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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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San Diego Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area E

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Sharon D. Whitehurst-Payne

Appointed Incumbent
172,347 votes (54.78%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I believe we must improve the conditions of our schools and not allow community surroundings to undermine the conditions of the education we provide.
  • I want a quality education for every student one that provides educational excellence to every student regardless of where they started
  • I believe the education environment consists of the student, teacher and the parent. First Class Schools – First Class Education.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Current School Board Trustee - 40-year Professional educator
Trustee, San Diego Unified School District — Appointed position (2016–current)
Human Resource Services Administrator/Certificated Staffing Administrator, San Diego Unified School District (1984–2003)
Gender Equity Compliance Project Project Resource Teacher, San Diego Unified School District (1984–1984)
Math Teacher, San Diego Unified School District - Mission Bay High (1980–1983)
Secondary Math Program Improvement Project Resource Teacher, ESEA, Title IV, San Diego Unified School District (1978–1980)
Math Teacher, San Diego Unified School School District - Roosevelt, O'Farrell and Mission Bay High (1972–1978)

Education

Duke University Bachelors and Masters of Arts , Mathematics (current)
UCLA Doctoral , Educational Administration (current)

Biography

·      Dr. Sharon40-year Professional educator, not seeking an entry-level job into the world of politics

·      Dr. SharonPast school administrator in San Diego Unified School District hiring and training teachers;

·      Dr. Sharon – Bachelors and Masters of Arts Mathematics Duke University; Doctoral Educational Administration UCLA

·      Dr. Sharoncurrent school board member appointed by a unanimous vote of the board after an exhausted search within the community to find the most qualified representative

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Diego Education Association
  • San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council - AFL-CIO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569

Organizations (1)

  • San Diego Sheet Metal Workers Local 206

Elected Officials (4)

  • John Lee Evans, Trustee San Diego Unified School District
  • Kevin Beiser, Trustee San Diego Unified School District
  • Michael McQuary,Trustee San Diego Unified School District
  • Richard Barrera, Trustee San Diego Unified School District

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe we must improve the conditions of our schools and not allow community surroundings to undermine the conditions of the education we provide.  Coming from a disadvantaged background does not mean a school district is allowed to provide a disadvantaged education.  I expect first class schools like the new Lincoln High, the renovated Morse High and addressing the needs of Crawford High. But our schools must offer first class education!  Electing me puts me in the position to change that for you    

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