Each year Milpitas Unified School District experiences movements. Movements caused by life happenings, economics, circumstances and growth opportunities. As I enter into my 9th year on the Board, I am always curious to what movements will occur for the following year. I am always hopeful the movements will ultimately benefit the children and families we serve for years to come. Continuity is something school systems always pursue. Equally as important, I am hopeful where the movements occur, new leaders from within are inspired to emerge and build upon previous good work.
There are tens of thousands of parents in the Milpitas community that appreciate good work and observe our movements. Each day they see our classrooms; the cleanliness of the grounds; the busses traveling around town; they hear about the nutrition; witness some of our challenges; they notice the friendliness and the knowledge level of the administrators and staff.
Last weekend at the Science Olympiad at Milpitas High School, I was deeply moved by the MUSD team and its volunteers. Not only did the high school team earn a trip to the state competition, many of their parents helped to host simultaneously. I learned that MHS volunteered to host the tournament because the planned venue fell through. Kudos to Letta (Meyer) and her team!
The way we deal with movements directly affects our ability to serve. And the way we serve directly affects our ability to deal with movements.
2020 CSBA State Board Member of the Year
2023 MUSD Board President