Meet the NWPC OC Endorsed School Board Candidates

Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM



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Marlena Truong



Join us on July 23rd at 7pm via Zoom to meet NWPC OC's endorsed 2020 School Board Candidates! The panel will feature Allyson Damikolas, Leah Ersoylu, LaShé Rodriguez, and Carrie Lundell. The event will be moderated by OC Board of Education Trustee Beckie Gomez. Learn more about our panelists below:

Carrie Lundell is running for Orange Unified School Board. Carrie is a small business owner and a mother to four children who attend schools in OUSD. Carrie has experience as PTO and PTA president in OUSD schools and has continued her support to students, parents, teachers, and staff throughout distance learning. As a member of the OUSD School Board, Carrie's passion and dedication to the community will ensure that each student is able to reach their full potential. Carrie aims to guarantee that all families have the necessary resources so that every student and family can feel proud of their schools.

Allyson Damikolas is running for Tustin Unified School Board. She is currently president of Columbus Tustin Middle School Parent Teacher Association (CT PTO) and focuses on providing supportive networks for students and increasing student/parent engagement. As a member of the Tustin Unified School Board, Allyson aims to promote excellence and security for students. Allyson understands that families in Tustin have disparate needs and seeks to provide flexible solutions that will benefit all families and students.

Leah Ersoylu is running to serve as the Newport Mesa Unified School District Trustee, Area 1. Leah is the mother of a young student in NMUSD and actively works to increase parent involvement to ensure a variety of voices are heard. As member of Newport Mesa Unified School Board, Leah intends to focus on student’s physical and mental wellness, courses and programs that address the diversity of student needs and experiences, transparency and accountability of school budgets, and parent engagement.

LaShé Rodriguez is running for Placentia- Yorba Linda School Board, District 2 this November. LaShé currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee. Understanding the effects growing technology and the emergence of social media can have on students, LaShé has developed and implemented anti-bullying initiatives with the San Bernardino Unified School District Anti-Bullying Committee. As a member of PLYUSD School Board, LaShé aims to increase access to mental health services for students, hold administration accountable and create stronger leadership, and create mentorship opportunities for students.

We look forward to "seeing" you at our virtual panel. Zoom link will be distributed upon registration. 

Posted by on July 14, 2020

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