Damian Armitage, PresidentTop of Page

Phone: (916) 743-5881
e-Mail: dtarmitage@gmail.com

Damian Armitage was elected to the Board in November 2010.  He and his family moved to Lincoln in 2005.  Damian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy in 1994 from California State University, Sacramento.

Professionally, Damian has worked as an auditor, tax policy specialist, and technical advisor since 1998.  Damian previously served as a Planning Commissioner and member of the Citizens' Advisory Financial Task Force for the City of Lincoln.  In addition, he brings to the Board sound fiscal management experience from his several years of service on the homeowner board and committees in Lincoln Crossing.

Damian resides in Lincoln Crossing with his wife, Michelle, and their twin sons, Nicholas and Al.

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Paul Long, Vice PresidentTop of Page

Phone: (916) 747-5066
e-Mail: paulmlong111@gmail.com

I am honored to serve on the Western Placer Unified School District Board of Trustees and represent area one, Valley View. I have a long history on the board and have a deep connection with the school district. My children were educated in this school system, and I have also had grandchildren attend Western Placer schools..

I am a local business owner and have enjoyed many roles on the school board. In addition to supporting our excellent academic programs, I am a strong supporter of career and vocational programs through my membership on the Farm Foundation. I have the belief that every child can succeed and learn.

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Kris Wyatt, ClerkTop of Page

Phone: (916) 768-3803
e-Mail: Kriswyatt49@gmail.com

It is an honor to serve on the WPUSD school board.  I was elected to the board in 2010.

Before coming to the board, I retired from WPUSD after 37 years as a teacher/counselor. I loved the opportunity that I was given and hope to make a difference throughout my tenure as a board member.

I reside in Lincoln with my husband, Larry (a lifetime resident).  We have two daughters Amy and Mandy.  Amy along with her husband, Mike, both attended Western Placer Schools and now their children are currently attending in Western Placer Unified School District.  Our daughter, Mandy, also a WPUSD graduate, and her husband, Chad live in a neighboring city.  Mandy is a teacher at Lincoln High School.

Lincoln is very important to me and I am very involved in the community; Lincoln Rotary, Lincoln Community Foundation, Friends of McBean Park.  However the school district is my first priority and my goal is to continue supporting the district goals and efforts  

I am here to serve my community and Western Placer Unified School District.

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Brian Haley, MemberTop of Page

Phone: (916) 884-4459
e-Mail: pimdaroly@gmail.com

profile photoBorn in Grass Valley, California on July 1, 1947, Brian Haley has been a teacher, librarian, and, since 1996, Dean of Learning Resources at Sierra College in charge of the areas of libraries, computer labs, instructional media, tutoring, basic skills coordination and distance learning.

Brian spent 25 years on the East coast, including six years at Harvard University (BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970, and MA in Greek and Latin, 1974) and three years in Philadelphia (MS in Library and Information Science, Drexel University, 1979). Before starting his library career, Brian taught Latin to grades 8-12 in Virginia. He was a paraprofessional cataloger at Bryn Mawr College Library (Pennsylvania) from 1976 to 1979. After obtaining his Masters Degree in Library Science, Brian held the position of Head of Cataloging at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Head Librarian of Deerfield Academy in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts. For one year (1984-1985) he served as an employee of the Government of the Bahamas in charge of setting up a new library at the College of the Bahamas. From 1985 until 1990, he worked in the Virginia Community College System, first as Head Cataloger and then as Director of Learning Resources at John Tyler Community College.

Returning to California in the summer of 1990, Brian was appointed Director of Library Services at Butte College in Oroville, where he also taught Classical Greek and Latin. Brian retired in 2014 as the Dean of the Library/Learning Resource Center at Sierra College in Rocklin, California.

Paul Carras, MemberTop of Page

Phone: (916) 257-0216
e-Mail: paul_carras@yahoo.com

profile photoPaul was appointed to the Board in September 2006 and ran unopposed in 2008, 2012, and 2016. He has an extensive background in public education, including nine years of teaching at the high school level, 15 years as a school site principal and 16 years as a central office administrator, including serving as Assistant Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent.

During his 40+ years in education, Paul has been in charge of facilities development, school finance, labor relations, curriculum development and testing and assessment.

He has lived in Lincoln since 2003 and believes that his background and experiences in other growing districts will be an asset not only to Western Placer Unified but to the student, staff, parents and the community as a whole.


For a map of each Trustee Area, click here.
  • Area I - Paul Long
  • Area II - Brian Haley
  • Area III - (1) Damian Armitage, (2) Kris Wyatt, (3)  Paul Carras