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Governing Board Member — Dublin Unified School District

Full Term
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Candidates

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Joe Giannini

Police Officer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Continue and improve efforts in the development and...
  2. Smart planning for current and future infrastructure...
  3. Focus on the full potential of a well - rounded student...
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Amy Miller

Communication Consultant
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Student Learning: Maximize student learning with meaningful...
  2. Student Safety and Wellness: Ensure safe 21st century...
  3. Communication-Continued progress in providing transparent...
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Dan Cunningham

Small Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Manage Enrollment Growth - Ensure 21st Century Facilities...
  2. Emphasis on Student Learning - Increased Enrichment...
  3. Maintain Fiscal Stability - Continued strong Fiscal...
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Gabrielle Blackman

Campus Planner/Designer, Architectural...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Creatively solve our growth issues by developing and...
  2. Support innovative curriculum, including enhanced...
  3. Provide a healthy student-centrict learning experience,...
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Xiaozhao "Betty" Zhuang

Registered Nurse
Top 3 Priorities
  1. If I am elected, I'm going to look into our budget,...
  2. If I am elected, I'm going to try to allocate money...
  3. If I am elected, I will seek to stimulate every student's...
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Parent/Police Officer
9,526 votes (23.66%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue and improve efforts in the development and retention of quality, experienced teachers and staff.
  • Smart planning for current and future infrastructure demands and needs according to growth and equality.
  • Focus on the full potential of a well - rounded student ( confident, educated and ambitious).

Experience

Experience

Profession:Police Officer

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (3)

  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • City of Dublin Mayor, David Haubert
  • Former City of Dublin Mayor, Tim Sbranti
Incumbent
9,324 votes (23.16%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Student Learning: Maximize student learning with meaningful and relevant programs, modern facilities, excellent teaching staff and leaders, and equitable educational opportunities for ALL students
  • Student Safety and Wellness: Ensure safe 21st century learning environments, including smaller class sizes and a second high school; protect the social-emotional well-beling of our students with awareness, programs and services
  • Communication-Continued progress in providing transparent communication internally and externally, including fiscal accountability with the budget, bond measure funds and parcel tax money, stakeholder input valued and considered, and

Experience

Experience

Profession:Communication Consultant
Communications Consultant, Gateways East Bay STEM Network, Institute for STEM Education, Cal State East Bay (2013–current)
Trustee, Dublin Unified School District — Elected position (2012–current)
Delegate Assembly Member, California School Boards Association — Elected position (2012–current)
Delegate, California Democratic Party — Elected position (2014–current)
Commissioner, Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women — Appointed position (2013–2015)
Events/Programs Manager, Dublin Partners in Education (2007–2013)
Trustee, Dublin Unified School District — Appointed position (2010–2012)

Education

California State University, Northridge M.S. Educational Psychology & Counseling, B.A.Psychology, B.A. Child Development, PPS Credential (School Counseling), Career and school counseling, psychology and child development (1999)

Community Activities

Chairperson, SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area): Joint board with 6 school districts (2011–current)
Member, Congressman Eric Swalwell's Women's Advisory Committee (2013–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Ron Hubbard, Dublin Teacher of the Year (2016)
  • Edy Coleman, President Dublin Partners in Education, Mayor's Award (2013)
  • Congressman Eric Swalwell

Organizations (8)

  • Lori Beth Eisenstadt, Teacher DUSD
  • Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 104
  • IBEW Local, 595
  • East Bay Women's Political Caucus
  • Carpenters Local, 713
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
  • Alameda County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (19)

  • Diana Everts, Teacher DUSD
  • Joaquin Rivera, Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education
  • Greg Tomlinson, Trustee, DUSD
  • Karen Monroe, Superintendent Alameda County Board of Education
  • Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Alameda County, District 1
  • Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, AD 14
  • Assemblymember Catharine Baker, AD16
  • Dan Cunningham, Board President, DUSD
  • Megan Rouse, Board Vice President, DUSD
  • Mayor David Haubert, Dublin City Council
  • Sameer Hakim, Trustee, DUSD
  • Kevin Hart, Councilmember, Dublin City Council
  • Jamie Hintzke, President, Pleasanton Board of Education
  • Angela Ramirez-Holmes, Member, Board of Directors, Zone 7
  • Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold, Director, Dublin San Ramon Services District
  • Yvonne Cerratos, Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education
  • Aisha Knowles, Trustee, Alameda County Board of Education
  • Don Biddle, Councilmember, Dublin City Council
  • Doreen Wehrenberg, Councilmember, Dublin City Council

Individuals (107)

  • Melissa Hernandez-Strah, Chair Human Services Commission, city of Dublin
  • Juliette Goodrich
  • Margaret Liang
  • Dale Eldridge Kaye
  • Yvonne & Rich Dutra St. John, Co-Founders, Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement
  • Joan Buchanan, Former Assemblymember
  • Ted & Virginia Woy
  • Michele Wieser
  • Heather Whiting, Class of 2019 Parent Rep, DHS
  • Joe Washington
  • Katherine Utsumi
  • Renata & Tom Tyler
  • Kim Thomas, Class of 2019 Parent Rep, DHS
  • Cindi Solon
  • Priyanka Sharma
  • Kathleen Schaub
  • Bill Schaub, Former Planning Commissioner, City of Dublin
  • Dan Scannell, Former DSRSD Board President
  • Tim Sbranti, Former Dublin Mayor
  • Melinda & Rick Reed
  • Sobia Qureshi
  • Irene & Todd Padnos
  • James Morehead
  • Mary Miller, Co-President Wells Middle School PFC
  • Dan Mendoza, President DUSL
  • Julie Lin
  • Denis King, Former Trustee, DUSD Board of Education
  • Sean Kenney, Former Trustee, DUSD Board of Education
  • Shari Jackman, Class of 2017 Parent Rep, DHS
  • Jeannine Happ, President, Wells Parent Faculty Club
  • Catheryn Grier, President, PFSO DHS
  • Terri Dyer, President Athletic Boosters, Citizen of the Year (2015)
  • Laura & Matt Chalker
  • Robert Bennett, Former Chair, Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
  • Chris Bennett, DPIE Board of Directors, Citizen of the Year (2011)
  • Charlene Beasley
  • Donald & Susan Babbitt
  • Laurie Achziger
  • Joe Baalman
  • Natalie Young, Teacher DUSD
  • Keoki Yee, Computer Technician DUSD
  • Mark Woy, Teacher DUSD
  • Pamela Williams, Teacher DUSD
  • Chris Williams, Teacher DUSD
  • Cynthia Walker, Counselor, DHS
  • Lisa Voit, Teacher DUSD
  • Diana Vincent, Teacher DUSD
  • Lori Van Dorn, Teacher DUSD
  • Michael Utsumi, President, Site Council DHS
  • Marianne Tirnetta, Teacher DUSD
  • Shobha Tejwani, ELD Coach DUSD
  • Felicia Suminski, Teacher DUSD
  • Allison Sotelo, Teacher DUSD
  • Denise Saylor, Teacher DUSD
  • Sara Hollison Ruegg, Teacher DUSD
  • Mike Ruegg, Teacher DUSD
  • Dominick Piegaro, Campus Supervisor / Coach, DHS
  • Jamie Perez, Teacher DUSD
  • A.J. Oliveira, Teacher DUSD
  • Leann Nobida, Career Center Specialist, DHS
  • Melissa Nelson, Teacher DUSD
  • Kirk (Bo) Nelson, Maintenance and Operations DUSD
  • Julie Moylan, Teacher DUSD
  • Mary Morehead, Site Council DHS
  • Danelle Meyn, Teacher DUSD
  • Chris Meredith, Teacher DUSD
  • Teri Meadows, Secretary DHS
  • Dr. Tim McCarty, Former Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, DUSD
  • Dr. Dave Marken, Former Superintendent, Newark Unified School District, Former Assistant Superintendent DUSD
  • Chris MacDougall, Teacher DUSD
  • Sara Longyear, Teacher DUSD
  • Deborah Lloyd, Teacher DUSD
  • Leor Levin, Counselor FMS
  • Robbie Kreitz, Teacher DUSD
  • Teri Kolon, Teacher DUSD
  • Patricia M. Kohnen, Former Trustee DUSD
  • Lisa Kiernan, Teacher DUSD
  • Jean Josey, Gael Period Tutor DUSD
  • Amy Jones, Teacher DUSD
  • Courtney Holmes, Site Council Dublin Elementary School
  • Dr. Stephen Hanke, Former Superintendent, DUSD
  • Patty Guadagni, Teacher DUSD
  • Judie Greenhouse, Teacher DUSD
  • Vena Geasa, Teacher DUSD
  • Melissa Fields, Teacher DUSD
  • Paul Everts, Teacher DUSD
  • Ashley Davey, Teacher DUSD
  • Michael D'Ambrosio, Teacher DUSD
  • Holly Cunningham, Teacher DUSD
  • Jennifer Costa, Teacher DUSD
  • Jennifer (Cohen) Crothers, Teacher DUSD
  • Jan Cohen, Teacher DUSD (ret.)
  • Liz Buckley, Counselor Valley High School
  • Catherine Brown, Teacher DUSD
  • Rich Boschetti, Superintendent DPIE STEM Academy
  • Erik Bertelson, Teacher DUSD
  • Jackie Beeson, Teacher DUSD
  • Kelly Beck, Teacher DUSD
  • Lina Barakat, Teacher DUSD
  • Kelly Baalman, Teacher DUSD
  • Aimee Auer, Teacher DUSD
  • Jennifer Angel-Diaz, Teacher DUSD
  • Stephanie Anderson, Teacher DUSD
  • Leesa Ko, Student Rep, DUSD Board of Trustees
  • Janine Thalblum, Vice Chairperson, Parks and Community Services Commission
  • Dayna Tutino, Commissioner, Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission/DUSD Teacher
  • Alan Brown, Commissioner, Human Services Commission, City of Dublin

Candidate Contact Info

Email amymillerforsb@gmail.com
Incumbent
7,804 votes (19.39%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Manage Enrollment Growth - Ensure 21st Century Facilities across the entire district
  • Emphasis on Student Learning - Increased Enrichment Opportunities and Intervention that is Accessible to All Students
  • Maintain Fiscal Stability - Continued strong Fiscal Management of the District Resources

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small Business Owner
Trustee, Dublin Unified School District — Elected position (2008–current)

Education

California State University, Long Beach Master of Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing (1990)
University of California, Santa Barbara Bachelor of Arts, Economics (1985)

Candidate Contact Info

Email dsmartpig@att.net
Parent
7,152 votes (17.77%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Creatively solve our growth issues by developing and implementing a long-term strategic plan that: addresses modernizing our aging schools and initiates phase 1 of a 2nd High School, to ensure all students have equal access to a quality education.
  • Support innovative curriculum, including enhanced STEAM programs, towards advancing the college and career readiness of ALL our students.
  • Provide a healthy student-centrict learning experience, in a safe and friendly environment, that nurtures the development of a student's unique talents and embolden's them to pursue their aspirations.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Campus Planner/Designer, Architectural Industry

Education

Cornell University Bachelor of Architecture Degree, with honors., Architectural design and planning. (not availa)
Cornell University Bachelor of Architecture Degree, with Honors., Architectural design & planning (1988)
Cornell University Cornell University Bachelor of Architecture degree, with Honors., Architectural design & planning. (1988)

Candidate Contact Info

Email g-architect@comcast.net
Registered Nurse/Parent
6,364 votes (15.81%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • If I am elected, I'm going to look into our budget, find all possible ways to save money.
  • If I am elected, I'm going to try to allocate money for 2nd high school to relieve the overcrowding issue.
  • If I am elected, I will seek to stimulate every student's interest & maximize their potential.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Registered Nurse

Biography

 

 

Political Beliefs

 

If I am elected, I am going to looking into all possible ways to save money and balance school budget with the help of other experts on the team.

 

We have lot of good programs and can only talk about futures of schools if we have the money.

 

Candidate Contact Info

Email yes4betty@gmail.com

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