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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Rocklin Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Rick Miller

11,947 votes (21.43%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Heal the relationship between Rocklin teachers and administration
  • School Safety
  • Create more personalized student learning and pathways



Profession:Educator, Parent, Businessman
Partner, Capitol Impact (2010–current)
Executive Director, CORE Districts (2010–current)
Deputy State Superintedent, California Department of Education — Appointed position (2002–2010)
PR Manager, Microsoft Corporation (1999–2002)
Press Secretary, United States Department of Education — Appointed position (1993–1999)


California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Arts, Government (1991)

Community Activities

Coached over 25 Rocklin Youth Sports Teams, Rocklin Little Leauge; Rocklin Youth Soccer (2008–current)
Served on committees such as the Strategic Planning and LCAP working group, Rocklin Unified School Distict (2014–current)
Member, Leadership Series, Rocklin Chamber of Commerce (2018–current)



My name is Rick Miller and I'm running to represent you on the Rocklin Unified School Board.  As a parent of two Rocklin High students and the husband of a speech therapist at Rocklin Elementary, I'm running because I have spent almost my entire career in public education and feel I can give back to our community through service on the board. 


I started my career at the US Department of Education before I returned home as a Deputy State Superintendent at the California Department of Education.  Between, I gained private sector experience working at Microsoft Corporation. I am currently a partner/owner of a small education policy firm where I work with school districts throughout California, improving public education by learning from each other and sharing best practices.

I am active in our community having coached over 25 Rocklin youth sports teams.  I'm a member of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce and currently participate in their Leadership series.  I've also been involved in our schools by volunteering on numerous RUSD committees such as the Strategic Planning and LCAP working groups. 


I believe my long-term community involvement is why I'm endorsed by the Mayor and members of the City Council, by Placer County Superintendent Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, as well as the entire current Rocklin School Board.  I'm endorsed by teachers and leaders of Parent Teacher clubs as well as business owners, seniors and community members.


My priorities include:


  • Rebuilding the relationship between our teachers and administration 
  • Safety
  • Fiscal Discipline
  • Offering more personalized learning for each Rocklin student
  • Helping educators collaborate more


For more on my priorities and ideas I hope you'll visit my website  or email me at

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, Placer County Superintendent of Schools
  • Ken Broadway, City of Rocklin Mayor
  • Roc Murray, Rocklin High Teacher and Coach

Organizations (2)

  • Placer Charter Advocates for Great Public Schools
  • Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce

Elected Officials (9)

  • Greg Janda, Rocklin City Council Member
  • Jill Gayaldo, Rocklin City Council Member
  • Todd Lowell, Rocklin Unified School District Trustee
  • Camille Maben, Rocklin Unified School District Trustee
  • Eric Stevens, Rocklin Unified School District Trustee
  • Wendy Lang, Rocklin Unified School District Trustee
  • Susan Halldin, Rocklin Unified School District Trustee
  • Dave Patterson, Placer County Board of Education Trustee
  • Scott Yuill, Rocklin City Council Member and Former Mayor

Individuals (24)

  • Brett Coppola, Rocklin small business owner
  • Ryan Spears, Rocklin High Teacher
  • Andrea O'Donnell, Rocklin Unified Speech Therapist
  • Ryan O'Donnell, Rocklin High Teacher
  • Rachelle Price, President Rocklin High School Parent/Teacher Club
  • Christi Jones, PTC President, Breen Elementary
  • Peter Hill, Former City of Rocklin Mayor
  • Kristie Sgambati, Breen Elementary Teacher
  • Paul Morrison, Rocklin High Teacher
  • Diana Wilson, Rocklin Academy,Meyers, Teacher,
  • Jarrett Black, Rocklin Academy Family of Schools Board of Directors and Teacher
  • Lori Schnell, Antelope Creek Elementary Teacher
  • Stacey Jackson, Breen Elementary Teacher
  • Maureen Dudley, Business Owner and Community Volunteer
  • Lou Lopez, Retired Police Officer
  • Heather Janis, Rocklin Elementary Teacher
  • Shannon Gomes, Valley View Elementary Teacher
  • Ken Yorde, Former City of Rocklin Mayor
  • Jerry Mitchell, Former City of Rocklin Mayor
  • Phil Spears, Founding Principal of Rocklin High
  • Jack O’Connell, Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Gary Hart, Former California Secretary of Education
  • Jerry Simmons, Former Sierra College Board President
  • Doug Johnson, Rocklin Academy Board Chair

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