Restore balance to the CNUSD School Board with Parent Representation
"Creativity and appreciation for the arts is important for all students to have a well-rounded education, exposing them to new ideas and perspectives. Arts education boosts school attendance, academic achievement, and college attendance rates; improves school climate; and promotes higher self-esteem and social-emotional development."
-Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent
Dedicated to serving our children and community
My family moved to Corona when I was twelve years old. I attended Corona Junior High School and Corona High School then continued my education at Riverside Community College where I earned my AS Degree in 1995. Shortly thereafter, I put my books aside, and began the challenge of raising a family in the city that I have called home for 39 years. Raising four children, with their own special needs and learning styles has helped me become the youth advocate that I am today. For more than a decade I have advocated for children and public education at the local, state, and national levels. My work is deeply rooted in volunteer service throughout the Corona-Norco Unified School District:
- Served as PTA Advocacy Chairman and Legislative Chairman at several school sites
- Served as Vice President of Advocacy for Corona-Norco Council PTA (2012 – 2015)
- Served as Vice President of Advocacy for 23rd District PTA (2013 – 2015)
- Served as President for Corona-Norco Council PTA (2015 – 2017)
During my tenure, I promoted adequate funding for children with special needs, arts education, more counselors, and “other means of correction” for at-risk students. I trained and mentored future advocates. I received the California State PTA Honorary Service Award three times for my volunteerism:
- 23rd District PTA (2014)
- Eisenhower Elementary PTA (2016)
- Corona-Norco Council PTA (2017)
I continue to serve Council PTA and District PTA as Scholarship Chairman. Through CNUSD, I have also represented parents on the Measure U and Measure GG Oversight Committees. I continue to represent parents on the Local Control and Accountability Plan Committee (LCAP), where we help prioritize supplemental grant spending for our most vulnerable students.
I returned to the University of California, Riverside and completed my BA degree in Public Policy in 2019.
With one more child in high school, my commitment to children and public education has not waned. I remain dedicated to ensuring that our schools deliver a quality education in an equitable and just manner. Parents need learning options – not labels – for children that have different needs and learning styles. For too long, the education industry has normalized the procedure of medicating children who cannot adapt to a one-size-fits-all style of learning. I will bring the current CNUSD parent voice to the school board. In the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I will advance educational policies that finally normalize accommodations and modifications for struggling students with the potential to benefit all students.
I'm a parent of a CNUSD student. I plan on actively engaging parents to help them play an essential role in CNUSD school board decisions.
STEAM education is critical. Start with Art: studies show regular art instruction helps students excel in all areas.
Safe & Stable Learning Options
Families need to have learning options that are age appropriate and recognize their working status.
Restorative & Educational Justice
Students of color are singled out too often. We can apply better disciplinary systems to improve student success.