I wanted you to be the first to know that after a lot of thought, research, and soul-searching, I’ve declared my candidacy to serve on the Board of the Campbell Union High School District.
As you know, I am incredibly passionate about strengthening public education. There is nothing more important to the future of our community, state, and country than ensuring that all children have access to a free, high-quality education. Having graduated from one of the district’s six high schools, I know firsthand that we can, and must, do better.
Most importantly, my track record shows that I know how to get there.
I have a unique set of experiences that will help us move forward. As a former teacher in an underserved community, I learned that funding does not necessarily equal student success — nor does a dearth of funding preclude student achievement. Guiding my students toward academic and extracurricular excellence was an unforgettable and gratifying experience — one that will directly inform my approach to bringing innovation and higher expectations to the schools of CUHSD.
My current involvement in the education technology movement at a forward-thinking startup has given me new insight into the old adage of doing “more with less.” We face challenging times with a tough economy behind and ahead of us. When it comes to something as crucial as education, we can’t afford to do less. With less funding to go around, we need to do more and we need to give more — more of our time, our attention, our determination, and our ingenuity.