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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Fallbrook Regional Health DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Jennifer Jeffries

Educator-Retired
7,887 votes (36%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure a fiscally responsible approach to the devleopment of the Fallbrook Regional Health Wellness Center.
  • Support the awarding of community health contracts so all sectors of our service area benefit from those services.
  • Advocate for the continued local control of the health district tax dollars.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Educator-Retired
Associate Vice President Planning, Assessment and Accreditation, California State University San Marcos (2007–2011)
Associate Professor – College of Education, California State University San Marcos (2001–2007)
Superintendent, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (1991–2000)
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (1988–1991)
Principal, La Costa Heights Elementary School (1985–1988)

Education

University of San Diego Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Leadership (1994)
Sa Digeo State University Master of Arts (M.A.), Educational Adminstration (1982)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Major, Health Science Minor (1973)

Community Activities

Board Member, Fallbrook Arts Inc.: Fallbrook Arts Center and Fallbrook School of the Arts (2010–current)

Biography

 

I was born in San Diego and grew up in Rancho Santa Fe and Cardiff. An early memory of Fallbrook was traveling to Live Oak Park for my Girl Scout "fly up" ceremony. Over the years I came back to Fallbrook based on that memory because of its lovely, verdant enviroment. I  have lived in Fallbrook since 1988, serving as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District.  In 2000, I became a faculty member at CSUSM in the educational leadership masters and joint doctoral programs and as an Associate Vice President for the university.  I am now retired.

My community service includes Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of North County ; President of Fallbrook Friends of the Library; Chair of Fallbook Community Forum; Founding President Hopsice of the North Coast.

When I completed my time as Superintendent, many friends said "You're going to move back to the coast, aren't you?" My response was "No way! My heart belongs to Fallbrook." Thirty-two years  in Fallbrook and counting!

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My political philosophy includes adhering to the expressed goals of the organization I am serving. The mission of the District (promoting health for the people of the District) and its values (dedication, efficiency, integrity, objectivity, prudence, respect, transparency) are in alignment with my own views and what I believe to be the best interests of our region. Therefore, I will wholeheartedly apply my experience, knowledge and skill in pursuing the fullest expression of those principles. In doing so, I will honor the importance of public interaction with elected officials and keep an open mind to multiple perspectives when deliberating issues.  

As a public servant who was accountable to an elected school board, I learned the importance of communication, transparency and civility in serving the public interest. If elected as a board member for the Fallbrook Regional Health District, I will apply those principles in my interactions with the public, board member colleagues and professional staff.  

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