Name: Nicola Weiss
Birthplace: Paderborn, Germany
Residence: Fountain Valley
Occupation: trustee, Fountain Valley School District and full-time mother of five
Education: bachelor's degree in child development from Cal State Northridge with a minor in business
Experience as an educator: none
Previously elected or appointed positions: trustee, Fountain Valley School District
Community organizations you belong to: I have volunteered with our school PTA for many years and held several board positions, including president. I am a board member for the PTA's regional Huntington Union Council. I am an active member and hold a board position for the Fountain Valley Educational Foundation and the Superintendent Parent Council. And I have been active in the Action Committee for Education. Outside education, I am a board member, volunteer referee and coach for AYSO 117 and a treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 455.
Why should constituents vote for you?
The success of our schools is what I am passionate about. I am a mother of five all in the Fountain Valley School District, so I have a very personal perspective of what is successful for the students in our district. I am committed to being a strong voice for the children and parents. Because I don’t come from an education background, but from a business and psychology background instead, I do not accept the status quo on how education operates, and I'm unafraid to ask tough questions and look for new, common-sense solutions.