I care about our community and am committed to making it better.
As a former Antioch Unified School District Trustee and President, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve our school district for many years and I look forward to becoming involved in different aspects of our community in new and exciting ways.
My work experience spans a 28-year career in the telecommunications industry – from high school to retirement. I started my career as a part-time file clerk and held many front line and leadership positions along the way. I was the first woman in the Delta System to work in the field and from there Customer Service, Marketing Coordinator, Area Support Systems Manager, and finishing as the Regional Director of Customer Service for Northern California. When Comcast purchased AT&T Cable Division, I happily took a great package; retiring at age 48.
After my cable retirement, I had the great fortune of working in the nonprofit sector as the Executive Director for the Antioch Arts & Cultural Foundation for an additional 12 years. I was the curator for the Lynn House Art Gallery, created the Arts4Schools programs, the Annual Celebration of Art at the Antioch Historical Society, and was responsible for the Free Antioch Summer Concerts in Waldie Plaza. Most importantly, I was fortunate to interact with students, local artists, musical groups and community members.
Due to being a nearly life-long resident, a parent of an AUSD student and as a proud product of Antioch Unified School District, I am fortunate to give back through my School Board role.
School Board Key Focus
Becoming a school board member is a serious commitment. It takes quite a bit of time and dedication to be an effective school board member; it is more than attending bimonthly school board meetings.
When I was first elected, AUSD had one Linked Learning Academy at the high school level; today there are eleven. Music, art, and counselors have been reinstated and vice-principals are in every elementary school. Two school bonds have been passed, bringing improvements at Antioch High School and at fourteen of our 40-year old schools.
I have deep expertise in leadership, community volunteerism, relationship building, and fiscal responsibility. I believe in building collaborative partnerships to engage teachers, parents, and the community in order to create an environment for our students to succeed.
My work and life experience, compassion, and history contributed to my being an involved and committed school board member.