Term: Expires 2024
I am proud to have served the students, parents, staff, and community members of NCLUSD since 2006 and most recently District 4. My background in education is diverse: starting with dropping out of high school in my sophomore year and returning to community college after working dead-end jobs for 14 years, with my GED in hand, a single parent of two, I earned my AA degree and was our class’ valedictorian. At CSU Sacramento, I earned my BA degree and I worked on my MA degree while simultaneously working on a single-subject credential program, and taught English Composition at Sac State as a Teaching Assistant. I graduated with my MA in English Composition with a special emphasis in African-American women’s literature in Aug. of 1991and was hired for a full-time tenure-track teaching position at Modesto Junior College (MJC), where I taught for 22 years, retiring Dec. 2013. I am a wife, mother, grandmother (of twenty) and great grandmother (of one). I serve on the Newman Fire Auxiliary, Friends of the Library, and the Lions Club. I live to serve and volunteer. My main goals as a school board member are to 1.) make certain each student gets the education that he/she needs to be a successful, viable part of our country’s future; 2.) ensure the safety and health of each student; and 3.) ensure that the students have a quality academic curriculum. Two of my biggest highlights each year is to see our students walk across the TOSCA stage and receive monies, and receive their diplomas. I am humbled to serve our students, parents, staff, and community members. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me on this website, catch me at the Grille, Nob Hill, or somewhere else in town.