Community

Our public schools are more than a place where kids take tests. They are part of what ties our communities together and shapes our children’s lives. The district is stronger when teachers, staff, and families collaborate.

As a volunteer, I worked to bring a garden to the campus of San Rafael Elementary. I know I'm not alone; families, neighbors, universities, and nonprofit organizations are eager to help across our community.


As a Pasadena Unified School District Board Member, I will:

  • Support collaborations with neighbors, community groups, universities, and local government to enrich our student's education and the community.

  • Promote more frequent feedback with parents and teachers through listening parties.

  • Work to improve teacher recruitment and retention. Collaborate with teachers to design better incentives and support in the classroom.

  • Support community programs and partnerships to engage Pasadena neighbors with Public Schools.

  • Advocate for shared-use playgrounds and gardens to on school sites to serve neighborhood communities.

  • Champion district events that inspire and prepare first-generation college students and their families on a path to higher education.

Equity

No matter what we look like, where we live, or what’s in our wallets, most of us want our public schools to inspire imagination, cultivate critical thinking, and ensure our children can live fulfilling lives. But certain politicians try to divide us, turn around and point the finger at families of color.


As a Pasadena Unified School Board Member, I will:

  • Promote a culturally responsive learning environment and training that embraces difference as a strength.

  • Advocate for instruction that addresses the learning needs of all students.

  • Support intervention programs for reading and math.

STRONG Schools

We believe that our families and neighborhoods are stronger, safer, and healthier when we come together to overcome shared challenges and develop collective solutions. As a mom, I rallied with the community to ensure safety for our children, teachers, and staff as we faced unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic. But, even as the most dangerous phase of this pandemic is in the rear-view mirror, we must grapple with learning loss and the social and emotional impacts on our students.

As a Pasadena Unified School Board Member, I will:

  • Help promote a safe working environment for staff and teachers.

  • Support efforts to address changes with the urgency that is required.

  • Promote access to mental-health resources for our students.

  • Take the responsibility of the office seriously and not avoid decisions even when they are tough.