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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Santa Clara County Board of EducationCandidate for Member, Trustee Area 1

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Sheena Chin

Community Volunteer
32,215 votes (38.25%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My mission is to help every child reach their full potential. Those who perform well in academics deserve help making even more progress. Those who need academic improvement deserve help getting resources they need to grow.
  • Focus on early education including: increasing the number of quality pre-school programs available, reducing cost and access barriers to quality program and providing additional training for caregivers including in-home child care.
  • Increase the visibility and transparency of what County Board of Education can do for our children and families. I intend to create community outreach program to establish the effective 2-way communication.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Media Professional
Committee Member, Minority Achievement and Talent Development — Appointed position (2014–current)
Site Council Member, Site Council, Palo Verde Elementary, Palo Alto Unified School District — Elected position (2015–current)
Site Council Member, Site Council of JLS middle school, Palo Alto Unified School District — Appointed position (2016–current)
Library Advisory Commissioner (Chairman from 2013 - 2016), Library Advisory Commission, City of Palo Alto — Appointed position (2013–current)
Committee Member, Enrollment Management Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2015–2016)

Biography

I moved to the United States in the year, 2000. I have three kids and they’re in elementary school, middle school and high school. My M.A. in Journalism, combined with 20+ years experience as a media professional and 13+ years as a community volunteer make me uniquely prepared to improve educational opportunities for students in this county. I currently serve as Palo Alto City Library Commissioner. I also serve as Site Council for Palo Verde elementary school and JLS middle school.

I was Chair of Palo Alto Library Commission for 3 years. I put tremendous efforts on new construction of Mitchell Park Library and Rinconada library’s renovation. I also served on two major committees for Palo Alto Unified School District: Minority Achievement and Talent Development (MATD) Committee and Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC). We researched and studied various issues concerning Academic Achievement for Historically Underrepresented Students and we examined the data and conducted surveys to recommend the PAUSD considering a new school.

Education is the foundation. Only when every child reaches his full potential to grow and thrive, the while society would benefit from it. I possess passion, vision, and ability to better serve students and their families. It’s time to make a change. It’s time for new visions, new ideas and new direction bringing to the county board of education.

Please vote Sheena Chin 覃逸萍 for Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Area 1. I need your vote to help me help every child reach his full potential in our county. Thank you very much.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • DIANE REKLIS, FORMER PRESIDENT OF PAUSD BOARD
  • NANCY SHEPHERD, FORMER PALO ALTO MAYOR
  • GAIL PRICE, FORMER PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, FORMER PAUSD TRUSTEE

Organizations (2)

  • SING TAO DAILY NEWS
  • PALO ALTO WEEKLY

Elected Officials (3)

  • JOSE ESTEVES MILPITAS MAYOR*
  • TOM DUBOIS, PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
  • CORY WOLBACH, PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

Individuals (7)

  • MARY BETH TRAIN FORMER LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSIONER, PALO ALTO
  • JOE LEE ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ​CHAIR OF SECONDARY SUBCOMMITTEE
  • NATASHA KACHENKO, CO CHAIR OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  • DEBRA CEN, CO-FOUNDER, PALO ALTO CHINESE PARENTS' CLUB
  • CHEF CHU
  • BARBARA STROUD, PHD, ACADEMY OF ZERO TO THREE FELLOWS
  • KIM BOMAR, CO-CHAIR, PARENT ADVOCATES FOR STUDENT SUCCES

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