• Erica Halpern
    Term: 2015 - 2016, 2016 - 2020

    Erica and her husband, Mike, have lived in Del Mar since 2011. They chose Del Mar as their home largely because of the exceptional public schools. Two of their children attend Del Mar Heights School, and the youngest will enroll in 2017.

    Erica attended public schools in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned her BA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. She received her MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

    Erica’s background is in finance, management and public affairs. She worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and was promoted into the management group, where she was involved with business selection, staffing and internal management. She previously helped establish the Presidio Trust, which converted the Presidio of San Francisco into a self-funding national park and worked in an inner-city middle school in the Bay Area through the AmeriCorps national service program.

    Community Service:
    Erica served as PTA President at Del Mar Heights School for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. She has been active in the school as a room parent and classroom volunteer. She is also involved with the Del Mar Foundation and Young Del Mar. 

    Board Responsibilities:
    Erica was appointed on March 4, 2016 to serve the remainder of the term through November 2016. She was re-elected to serve a four-year term from December 2016 - December 2020.  She served as Governing Board Clerk in 2018. She is currently serving as Governing Board President, and as a representative on the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF), alternating with other members.