I am a trustee (and President through December 2022) of the Board of Education in Albany Unified School District, California. I have two kids: one at Albany Middle School and one at Albany High School. I have lived in Albany since moving to University Village in 2008. I was elected in 2018 and my term ends in December 2022.
Here’s more about my background:
As a member of this community for 10 years and a longstanding PTA volunteer, I am deeply invested in the betterment of Albany public schools. My children attend Albany Middle School and Ocean View Elementary, where I have served on the Site Council. Because I believe in investing in our schools, I was also involved in the YES on Measure LL parcel tax campaign. I helped to campaign for Albany’s sanctuary city policy and help craft our district’s Safe Haven policy for immigrant children.
I have great respect for the challenges teachers face and the work needed to give children a foundation for success. I have devoted my career to teaching and researching in a public university because I believe public education can provide opportunity for all. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers Local 1474.
And my campaign promises:
I will work to improve communication and trust between my board colleagues, parents, teachers, and administrators. We must work collaboratively if we want to improve outcomes for all students and ensure that all students in our diverse district feel valued.
I will use my professional expertise in public finance to shine a light on the critical budgetary decisions we face, and to ensure that students and teachers have the resources they need in the classroom.