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June 5, 2018 — Elecciones Primarias de California
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Oficina de Educación del Condado de Contra CostaCandidato para Superintendente Escolar del Condado

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Lynn Mackey

Deputy Superintendent
87,580 votos (46.53%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Keep school districts fiscally sound in light of flat funding and rising costs
  • Help students attain success in both rigorous programs of study and their social-emotional health
  • Prepare students for college or career, with an emphasis on career technical education

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Deputy Superintendent
Deputy Superintendent, Contra Costa County Office of Education (2018–current)
Senior Director, Educational Services, Contra Costa County Office of Education (2016–2018)
Director III, Student Programs, Contra Costa County Office of Education (2008–2016)

Educación

Cal State Hayward M.S., Educational Leadership (2003)

Actividades comunitarias

Member, Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition (2017–current)
Steering Committee Member, Contra Costa Alliance to End Abuse (2016–current)
Vice President of Legislative Action, Association of California School Administrators, Region VI (2017–current)

Biografía

Lynn Mackey has devoted her life to helping our students overcome their own hardships, excel in school and thrive as adults. She believes every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and be prepared for college, career and life.

Lynn is a seasoned teacher and administrator with a Master's degree from Cal State East Bay in Educational Leadership and has over twenty years of experience working directly with the County Superintendent at the Contra Costa County Office of Education.

She began her career teaching in some of our most challenging classrooms and schools within our county detention facilities. Because of her ability and desire to lead, Lynn became the principal of the County’s Court and Community Schools, and in 2012 and 2018 was awarded Administrator of the Year for her work transforming the lives of some of our most vulnerable students.

Lynn Mackey will bring an experienced educator’s perspective to the job of County Superintendent because she is an educator, not a politician.

A lifelong resident of Contra Costa County, Lynn was born and raised in Concord, California and her mother still lives in the same Dana Estates house where she grew up.

Lynn went to school in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and though she loved reading, Lynn struggled to stay engaged in school and was eventually sent to Golden Gate Community School. It was a different time and there was less attention given to making the learning relevant and engaging for all kids, and after just a few months there, she dropped out.

As a young single mother, Lynn recommitted herself to school and received her GED, and eventually enrolled at Diablo Valley College. After DVC Lynn earned her Bachelor’s degree from Mills College in Oakland. She then went on to teach at our county jails. Lynn dedicated herself to teaching in the jails because she wanted to give back to students what education had given to her: another chance, a fresh start, and an opportunity to be a productive member of our community.

Lynn is an experienced educational leader with over twenty-one years of experience. She has steadily grown in her responsibilities at the Contra Costa County Office of Education. Starting as a teacher, then Principal of our Court and Community School program, Lynn was promoted to Curriculum Specialist, then Director of Student Services, Senior Director of Educational Services and now serves at Deputy Superintendent. Today, Lynn manages the Special Education Department, which educates some of the county’s most fragile students. She also oversees the Curriculum and Instruction Department, which provides support and services to all school districts in the county, including support in early childhood education, new teacher development and academic support such as trainings in STEAM education.

Every day, Lynn Mackey works hard to ensure that our most vulnerable students don’t fall through the cracks. She is one of our county’s biggest advocates for students with special needs, students who struggle with mental health issues, and students who are incarcerated or expelled from their districts.  She believes that all students can reach their potential through the power of a great education. 

Lynn knows that our schools need to be focused on more than just producing high test scores. She advocates for an approach that will provide students the holistic, wraparound supports they need to be successful. She will continue to recruit and retain the best teachers possible, and support them throughout their professional careers.  Her vision for all students in Contra Costa is one in which every child can discover their passion and follow their dreams.

Lynn Mackey is a proud mother and grandmother who continues to advocate to ensure all our schools provide a world-class education. She lives in Martinez with her husband, Doug.

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Featured Endorsements

  • Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Karen Sakata, Superintendent, Contra Costa County
  • East Bay Times

Organizaciónes (7)

  • West County Democratic Club
  • Lamorinda Democratic Club
  • Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County
  • Iron Workers Local 378
  • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County
  • Association of California School Administrators Region VI
  • San Ramon Valley Democratics

Funcionarios electos (42)

  • Susan Bonilla, Former Assemblymember, State of California
  • Vikki Chavez, Trustee, Contra Costa County Board of Education
  • Joan Buchanan, Former Assemblymember, State of California
  • Bill Dodd, Senator, State of California
  • Jim Frazier, Assemblymember, District 11, State of California 
  • Janet Abelson, City Councilmember, El Cerrito
  • Mike Maxwell, Trustee, Contra Costa County Board of Education
  • Christine Deane, Trustee, Contra Costa County Board of Education
  • Mark Jewett, President, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
  • Dr. Laura Canciamilla, Vice President, Pittsburg Unified School District
  • De’Shawn Woolridge, Board President, Pittsburg Unified School District
  • Jonathan T. Wright, Board President, Martinez Unified School District
  • Margot Tobias, Former Trustee, Acalanes Union High School District
  • Rachel Hurd, Trustee, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
  • Cara Hoxie, Trustee, Orinda Union School District
  • Linda Mayo, Trustee, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Brian Lawrence, Trustee, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Yolanda Peña-Mendrek, Trustee, Liberty Union School District
  • Joy Motts, Former Trustee, Antioch Unified School District
  • Walter Ruehlig, Trustee, Antioch Unified School District
  • Diane Gibson-Gray, Trustee, Antioch Unified School District
  • Lisette Estrella-Henderson, Superintendent, Solano County
  • James Mousalimas, Superintendent, San Joaquin County
  • Ted Alejandro, Superintendent, San Bernardino County
  • Barbara Nemko, Superintendent, Napa County
  • Karen Monroe, Superintendent, Alameda County
  • Dan Kalb, City Councilmember, City of Oakland
  • Victoria Smith, Former Mayor, City of Orinda
  • Bill Clarkson, Mayor, City of San Ramon
  • Dan O'Malley, Judge (Retired), Contra Costa County Superior Court
  • Dominique Yancey, Director, San Ramon Fire Protection District
  • Gail Murray, Former Mayor, City of Walnut Creek
  • Lisa M. Borba, Director, Contra Costa Water District
  • Bette Boatmun, Director, Contra Costa Water District
  • Matt Rinn, City Councilmember, Pleasant Hill
  • Sue Noack, City Councilmember, Pleasant Hill
  • Lori Ogorchock, City Councilmember, Antioch
  • Laura DeLaney, City Councilmember, Martinez
  • Paul Fadelli, City Councilmember, City of El Cerrito
  • Gabriel Quinto, Mayor, City of El Cerrito
  • Nancy Parent, City Treasurer and Former Mayor, City of Pittsburg
  • Merl Craft, City Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Pittsburg

Individuos (79)

  • More than 50 educators from around the county
  • Dr. Pam Comfort, Retired Deputy Superintendent, CCCOE
  • Robert Kessler, Former Superintendent, San Ramon Unified School District
  • Rob Stockberger, Former Superintendent, John Swett Unified School District
  • Bruce Harter, Former Superintendent, West Contra Costa Unified School District
  • Richard Nicoll, Former Superintendent, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Steve Collins, Assistant Superintendent, West Contra Costa Unified School District
  • Nancy Magee, Associate Superintendent, San Mateo County Office of Education
  • Glen Price, Chief Deputy, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Rose Lock, Association of California Administrators, Consultant
  • Nick Berger, Director of Special Education, West Contra Costa Unified School District 
  • Nancy Ramirez, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
  • Melinda Hall, Administrator, CSUED
  • Linda Delgado, Charter Oversight, WCCUSD
  • John Angell, John Swett Unified School District
  • Jo Schneider, Employee Development, Recognition & Retention Specialist
  • Jerome Pandell, Chair, San Ramon Valley Unified School District Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee
  • Jean Follmer, Former President Lafayette School Board
  • Greg Enholm, Contra Costa Community College Board Ward 5 Trustee
  • Bob Giannini, Former President, Association of California School Administrators, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
  • Bob Giannini, Association of California Schools Administrators Region 6 Executive
  • Anthony Segovia, Appointed Member, District 3, Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
  • Robin Wood, District Support Technology Analyst, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Cora Wright, Educator (Retired)
  • Roger Haserot, Educator (Retired), Author
  • Absylom Sims, Teacher
  • Chris Tasik, Teacher
  • Rhuepell Stroud, Educator
  • Rebecca Corrigan, Principal (Retired)
  • Laurie Marshall, Educator
  • Julie Braun Martin, Educator Mt. Diablo Unified School District (Retired)
  • Joel Weber, Director Emeritus, Holden High School, Orinda
  • Joe Chapot, Principal (Retired)
  • Jean Wells, Human Resources Director (Retired)
  • Gordon Lindsay, School Counselor (Retired)
  • Ellen Evans, Principal, The Meher Schools (Retired), Walnut Creek CA
  • Derek Papa, Educational Technology
  • Daniel McCarthy, School Social Worker (Retired)
  • Teresa Bolla, Teacher
  • Sally Holiday, Teacher (Retired), Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Rona Zollinger, Teacher, Martinez Unified School District
  • Millie Lindsay, Teacher (Retired)
  • Maryann Britten, Teacher, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Lorrie Osborn, Teacher (Retired)
  • Lisa Zamora, Special Education Teacher, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Janet Gower, California Teacher of the Year 2002
  • Diana Filner, Teacher
  • Carol Miller, Teacher, Martinez Unified School District
  • Carlene Tamichi, Teacher
  • Carlee Smith, Teacher, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Candace Penn, Teacher, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Tom Scruggs, Director of Student Programs, Special Education, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Rebecca Vichiquis, Principal, Student Programs, CCCOE
  • Michelle Kiernan, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Marsha Tokuyoshi, Coordinator, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Mac Carey, Chief Technology Officer, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Leslie Holst, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Kelly Laidley, Technology Support Liaison, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Kearin Stroud, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Katie Gaines, Assistant Superintendent, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Kandi Gravenmier, Credentials Analyst, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • June Stephens, Electronic Communication Specialist, CCCOE
  • June Stephens, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Janet Haun, Director, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Indu Kandasamy, Student System Data Specialist II, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Emily Justice, Educator, Contra Costa Office of Education, Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program
  • Dr. Pam Tyson, Educational Services Director, CCCOE
  • Dr. Lindy Khan, Director of Innovation and Support, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Dimitar Zaprianov, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Debra Guiliano, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Dave Fendel, Principal, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Dan Hanel, Principal, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Charlotte Ford, Coordinator, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Cathy Cross, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Carey Buchanan, Administrator Parolee Education Programs, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Candida Medinas, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Brenna Fleck, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Beverly Christie, Human Resource Manager, Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Alejandra Chamberlain, Manager Youth Development Services, Contra Costa County Office of Education

Creencias poliza

Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

Prepare students for a career through career technical education

Summary

Not every child is going to college.  We must do more to support these children through vocational and technical education opportunities.

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The Contra Costa County Office of Education has always been a leader in career technical education.  I will continue to fund our districts in this area and provide support by expanding access to technical education programs and increasing the number of technical education classes, even making them available at the middle school level. I believe it is important to expand our apprenticeship, intern and externship programs so graduates are ready to enter a trade or post-secondary vocational program.  

 

 

Help "at risk" students attain success

Summary

Helping at risk students is the only mandated program of the County Office of Education.

Teaching our most at-risk students inspires my career as a teacher, principal and deputy superintendent for our county.  I was one of those at-risk students and know what can happen when the education system doesn't work for them.  I dropped out.  I returned to school in my twenties, realizing education was my path to a better life.  I was fortunate to start my career at the County Office of Education teaching at-risk youth in our Juvenile Court School Program.  I will do more to shift exixting resources to improve education outcomes for these most vulnerable students.   

Keep school districts fiscally sound in light of flat funding and rising costs

Summary

Directly support our 18 school districts as they tackle curriculum and funding changes.

Another mandated responsibility of the County Superintendent is fiscal oversite and oversite and approval of the Local Control Accountability Plans.  State law has changed drastically in the last few years and school districts are facing challengings in funding educational programs.    I will both supportive and provide guidance to the districts as they implement their educational plans while also doing the job of oversite and accountability to ensure districts are delivering as promised to our students.  I will also be a voice and an advocate at the state level for adequate funding and reasonable oversite for the districts.  

Videos (1)

— May 9, 2018 East County Today

An interview with Lynn giving an overview of the County Office of Education and her qualifications for office.

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