oceanside for 40 years with strong ties to our local military, business and education communities.  His wife, Mary, served 35 years as an educator; 25 years as a principal within the Oceanside Unified School District at both the elementary and high school levels.  His two daughters graduated from El Camino High School and the University of Arizona.

“Camo” was raised in Seward, Nebraska.  He attended the University of Nebraska receiving his bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1967 with an emphasis in Personnel and Industrial Relations.  Upon college graduation, he was immediately commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps; initially serving as an Amphibian Tractor Platoon Commander.  Subsequently, he became a Navy Certified S.C.U.B.A. Diver and USMC Water Survival Instructor.  Later, he acquired a Naval Aviator designation and flew Marine Corps UH-1 "Huey" helicopters with HML-267 and HML-367.

Throughout his military career, he’s held numerous, command level financial management positions.  These duty assignments led to his selection to attend, and subsequently graduate, from the Department of Defense Professional Military Comptroller School.  Sequential tours followed serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Comptroller, for the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, First Marine Division, I Marine Amphibious Force, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.  In January 1989, after 23-plus years of service, he proudly retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Robert “Camo” Gleisberg is a past graduate of the San Diego County Office of Education’s “Business Manager Academy” and a 2015 California School Board Association graduate of their “Masters in Governance” program.  He is the honored recipient of the San Diego County Taxpayers’ Association “2010 Champion Award” and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce “2016 Elected Official of the Year” award.







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Robert "Camo" Gleisberg