Elva Lopez-Zepeda

Board Vice President

Trustee Area 3

Email: elva.lopez-zepeda@sweetwaterschools.org


Elva Lopez-Zepeda was elected to the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) in November 2022. She has been a resident of Chula Vista for over 20 years. She is a parent of two children who attended schools in the district.

Mrs. Lopez-Zepeda is an educator with over three decades of experience, who has worked to prepare students to become independent learners and life-long learners at South Bay Union School District. As an educator and board member, she believes that schools have the important role of shaping our future and must provide students with a high quality education to prepare them to meet the challenges of the future.

Mrs. Lopez-Zepeda was the first in her family to graduate from a university when she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Stanislaus. She obtained a Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language Academic Development (BCLAD) teaching credential from San Diego State University.  She later fulfilled the requirements for the Administrative Services Credential and a Master of Arts degree in Education from California State University, San Marcos.