On September 7, 2017 the Board of Education held interviews to fill the school board seat vacancy due to the resignation of Mr. Kevin Hobby. Mr. Steve Sewell was appointed to serve until November 30, 2018. 

A 32-year resident of Brea, Mr. Sewell has spent the last 39 years in public education, most recently as a teacher in the Irvine Unified School District. Sewell has deep roots in Brea and has spent time serving on the Brea Soccer Association Board and coaching various youth sports within the community. 
 
Mr. Sewell officially took the oath of office at the September 11, 2017 Board Meeting.