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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

East Side Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Derek Grasty

15,305 votes (6.65%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prepare students for college and career; Increase student achievement for all; Close the opportunity gap
  • Responsible budget management: Ensuring funds go where needed & Local Control Accountability Plan is followed
  • Safe and welcoming schools for parents & stakeholders; supporting collaboration w/ staff, community & business leaders



Profession:Educator * Parent * Author
Author/Consultant, Self-Employed (2010–current)
Member, East Side Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee — Appointed position (2010–current)
Principal, Palo Alto USD; Hayward Unified School District; Oak Grove School District; Alum Rock School District (1993–2016)
President, Bella Madeira Home Owners Association and Mutual Water Company — Elected position (2009–2016)
District 8 Round Table, At-Large — Elected position (2015–2016)
President and Treasurer, Association of California School Administrators-Hayward Chapter — Elected position (2001–2009)
Teacher, Detroit Public Schools; Lynwood USD; Ravenswood CSD (1984–1989)


Association of California School Administrators Certificates-Superintendents Academy; Innovative Technology; Personnel Academy, Administration; Technology; Management (2015)
California State University, Hayward (East Bay) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Administrative Credentials, Educational Leadership and Administration (1994)
Harvard University Administrative Certificate-, Administration/Leadership (1994)
University of Michigan Bachelor of Music; Master of Music, Music/Education & Musicology/Theory (1984)

Community Activities

Member, La Raza Round Table (2013–current)
Member , District 8 Round Table (2011–current)
Member, East Side Parent Groups Latino and/or African-American (2005–current)
Volunteer, Green Scholars (STEM) Program (2011–current)
Treasurer, 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley (2016–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Forrest Williams; former San Jose City Councilperson
  • Leon Beauchman, retired President, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • Bob Nunez , retired East Side UHSD superintendent; Milpitas USD Board Member

Elected Officials (1)

  • Carmen Montano, Vice Mayor City of Milpitas

Individuals (4)

  • Police, Fire Fighters, Educators
  • Vijay Lumba, President, Aborn Electronics, Inc.
  • Tony Corrales, CEO and President, Cortec Precision
  • Dr. Roxana Marachi, College Associate Professor

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