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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Chula Vista Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member, Seat 5

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Kate Bishop

PTA Council/Designer
16,017 votes (17%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase transparency and accessibility for parents and the community
  • Fight to protect funding for comprehensive arts education
  • Find new approaches to preventing and addressing bullying



Profession:PTA Council Leader/ Costume Designer
Costume Designer, Kate Bishop Costume Designs (2002–current)


University of California, San Diego Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Theatre (2002)
Lancaster University (UK) Education Abroad Program, Theatre/Sociology (1998)

Community Activities

Vice President, Chula Vista Council of PTAs (2018–current)
Treasurer, Rosebank PTA (2018–current)
Auditor, Chula Vista Council of PTAs (2017–2018)
President, Rosebank PTA (2016–2018)
Rosebank Representative, District Advisory Council- CVESD (2017–2018)


Kate is the mother of two kids and is 4 years into 12 years involvement with CVESD. She is a trusted parent advocate and leader. As the daughter of a lifelong elementary school teacher, she understands both teachers and parents and knows how to bridge the communication gap between the school and home. As a professional costume designer and artist, she knows the incredible value that arts education has on student success. And as a mother, she knows that a child is not defined by his/her test scores and that school needs to address the whole child in order to help him/her achieve their best. We need to teach children critical thinking skills above rote memorization, so we can build a future with better informed and engaged citizens. 

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