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Trustee, Trustee Area 5 —Romoland School DistrictJune 7, 2016 —California Primary Election

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June 7, 2016 —California Primary Election

Romoland School DistrictTrustee, Trustee Area 5

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (4/4).
  • 1,352 ballots counted.

About this office

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Associate Professor
867 votes (64.13%)Winning
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  • My top priority in running for this office is to be a representative voice for ALL stakeholders that have a vested interest in the constant and continuous improvement of academic outcomes of all Romoland students.
  • Classrooms: I am highly supportive of educational programs that involve the teaching of digital citizenship, a STEM-based curriculum for all students, personalized learning environments, and GATE.
  • Facilities: I am a big believer in providing 21st century learning environments (e.g. technology, maker spaces) and modern facilities.
Profession:Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, Director of the Dental Hygiene Program, Moreno Valley College
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene, Moreno Valley College (2011–current)
Director, Dental Hygiene Program, Moreno Valley College (2016–current)
Pepperdine University Master of Arts, Learning Technologies (2013)
Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene (2010)

I am a full-time educator. I am an Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene at Moreno Valley College, as well as the Director of the Dental Hygiene Program there. I am dedicated to the academic and life success of the students enrolled in the dental hygiene program.I know first-hand of the value of the education students receive in this program, as 10 years ago I was a graduate of the very same program that I now direct. After working for a number of years in private practice, I began my education career as a part-time instructor (while still working full-time in private practice) and eventually made the transition to full-time faculty member.

Academically, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Arts in Learning Technologies degree from Pepperdine University. My Pepperdine experience provided me with a rich understanding of the potential that digital technologies have in educating people, and I am encouraged by the direction of Romoland’s dedication to providing students with access to digital tools. As a board member, I want to continue to encourage growth in this area, as well as improving the pedagogy of these technology-rich environments.

  • California Schools Employees Association Chapter 499 (Romoland Classified Employees)
  • Romoland Teachers Association
  • Over 100 individuals have endorsed. List available at www.debbiemoon.net/endorsements
Retired Businessman
485 votes (35.87%)
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  • School Choice for Our Families
  • Safe and Secure Schools
  • Working with The City of Menifee and Valley-Wide Recreation to build a gymnasium at Ethan A. Chase Middle School
Profession:Retired Business Executive and Former School Board Member
Executive, Retired (2002–current)
Governing Board of Trustees, Romoland School District — Appointed position (2011–2014)
University of Florida BA, Architecture (1976)

Since joining the Romoland School Board in 2011, I spent three years visiting classrooms at all 5 district schools. I met with parents at Open Houses, book fairs, and Back to School Nights, while also attending spelling bees, band concerts, science fairs, dance performances, fund raisers and art shows throughout our district. 

Both as a board member and private citizen, I have supported and participated in the Annual Romoland Spring Fun Run, sponsored students for the Catalina Island Trip, and donated new books to our libraries.  

For the past four years I have had the honor of participating in the Senior Interviews at Heritage High School and have talked to graduating seniors about their future, and their dreams, many of whom attended Romoland schools. 

My grandson proudly attends Mesa View Elementary. I join hundreds of parents and grandparents each school day, dropping-off and picking-up children and grandchildren from our schools. These smiling faces, bundles of energy and joy, are the reason for public schools. My only interest as your board member is the safety and success of our students and their future.

For over 40 years, public education has been an important and valued part of my life. My first job after graduating from the University of Florida was as a teacher in a small, rural Florida community. While there, I had the opportunity to be the head coach for the high school baseball team and spent several nights a week instructing at an adult night school. 

After five years, my wife Shari and I had an opportunity to move to Southwest Riverside County. Shari spent the next 35 years teaching and leading schools and school districts in our community. I took a different path and spent 30 years as a business executive, leading a company with 1,500 employees and revenues in excess of $160 million annually.

Even while working and traveling extensively, I spent time and energy as a middle school and high school band booster and PTA member. I chaperoned students to marching band competitions, judged science fairs, cheered at tennis matches, and celebrated at math field day competitions. I was even able to serve on the Parent Athletic Advisory Board for Temecula Valley High School.

Our community deserves a strong advocate for students and schools. An advocate willing to make the tough decisions and one dedicated to not just good, but Great Kids and Great Schools. 

As a previous board member, I have demonstrated my dedication, a willingness to make tough decisions, and to advocate for our students and schools. Your vote for David Fox will insure the community, parents, and students will continue to have a strong voice in our schools.

A parent recently asked me why I wanted to return to the school board and what did "Kids First" mean. In short, I believe it is a Board Member's responsibility and obligation to advocate and work for our students and the children in our community first and foremost. That is a commitment I made when first appointed to the board, and one which I will always make to every student and member of our community as your board member.

You the voters will elect a Romoland School District Governing Board Member for Trustee Area 5 on June 7th, 2016. This is a special election for a 2 year term, and will complete the term of the trustee who resigned in November 2015.

By the time the election is over, our community will have been without a board representative from our area for almost eight months. During this time, planning for the 2016-2017 school year has taken place, budgets for the new school year have been proposed, and priorities have been established for curriculum and instruction.

We were without a representative from our area on the board when the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was approved. This plan is critical and specific to our schools and district. 

 

Your vote is important. A vote for David Fox is a vote for the candidate who can hit the ground running the day he takes the oath of office. His experience as a school board member and as a strong advocate of local control accountability will make a real difference over the next two years. 

School Choice for Families

Summary

School Choice Makes our Community Stronger

I support school programs and schools which fit the needs and expectations of all of our parents and students. I believe a one size fits all model, though long on tradition, can no longer fill the needs and requirements of success today.

If you look to surrounding communities, you will find a variety of school environments and programs that offer a plethora of choices to their families.  Examples include leadership academies, science centers, dual immersion programs, International Baccalaureate, AVID at the elementary levels, GATE clusters, and charter schools to list a few.

The Romoland School District must provide options for our families if we are to keep our families in our District. The reality is, families have many choices when deciding what is best for their child.  My goal is to make Romoland the best choice!

Creating World Class Learners

Summary

Tomorrow Is Here Already

The need to provide learning opportunities and access to new experiences beyond language arts and mathematics is essential. Our students deserve to learn in an environment which includes all the arts, sciences, technologies, and the humanities. Combined, this will truly create 21st century learners.

Our schools are tasked with the responsibility of educating our entire student population and meeting the needs of each individual student every day.  This requires a varied, diverse, and robust curriculum which challenges every child’s intellect, supports every child’s passions, and gives every child the support and confidence to explore, learn, and develop new ideas.

None of this can happen without excellent teachers, excellent support staff, excellent administrators, and committed board members working together.  Our children must have access to the best of the best in each of these categories if we are indeed to create world class learners.  We must be committed to each child growing and learning every day and possess a “whatever it takes” mentality. 

To quote Mattie Stepanik, “Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” 

 

Safe and Secure Schools

Summary

 

This is the #1 Issue for Parents and Students!

Each day families in our community leave their most precious possession, their children, in the care of our schools. Their expectation is that every person working in our schools believes that the safety and security of our students is their paramount responsibility. This responsibility is shared not only by the employees, but by the Board of Trustees as well.

What makes a safe and secure school? Some of the obvious answers include: well-maintained facilities, comprehensive safety and emergency response plans, clear discipline plans, and sign-in procedures for school visitors. I think a truly safe and secure school goes beyond this.  

Safe and secure schools ensure that every person, every day feels welcomed and cared for and has a staff that is committed to creating an atmosphere where everyone flourishes. It is a school where the administrator supports staff, students, and parents; a place that has a culture of cooperation; an environment that practices strong school communication; and a place where community and families are involved.

Further, I believe our District must teach respect for self and others, healthy behaviors, integrity, citizenship, and contribution to our community.  Above all, we the adults must model what we expect from our children. 

As a Trustee, I will be committed to supporting healthy learning communitie

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