Meet the Commissioners
Began serving 2021. Jill Fergison has been involved with Escondido public schools for over 50 years. She began her time as a student herself and later continued her connection with EUSD as a member of the classified service for over forty years! During her employment with the District, Jill served as a CSEA representative and as a member of the bargaining team. In addition to serving as a commissioner on the EUSD Personnel Commission, she also serves as a member on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit preschool. Commissioner Fergison is a firm believer in the principles of the Merit system and its efforts to provide the most qualified employees to serve our students. Jill has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Personnel Management from National University.
Began serving 2019. Commissioner Morasco is somewhat new to the Commission but has been associated with CSEA since 1998. Ms Morasco has had the unique distinction of working at various positions and levels as a Classified Employee at all High Schools in the EUHSD (Valley Center, Valley, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, Del Lago Academy and Escondido). She was chosen by the EUHSD as the lone representative for the District wide Classified Employees as a team member for the planning and development of the Del Lago Academy. Pam continues to work in education presently.
Pam first moved to Escondido in 1962. She attended Orange Glen High School and married her High School sweetheart. Pam and her husband have four children and are waiting for the arrival of grandchild number eight! Commissioner Morasco is very active in her church and community and has worked with various youth groups for many, many years. She has also spent several years doing volunteer work as a Humanitarian Service Missionary in various countries of the Caribbean and South America.
Began serving 2023. Commissioner Gutschmidt is the newest member to the Personnel Commission being appointed as the Board of Education representative in March 2023. She previously served on the Personnel Commission in 2016. She retired from EUSD in June 2014 after working as a Payroll Clerk and Technician for 20 years. During this time she served multiple terms as President of CSEA Chapter 150. Carol believes this gives her a unique perspective in her position on the Commission as she knows the ins and outs of being a Classified employee. She has two sons, Brooks and Mitchell, that are successful products of the EUSD school system. Her hobbies include crafts, baseball and spending as much time as possible with her husband, Jon, and her 3 grandchildren.