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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

West Sonoma County Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Diane Landry

12,040 votes (32.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support 21st Century learning skills and teaching methods in our classes
  • Ensure equity for all of our students
  • Promote the social and emotional well-being of students and staff



Profession:Preschool Teacher, retired
School Board Trustee, West Sonoma County Union High School District — Elected position (2004–current)
Retired Preschool Teacher, Santa Rosa Junior College (2007–2015)
School Board Trustee, Old Adobe School District — Elected position (1994–2002)


Santa Rosa Junior College Child Development Supervisor Permit, Child Development (1999)
California State University, Hayward Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies Major (1973)

Community Activities

Committee Member, Performing Arts Center, El Molino High School (2014–current)
Committee Member, Russian River Area Resources and Advocates (2014–current)
Chairperson, Guerneville School Bond Oversight Committee (2013–current)
Volunteer Assistant, Working with adults learning english as a second language (2015–current)
Steering Committee Member, Measure I Improvement Bond , West Sonoma County Union High School District (2010–2010)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Dana Pedersen, school administration
  • Keller McDonald, retired superintendent, West Sonoma County Union High School District Superintendent
  • Frank Anderson, retired principal, El Molino High School

Organizations (2)

  • Sonoma County Democratic Party
  • Sonoma County Conservation Action

Elected Officials (2)

  • Kellie Noe, Board Trustee and Current President, West Sonoma County Union High School District
  • Lori Bruhner, Board Trustee, West Sonoma County Union High School District

Individuals (16)

  • Chris Stribling, Feldenkrais practitioner
  • Sandy Reynolds, retired teacher and counselor, Laguna High School
  • Dana Pedersen, school administrator
  • Linda Hauser, ESL teacher, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Larry Woods, retired civil engineer
  • Herman J. Hernandez, realtor and community leader
  • Aaron Maher, 2013 Analy graduate
  • Michael Nicholls, board member, West County Community Services and Foundation Chair, Russian River Rotary
  • Sandra Stribling, accounting manager
  • Hans Bruhner, mortgage broker
  • Elaine Huth, attorney
  • Donna Roper, member, Russian River Rotary and community volunteer
  • Mary Fricker, retired journalist
  • Lynn Stewart, retired teacher, El Molino High School and Analy High School
  • William Olzman, teacher, El Molino High School
  • Alex Kiefer, 2008 El Molino graduate, Sergeant U. S. Air Force

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 Diane Landry:

Communication is the foundation for the relationship between the board and  community. The ideas and opinions of the community are gathered at specific meetings with parents, community groups and staff. Local priorities are an important part of the process. Although there are opportunities for these groups to share at board meetings, I would like to hear the community’s ideas and opinions on a regular basis by setting aside a portion of each board meeting for public input on our LCFF and LCAP. 



We discuss specific measurable outcomes and the results of California’s assessment of students at board meetings. I would also like to contribute to a column in the local newspapers, alternating with trustees from other west county schools, to share stories of students and programs that showcase our outcomes.


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