As a third-generation teacher who was raised in Stockton schools, education has been the foundation of my family’s success in this country. I ran for the Stockton USD Board in 2016, and served as the President, because I am motivated by the belief that all young people deserve access to an equitable and high-quality educational experience. I am running for re-election to continue working toward the vision that all Stockton students will graduate from our schools college, career, and community-ready.
As a member of the Stockton USD board, I have worked to ensure that all Stockton students have the resources they deserve and to increase support for our teachers and staff members. Together, we:
aligned our graduation requirements with the entrance requirements for California colleges, a first for San Joaquin County
hired more counselors and social workers
introduced a new teacher-selected curriculum, and
grew our ethnic studies programs.
In partnership with Mayor Michael Tubbs, I co-founded and then launched Stockton Scholars, which aims to dramatically increase the number of Stockton students who enter and complete higher education. In the first two years, we have awarded nearly 2,000 scholarships amounting to over $1,000,000 to students attending our local trade schools, community colleges, and universities.