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Why I’m Running
I am running for re-election of the West Contra Costa Board of Education Area 4 because I have been a public-school teacher, I am a labor leader and a passionate advocate for kids. I have spent many years learning, listening, and working in our public schools. I know first-hand that we must increase academic achievement for all students, especially now in an online learning environment, where accessibility and inadequate resources pose more equity challenges than ever.
I believe that we must do more. As a trustee, I will work to:
RETAIN AND RECRUIT QUALITY EDUCATORS,
IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY of all district funds
KEEP STUDENTS SAFE in our schools by implementing our POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE policy,
Advocate for additional FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS,
Engage and INCLUDE PARENTS into decisions made, and
Fully support all of our students.
I am a first-generation American, California public school graduate, raised in a hardworking immigrant union family, and a bilingual teacher (also married to a teacher}. I have personally witnessed the problems with our system, especially how we invest in our African American students and English Language Learners. I will fight to provide the tools, resources, and funding needed for all students to succeed. By bringing parents, teachers, our cities, community members, and public and non-profit service providers together, we can build a positive future for our school district.