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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Kentfield School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Davina Katz Goldwasser

School Administrator/Parent
2,512 votes (19.08%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support our teachers and inspire a love of learning by providing teachers with the training & support to fully implement differentiated instruction at all levels that challenges student's thinking and generates curiosity.
  • Listen and Facilitate: Provide a voice for students and families to authentically engage with school leadership around what’s working and what needs improvement.
  • Create Change: Hold our district accountable for meeting the needs of underperforming student groups.

Experience

Biography

Davina brings over 20 years of experience in education as a K-12 educator, school administrator, and currently supervises 5 High Schools serving nearly 6,000 students in the San Francisco Unified School District. She has worked in 4 school districts and has been on the cutting edge of educational research and best practices. She has been a School Administrator, Leadership Coach, Senior Director of Professional Development for School Principals and Assistant Principals, and a District Central Office Administrator.

Davina's work experience is entirely applicable to the value she can bring to our school board.  Her responsibilities include:

  • Supervises, coaches & evaluates Principals
  • Approves school goals and ensures those goals are met
  • Develops and approves school budgets to make sure funds are used wisely
  • Organizes school safety plans to ensure staff and facilities are prepared to respond to emergencies 
  • Leads school reform initiatives, publishes findings in renowned educational publications, and is extremely well versed on the best practices in the key educational initiatives our district encounters
  • Meets regularly with union leadership to ensure teachers are bought on board to school decisions
  • Designs and facilitates professional development for 60 School Administrators 
  • Leads district Literacy Design Team
  • Internal Oversight Committee English Language Learners

Davina stands out due to her unique skill set, her wealth of knowledge, and her ability to tap into experts in the topics that come up at a School Board level.  Davina deeply understands the inner workings of both a school and a district through designing rigorous instruction, engaging curriculum, common core, project based learning, social and emotional learning, and differentiation.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Quoc Tran, Kentfield School District Board Member
  • Ashley Paff, Kentfield School District Board Member
  • Cynthia Roenisch, Kentfield School District Board Member

Elected Officials (1)

  • Marc Levine, State Assemblymember

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