I am proud to be the first Latina and woman of color elected to serve on the Vista Unified School District, a district that serves over 75% students of color. I am highly qualified to serve, and proud of my accomplishments. I’m a Marine Corps veteran recognized with a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal. I have taught first grade for 21 years and was chosen as Teacher of the Year at my school site.
I understand how difficult this pandemic has been in our community. As such, I collaborated with community partners and local officials, bringing a COVID-19 testing center to VUSD, expanding testing for students and staff. It’s now a COVID-19 vaccination center.
I helped negotiate a Project Labor Agreement, delivering apprenticeship opportunities for students, jobs for graduates, school district residents, and military veterans.
I asked for an equity audit to better serve ALL of our students. Our district is now working to improve our systems and support for underserved student populations. During the 2020 Census, I led efforts ensuring our district receives our share of federal funding for special needs students, our nutrition program, preschool programs and for English Language Learners.
I was named 1st Term School Board Member of 2021 by the San Diego County School Boards Association . My accomplishments are significant and my representation as the first Latina school board member elected in Vista Unified matters.
Although I am proud of the work that has begun in Vista Unified, there is much more to be accomplished. I am running for reelection so that all students have the conditions to self-actualize their potential. I respectfully ask for your support.