Trustee Amy Herman grew up in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri and is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Organizational Communication. She moved to San Diego in 1983 and has been a resident of Carmel Valley for the past 19 years. Amy and her husband Gregg have co-owned and operated Herman Design and Construction Company since 1985.
During her first term in office, Mrs. Herman completed the California School Boards Association's Masters in Governance certificate program and has served as Board Clerk and Vice President. She has also represented the Board on the Solana Beach School Liaison Committee, and the North Coastal Legislative Action Network. As a long-time volunteer in the local school districts, her positions include past Vice-President of Parent Volunteers at Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, Co-Chair of SDUHSD Legislative Action Network, Vice-President of Legislation for the Carmel Valley Middle School PTSA, Founding Board Member of the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, TPHS Dollars for Schools Secretary, and Former President and Secretary of Carmel Del Mar PTA. Mrs. Herman has served as a school board member since December, 2010.
Amy and husband, Gregg, have two children who attended Carmel Valley Middle School and graduated from district schools: Beth - TPHS 2006, Matthew - CCA 2009. Beth graduated from UC Davis, and Matthew is a graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.