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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Encinitas Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Emily Andrade

Governing Board Member Encinitas Union School District
17,746 votes (44.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Academic Excellence for Every Child - every student must have the opportunity to learn and progress at his/her instructional level
  • Continue focus on educating the Whole child in a Safe Leaning Environment -students must have skills beyond the academics to thrive in our complex world
  • Financial Solvency- EUSD must continue to demonstrate fiscal prudence and responsible spending to prepare for the possibility of additional housing and an ever changing economy



San Dieo State University Bachelor of Arts in English, Master's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading, English, Psychology, Elementary Education (current)


Emily Andrade is a native of San Diego County and has lived in Encinitas for the last 18 years. She attended San Diego State University earning a B.A. in English and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with an empasis in Reading. She has 3 adult children who were all educated in the public school and CA University systems.  Her daughters attended EUSD for their elemetary school experience.

Emily has worked in education for 45 years demonstrating her passion and commitment to a high quality education for every child.  In addition to serving as a member of the EUSD Govrning Board for the last 8 years, Emily Served the children and families of Encinitas and South Carlsbad as a Principal for 17 years.  She also served the children and families of Santee for 20 years as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Vice Principal, curriculum coordinator, reading specialist and classroom teacher. 

During her career Emily won multiple awards for her exceptional leadership as an educator including:  Certificate of Cngressional Recognition, National Blue Ribbon Principal, Junior Achievement Chairman's Education Award, California Distinguished School's Principal Award, Encinitas Union District Administrator of the Year, and Leadership 2000 Outstanding North County Principal.

Emily is committed to service to others. She is a member of The Encinitas Rotary Club where she is an active participant in local and international service projects. She also supports service endeavors through her church including Kids Kingdom Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico and tutoring at Casa de Amistad in Solana Beach.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Teachers of Encinitas

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Emily is a candidate for a non-partisan position. She believes the most important things you should know about her political position regarding the responsibilities of a Governing Member of the Encinitas Union School District is that her #1 Priority is children.  She is an independent thinker and does not let political or personal agendas influence her analysis in determining what decisions are in the best interest of all children. She believes in a high quality education for every child ensuring that each student is well prepared academically and emotionally to be productive and  responsible citizens, is compassionate in serving others and possesses the skills and charcteristics necessary to be successful in this complex world we live in. She is very financially conscientious and believes in fiscal prudence and responsible spending and investing.  

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