Women's Federation; volunteered in voter registration for Latin
American Voters of America and registered voters for the Republican
Party of Orange County; interned with Congressmen Ed Royce between
1998-99 and participated in breast cancer awareness by sponsoring
Education: Associate's from Santa Ana College; bachelor's in
criminal justice with a minor in political science (cum laude) from
Cal State Fullerton.
Favorite leader: Ronald Reagan.
* STUDENT SAFETY:
Student safety is of the utmost importance and should be addressed
with realistic solutions. Over-regulation of students is unnecessary
since the vast majority of students are honest hard-workers. There is
an extremely small percentage of students that cause 87% of the
problems and these students should be addressed.
* RAISING STUDENT TEST SCORES:
The first thing that we should not do is overvalue test scores.
Test scores should be used as tools to trouble-shoot for areas to
enhance teaching methods. They should not be used as the only
determining factor for a student's learning. Most students have
different aptitudes and gifts that cannot be measured by standardized
* FISCAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DISTRICT:
The first fiscal improvement that I would make as a board member
is not to vote for long-term contracts, which reduce competition.
There should be open bids annually, or at the minimum bi-annually, to
increase competition and reduce prices. Long-term contracts reduce
competition, as was seen by Gov. Gray Davis' energy contracts.
Unfortunately, the current board has followed in the same path and
voted for long-term contracts, which reduce competitive bidding.
* BIGGEST ISSUE FACING THE DISTRICT:
The biggest issue facing the district is the unconstitutional
policies that the board has implemented. These policies discriminate
against children strictly based upon their skin color to prevent
student transfers. We need a new board with fresh ideas that is not
afraid to stand with integrity and refuse to implement policies that
treat children differently based upon their race.