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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

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Librado J. "Lee" Vasquez

Educator
10,347 votos (48.72%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Improve Academic Achievement for all students through innovative and research based programs throughout the District
  • Provide multiple opportunities for students to learn that prepare students for a Post-Secondary education or Career option
  • Focus on staff collaboration to build professional relationships Provide strong, progressive leadership for the demands of the 21st Century

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Education Administrator, High School Principal
Teacher, Counselor, Principal - South and East Bakersfield High Schools, Kern High School District (1985–current)

Educación

La Verne University Bakersfield Masters of Science, Education Counseling (2004)
San Francisco State University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science (1976)

Biografía

Bakersfield Born! Raised! Educated!

  • Lived in East Bakersfield entire life
  • Attended East Side Schools
  • Virginia Avenue
  • Fairfax Middle
  • Foothill High
  • Bakersfield College
  • 31 Years KHSD – Principal South, Principal East

My inspiration for running for the Kern High School Board of Trustees begins with my parent’s, Alex and Virginia Vasquez, legacy of giving back to their community. Both being former board members for the Fairfax School District, they instilled in me the belief that I should give back to our community in whatever capacity I was able to. I’ve carried that legacy of service with me throughout my 30+ years as an educator in the Kern High School District while working as a proud teacher, football coach, counselor, dean, assistant principal, district office director, and principal.

I’ve lived in East Bakersfield for my entire life, with the exception of my time in college, and I’m proud to call the eastside my home. My roots run deep in Trustee Area 2, whether it’s been working on behalf of students or taking part in the vibrant life of the community. Driving along College Ave, Bernard Street, Mt Vernon Ave, Niles Street, Fairfax Road, or California Ave feels like home to me, and I appreciate the energy and vitality of the people and students that make this a great community.

My childhood memories are of my elementary education in the Fairfax School District and playing baseball for the Fairfax Junior Baseball Club, a league that my father and mother helped start in the 60’s and which continues to serve thousands of kids to this day. I have great memories of my years as a Foothill Trojan and making my way through Foothill High with the help of great teachers and coaches. My memories of my Bakersfield College experience are of the friends I made who came from every corner of Kern County and beyond. Needless to say, my most vivid memories on my journey to adulthood are those associated with the teachers, counselors and administrators that gave me the opportunity to get a great education. During my years away from my community attending San Francisco State University, I always anticipated my return to Bakersfield and my roots.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Kevin Keyes
  • Pete Parra and Yolanda Parra, BCSD Trustee, 5th District Supervisor (Ret.)
  • Milt Younger, Attorney

Organizaciónes (2)

  • Bakersfield College Renegades Cheer Squad 2016
  • Highland High School FFA

Funcionarios electos (6)

  • Sam Blanco III, EBHS Alum, President of the Woodland Joint Unified School District
  • Jose Gurrola, City of Arvin City Council
  • Jorge Guillen, Trustee Bear Mountain Recreation District
  • Viviana Ramirez, Trustee Vineland School District
  • Isabel Casteneda, Trustee Edison School District
  • Kamala Harris, Candidate US Senate California

Individuos (16)

  • Maria Mercado
  • Tom Saba
  • Jennifer C. Floyd
  • Ned Permenter
  • Sally Ruiz
  • Bill Hatcher, KHSD Superintendent, East Bakersfield High School Principal, (Ret)
  • Stella Garcia-Mata Kidd
  • Debbie Sotello
  • Patsy Rowles
  • Sean Paul Battle
  • Pete and Nora Lomely
  • John Hefner
  • Ruscel Reader, Principal (Ret.) Cesar Chavez Elementary School and Robert Reader, Bakersfield College (Ret.)
  • Edward and Cathy Herrera
  • Dr. Nora and Ben Dominguez
  • Eric and Chris Armijo

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Respuesta de Librado J. "Lee" Vasquez:

As Trustee for the Kern High School District, Area 2, I intend to work closely with the Board, the Superintendent, Assistant and Associate Superintendents, administrators and teachers in formulating consistent and innovative instructional programs to promote educational success.

I believe that to address the educational issues of the future, dynamic leadership will be called for, leadership which I can provide. Staff support will be critical to achieve our goals of continuous advancement of our graduation rates and I welcome the addition and expansion of Career and Technical Education to the Kern High School District.

As a lifelong member of the community, I believe that we must continue to provide a school environment that is conducive to learning and safe for all.

We must:

  • Improve Academic Achievement for all students
  • Maintain, implement and evaluate innovative and research based programs throughout the District
  • Prepare students for a Post-Secondary education or Career option
  • Provide multiple opportunities for students to learn
  • Focus on staff collaboration to build professional relationships
  • Provide strong, progressive leadership for the demands of the 21st Century

In conclusion, I have spent “A lifetime committed to Education and the Community” and I intend to continue to do so as Trustee for the Kern High School District. I believe that “Every Student Deserves a Quality Education!”

I would appreciate your support and vote.

Thank you,

Librado (Lee) Vasquez

Videos (3)

KHSD Board Candidate Librado “Lee” Vasquez — October 19, 2016 The Bakersfield Californian @BakersfieldCalifornian Off the Press

Lee Vasquez offered his vision for new leadership on the Kern High School District Board of Trustees to reporters and guest commentators of Off The Press

Ruscel Reader on Lee Vasquez For KHSD Trustee Area 2 — October 19, 2016 Lee Vasquez for Kern High School District Trustee Area 2 - Campaign

Ruscel Reader, long time friend and distinguesed principal Cesar E Chavez School speaks of her support for Lee Vasquez for Kern High School District Board of Trustees

Your Vote Can Make A Difference — October 19, 2016 Lee Vasquez for Kern High School District Trustee Area 2 - Campaign

Manuel Lerma, respected local businessman and community leader speaks of his support for Lee Vasquez for Kern High School District Board of Trustees

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