Achievements

I have worked tirelessly on behalf of the students, families, school employees, and community members that I represent. I have had the privilege of serving on the Executive Board of the Ventura County School Boards Association and am proud to have completed the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance program.

L Agoura Hills Mayor Bill Koehler, Council Members Harry Schwarz and Denis Weber

 

 

My leadership has contributed to:

    • Adopting and expanding diverse programs and college and career-ready courses that meet the needs of all of our students:
    • Expanding the High School graduation requirement to include a third year of math, and a new Freshman Seminar course to prepare 9th graders for success in high school
    • Launching AVID – an early college academy partnership with Moorpark College for first generation college bound students and low income students to earn both high school and college credits
    • LVUSD being recognized as an AP Honor Roll District
    • Launching the Student 360 Initiative to support the academic, social and emotional well-being of our students
    • Implementing teacher and administrative credentialing programs – the first school district in the state to offer these innovative programs
    • Expanding award winning arts, music and robotics programs
    • The success of Buttercup Preschool
    • Adopting new English Language Arts and Math Curriculum K-12
    • Sumac Elementary School L-STEM Academy (Foreign Language/Dual Immersion, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
    • Expanding Sumac’s Dual immersion program to Lindero Canyon Middle School
    • YB BEAT (Bridging Education, Arts, and Technology) at Yerba Buena
    • Expanding Mariposa School of Global Education, a Waldorf-inspired school, to middle school
    • Launching a Middle School GATE – Gifted and Talented Education -Program
    • Agoura High School International Baccalaureate
    • Calabasas High School Academy of Media and Entertainment
    • Calabasas AP Capstone program
    • Implementation of the Service Learning graduation requirement
    • Increasing student achievement and closing achievement gaps by focusing on data-driven decisions
    • Increasing counseling services at all schools K-12
    • Decreasing class sizes
    • Expanding technology use in classrooms to support and enhance learning; increasing wireless capabilities district-wide; expanding online courses; launching a digital literacy program to teach students to be responsible in using tech and to be critical thinkers
    • Increasing safety measures and protocols at all schools
    • Prioritizing and balancing a complex budget focused on student learning
    • Enhancing relationships with our cities, agencies, local universities, and legislators by engaging them on issues pertaining to education
    • Improving communication and accountability through community meetings, newsletters, emails, and videos
    • Identifying new revenue sources to support and maintain essential programs:
      • 4/5 Science – Expanding the partnership with Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
      • Library partnership with the cities of Hidden Hills and Calabasas
    • The oversight of Measure E and G (Facilities and Technology Bond Measure funds) and refinancing bonds to save taxpayers money
    • Establishing a successful partnership with T.H.E. Foundation to support Las Virgenes schools