The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted our school system. We are now having to rethink our approach to educating our children so that they can return to school safely. It is important to ensure they continue to receive the same exceptional education that we have come to expect from the Redondo Beach Unified School District.
As we make this dramatic shift, we must also address diversity, equity and inclusion. Like all communities, we have had our challenges, but at this point in our nation’s history, there has been a dramatic increase in divisive rhetoric and behavior that makes it clear why this issue must be at the forefront. In order to be effective in facing this difficult challenge, it is critical that a person of color be a part of the process.
As the proud parent of a teenage son, I have always appreciated the importance of ensuring that he feels safe, supported and seen. At his middle school, I founded a Diversity Committee to ensure students were educated about the experiences of all people of color including the LGBTQ community.
As a member of the School Board, I will be dedicated to ensuring the success of all students and will provide an important voice so they can be prepared to thrive in our multicultural, multiracial society.
All Redondo Beach registered voters should have received their ballots. Ballots must be mailed or taken to a ballot drop box or the City Clerk's office by March 2, 2021. Lost or damaged ballots can be replaced by the City Clerk before election day.