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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Santa Clara Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 2

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Vickie Fairchild

21,886 votes (43.07%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • . EVERY CHILD MATTERS We need to ensure that we try to meet the needs of ALL children and help them achieve their individual potential.
  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY Let’s put money where it matters most – the classroom.
  • LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY We must hold our leadership to the highest levels of accountability. We do this by asking for and listening to feedback from parents and staff and responding to concerns in a timely manner



Profession:School Psychologist
School Psychologist, Santa Clara Unified School District (2000–current)


After many years of advocating on behalf of students and teachers in the Santa Clara Unified School District, I am running to be a Trustee for Area 2 on the School Board.    I will bring a unique perspective to the role of board trustee because I understand how board decisions affect students, families, and teachers.  I have worked as an educator – as a teacher, counselor, and school psychologist - in all levels of public schools.  My children attend district schools, and I have volunteered regularly in their classrooms. As a resident of Santa Clara, I have taken a personal interest in the development of school policy and have attended board meetings for many years. I have also been in many leadership roles where planning, follow through and accountability have been required.  I would love to bring these skills to the school board. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Santa Clara County Democratic Club
  • Kansen Chu, State Assemby
  • Ro Khanna, U.S. Congress

Organizations (3)

  • United Teachers of Santa Clara
  • South Bay Labor
  • Democratic Activists for Women

Elected Officials (6)

  • James Canova, Board Trustee of SCUSD
  • Mark Richardson, Board Trustee of SCUSD
  • Debi Davis, Santa Clara City Council
  • Teresa O'Neill, Santa Clara City Council
  • Kathy Watanabe, Santa Clara City Council
  • Lisa Gillmor, Mayor of Santa Clara

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My focus will be on meeting the needs of all students so that they can achieve their individual potential. Key to this success is fostering collaborative relationships with parents, families, and staff. We need to return to sound fiscal management and spend our money where it matters most – in the classroom and preparing students for the future. Additionally, we must hold our leaders accountable and respond appropriately to concerns.   I am very excited to make a positive difference in Santa Clara schools! I ask for your vote.

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