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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Antioch Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Crystal Sawyer-White

Teacher
13,834 votes (20.47%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Hire more teachers and teacher assistants, and provide more after-school programs that incorporate Common Core objectives. For example homework assistance, reading and writing workshops.
  • Increase enrollment, ensure safe classrooms, and retain teachers.
  • Hire more counselors to assist students with meeting college and career goals.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Teacher and Co-founder of a Tutoring Company
Parent Education Teacher-(Substitute) (Completing my Adult Ed Credential), Mt. Diablo Unified School District (2015–current)
Co-Founder/Education Program Director, Bay Area Tutorial (2004–current)
Member, Diablo Vista Elementary School Site Council — Elected position (2013–current)

Education

University of New England Masters of Science (M.S) , Education with a emphasis in Curriculum and Instructional Strategies (2012)
John F Kennedy University Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Psychology-communicate basic research methods in psychology, behavior and mental processes. (2010)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Antioch Herald Newspaper

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools. What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Answer from Crystal Sawyer-White:

I will be transparent and continuously fight to ensure local control formula funds to be properly allocated to our high risk students. I am in favor of Antioch School Board meetings to be televised and live streamed. In addition, I think we stood appoint a high school student to join the board. Hearing from a student who is enrolled in our district will give the public a honest point of view and will reveal successful learning outcomes.

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