My name is Yarma Velazquez, and I am running to represent District 7 on the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education.
When elected, I will work to increase community input in school board decisions, ensure all children in the district achieve a high standard of education no matter their background, and ensure students and teachers can work and learn in a safe, welcoming environment.
I am a mother of two elementary school children in PUSD, Pasadena neighbor, and a third-generation educator. I've been an active parent volunteer at San Rafael Elementary, volunteering in my kids' classrooms as well as in the school's sustainable garden. I am originally from Puerto Rico, but Pasadena is our home. I have worked in education for the last 13 years in the department of Chicano/a Studies at California State University Northridge.
Join me, and we will work together to support and empower teachers and strengthen our Pasadena community.