In November 2022, I was re-elected to the Mt Diablo Unified School District Board with approximately 70% yes vote. 

Much gratitude to every single person who endorsed, donated, walked, talked, hosted, posted/waved signs, texted, and voted in support of my re-election to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District school board.

This landslide victory was made possible by each and every one of you coming together for the vision of welcoming, safe, inclusive schools for every Mt Diablo student. And now our coalition working to realize that vision is broader & stronger for it.

So now that the campaign is over, this website will be dedicated to keeping the community updated and informed about my work on the school board, and how you can get involved in positive ways.

Click below for more information:

  • Blog - read the latest about our schools and how you can help
  • About Me
  • Endorsements - see the wide range of your neighbors & organizations who supported my last campaign. I'm proud to have worked collaboratively with elected officials at city, county and state levels to ensure quality schools.
  • a short video where I discuss my first term accomplishments and goals for the next term
  • Latest from the blog

    Music to my ears

    This week for me was so enriched by MDUSD music, including Battle of the Bands and the Northgate Jazz concert. 

    Mr. Lejano is such a joyful force of nature! He is the Concord High Band Director and visionary of this event, hosted by Concord High that invites and includes bands from our area. They even combined a few bands to ensure students could participate from smaller programs. Each band cheers on the others, there’s a drum circle midway through that even the audience can join, and it culminates with a joint rendition of the song Born this Way that I cannot watch without a few tears.  This is a shining example of how music is so powerful for social emotional learning and belonging.  


    Watching our various bands play always makes me so proud of our district teachers and students, and yet mindful of the opportunities that are not as plentiful at some schools in our district.  That’s why I’m so hopeful about our work on the Strategic Districtwide VAPA plan, which is something I started advocating for back before I was elected to the school board. We have a unique opportunity with Prop 28 funds to create new, more equitable structures of the arts in our schools. There were exciting big ideas at the spring & summer District VAPA planning meetings, and I look forward to this topic coming to our board very soon.

    Funding for Gun Violence Prevention

    Big news! This week Governor Newsom signed AB28: The Gun Violence Prevention and School Safety Act!

    Thank you to all who advocated for this, especially Moms Demand Action local parent volunteers: Alex Navarro, Shannon Reif, Lisa Dell’anno, Nichole Hsu, Diana Honig, and Michelle Sinnott.

    This historic legislation provides urgently needed, reliable, annual funding for vital programs including $75 million to the California Violence Intervention & Prevention (CalVIP) grant program and $50 million to Dept of Ed to fund school mental health, behavioral services, and school safety measures.

    County Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to the Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year: Mr Alvarico and Ms Gonzalez-Ortega, as well as to MDUSD Finalist Danya Townsend, and all who were recognized at that inspirational evening.


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