Knowledge is power and effective leadership experience matters. I have had the opportunity to work in public education as a successful teacher and an administrator. My experience as a board member has allowed me to to be a strong legal, legislative, and public advocate for students while serving in key local, state and national leadership positions. I have engaged in professional development across the country and earned a Masters in Governance. My focus has been on Student Achievement, Safe Schools and Parent and Community Engagement in Bakersfield City School District.