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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Sunnyvale School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Michelle Maginot

Appointed Governing Board Member, Sunnyvale School District
12,209 votes (29.07%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Helping close the opportunity and achievement gap
  • Empowering and encouraging family involvement in education
  • Improving technology resources and instruction in the classroom



Profession:School Board Member
Board Member, Sunnyvale School District — Appointed position (2017–current)

Community Activities

PTO & PTA executive board for the last 4 years, Ellis PTO & Ellis PTA (2015–current)
Volunteer for Project Cornerstone, YMCA & Ellis Elementary (2016–current)
Classroom volunteer, Ellis Elementary (2012–current)
Leadership Sunnyvale Graduate, Leadership Sunnyvale (2017–2018)
Led a free community music class for children & parents, church & community (2010–2017)


I grew up in Sunnyvale and was raised in the District, having attended Cumberland, Sunnyvale Middle School, and Fremont High School.  My own children have attended school in the District for the last 8 years and with my youngest in Kindergarten, we will be in the District for many more years.  


As a community member who grew up in and attended Sunnyvale public schools, and now as a parent of three children in the district, I understand the need for strong leaders who are committed to public education and committed to ensuring EVERY child receives a world class education.

In May 2017 I was appointed to the School Board from a field of 9 candidates. Since then I have built & strengthened relationships with staff & parents at each of our 10 schools. With your support I look forward to continuing to serve on the School Board as we continue to teach today so our students can lead tomorrow!



Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Ro Khanna, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Jerry Hill, State Senate
  • Reid Myers, President, Sunnyvale School Board

Elected Officials (13)

  • Linda Kilian, former Sunnyvale School Board
  • Nancy Tivol, former Sunnyvale School Board
  • Shelly Masur, Redwood City School Board (former) & Redwood City Council (current)
  • Tara Martin-Milius, former Sunnyvale Vice Mayor
  • Melinda Hamilton, former Sunnyvale Mayor
  • Nancy Newkirk, Sunnyvale School Board
  • Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor & former Sunnyvale City Council
  • Nancy Smith, Sunnyvale City Council
  • Russ Melton, Sunnyvale City Council
  • Gustav Larsson, Sunnyvale City Council
  • Larry Klein, Vice Mayor, City of Sunnyvale
  • Peggy Quillinan, former Sunnyvale School Board
  • Glenn Hendricks, Mayor, City of Sunnyvale

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

This is a non-partisan office where I will focus on the needs of ALL of our students as we continue to build bridges to better education.

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