As the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants, education has always played a major role in my life. Instead of bedtime stories, my grandfather gave my cousins and me lengthy lectures about the importance of education. While I may not have fully appreciated it at the time, I was surrounded by adults who passed on this value of education to me. 

I have dedicated my career to serving in human services and education nonprofits, specifically those dedicated to educational equity, because I believe that a child’s race, ethnicity, or income should not dictate their educational opportunities. As the mother of a two-year old who will be entering District 15 shortly, I am running for board of education because I want her and every other child in our district to have the resources, high expectations, and support needed to thrive today and in the future.

If elected, I hope to partner with the board and administration on the following priorities:

1. Build on the strengths in our academic results and decrease the gap in academic outcomes along lines of race, ethnicity, and income.

2. Have a clear implementation plan for full-day kindergarten.

3. Increase transparency and community engagement between the Board of Education and our community at large.

4. Finalize a new boundaries plan that meets our community’s needs, maximizes current resources, and efficiently invests in long-term sustainability.

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January 19, 2019

Almost half-way to our first goal!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. It truly means the world to me. 

We're just $25 away from the half-way point of our first fundraising goal. Let's keep this momentum going!

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