Why I'm Running

I’m running for Oakland school board in District 2 because almost 35 years ago as a parent and President of the Glenview Elementary School PTA, our neighborhood school, I saw firsthand the impact of devastating budget cuts on our students. I worked then with a coalition of other parents and community members to increase funding for public education, and I’ve been engaged in that fight every year since. 

That early organizing ignited my passion for education, and I became a credentialed teacher in 1991. Over the next 27 years, I taught in several schools, grade levels, and subject areas, serving both special and general education classrooms. I won numerous awards for my teaching, and developed curriculum for OUSD that is used by district teachers to this day. My experience as an award-winning OUSD teacher uniquely qualifies me for the school board. No other board member has my experience. 

I am proud to be an OUSD teacher, a parent, and a grandparent, and while my days in the classroom are behind me, I am committed to continuing my work for Oakland students as a member of the school board.