I’m so proud to report that we won the election by 70-30 margin, and I am now the newest Trustee of the South San Francisco School Board!

Running an election was quite an experience of expected and unexpected things. I will share part of the letter I wrote to supporters:

Thank you for supporting my campaign, whether it was through a donation of time, money, mental support, or all three. I appreciate that you believed in my vision for my time on the board and that you equally believed I could see it through.

I was honored to be selected by more than 70% of voters in my district, and I believe we achieved that result thanks to a great team. We canvassed more than 1,500 houses (almost 4,000 of the 8,800 registered voters). We had a fantastic mailer thanks to the South San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association. We had compelling endorsements and an equally compelling message.

I had my first board meeting on Dec 15 and it was great to honor outgoing Board President John Baker and select Dr. Chialin Hsieh as the new President.

We heard from Marco Lopez, the principal of Parkway Heights, and learned about the Character Strong program that is showing early results in connecting kids to school.

I have a lot of thoughts to share about the California School Boards Association conference from Nov 30-Dec 3 and I will be sharing them in the coming weeks.

Thank you again for your support!