Antioch Unified School District Board Trustee
TermS 2008-12 | 2012-2016
I am proud to call Antioch home. I graduated from Antioch High School, as did my son, James and my daughter-in-law Brittaniy. My husband Ken Gray is a retired Recreation Supervisor for the City of Pittsburg and currently works as a Program Coordinator for the Ambrose Recreation & Park District.
I have been the Executive Director for the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch; planning exhibits at the Lynn House Gallery and putting on Free Saturday Summer Concerts--what a wonderful and fun job that provides me the opportunity to meet many Antioch residents.
Prior to working in the nonprofit world, I spent 28 years in the telecommunications industry. In my last position, I spent far too many years commuting to cable systems located throughout northern California. Despite my many hours on the road, I always found the time to indulge my passion to be part of the community. From serving on commissions to volunteering at festivals and supporting the business community as a Chamber of Commerce board member, I've consistently found ways to give back to the community I call home.
I have worked on the Keep Antioch Beautiful Event since its inception, Coastal Cleanup Day, 4th of July 2012, Antioch PD Neighborhood Cleanup and many other events.
I have recently moved to the downtown area and am enjoying living in a 1930's historical home in Beede Park, across from Antioch City Park, where I played as a child. Life has brought me full circle and I am fortunate to have the time and energy to make life interesting and fun.
Antioch is a great place to work, live and play and more importantly, to receive a great education.
Thank you voters for 4 more years!
In today's challenging economic climate, we must work smarter and make better use of limited resources. My diverse background has provided me the skills needed to navigate the current local and state economic crises, hire successful district leaders and create an environment of open communications and collaborative relationships.
My business and community service experience and lifetime knowledge of Antioch has served me well during my tenure as an AUSD Board Member. As your elected representative, I have been a voice for financial accountability, increased investment in the classroom and school site safety.
We need to teach our students the way they want to learn I am a supporter of Linked Learning (also known as Academies); a high school improvement approach that makes learning exciting and challenging. It connects strong academics with real–world experience in a wide range of fields, such as engineering, arts and media, and biomedical and health sciences—helping students gain an advantage in high school, college, and career.
I will continue to advocate for strong public schools at all levels of government.
I am a school board member who has a relationship with the public I serve.
I will continue to continue to serve as your elected representative and would appreciate your vote.