I am proud to be the 1st Latina/woman of color elected to the Vista Unified School District, a district that serves over 75% students of color.  I'm highly qualified to serve and proud of my accomplishments.  I’m a Marine Corps veteran recognized with a Navy Achievement Medal.  I've taught 1st grade for 22 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 to bring a COVID-19 testing center to VUSD.   Our center expanded testing for students, staff, and community members in our region, later becoming a much-needed vaccination site for all of North County San Diego.  This valuable clinic helped keeps our students, staff and schools safer as VUSD provided in-person instruction for families who couldn't stay home with their students for virtual learning.  in addition, we have added school counselors, assistant principals, and  parent liaisons to every school site to meet the needs of our students and their families. 

I negotiated an agreement, increasing CTE opportunities/apprenticeships for our students, jobs for VUSD graduates, school district residents, and military veterans.

I asked for an independent audit to better serve ALL of our students. Our district is now working to improve our systems and supports for underserved student populations such as special needs students, students living in poverty and English Language Learners.  During the 2020 Census, I led counting efforts within our district, ensuring VUSD 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 will continue to fight for mental health supports for our students while providing the much needed extended learning opportunities needed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.  I'm running for re-election so that all students have the conditions to self-actualize their potential.  I respectfully ask for your support.

Martha Alvarado For Vista School Board 2022 FPPC#1438741


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    “I endorse Martha because her heart is huge, and she is a voice for families who have historically lacked representation. From the perspective of a teacher, I appreciate having another teacher in a position of leadership. She does not ask anything of us that she is not prepared to do herself for her own students and school community.”

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    “I believe in Martha’s dedication and commitment to always put her student’s needs first. Martha has proved this to us through her valuable actions over the years.”

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    “Martha has proven her leadership as a champion for children in Vista, and as a educator. She is committed to her values, and fighting for children having the best education possible.”

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    “Martha is an education warrior and should be re-elected to the VUSD school board to continue the work students in Vista deserve.”

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