Put Kids First. All students from all backgrounds deserve the opportunity to achieve and be challenged academically while enjoying a safe school environment.
Support Teachers. Providing sufficient technology, professional development and the freedom our faculty needs to innovate are essential to ensuring the best education possible for our children.
Respect Parents' Rights. Parents know what is best for their own children and should have the greatest influence over how their children are educated.
Fiscal Responsibility. We must stop deficit spending and balance the budget. When making budget decisions, the overarching question I ask myself is how the spending helps students improve their educational outcomes.
Safely Open Our Schools Without Unnecessary Delay.
- The law requires the board to "offer in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible" (EC 43504).
- Over 12,000 families responded to our school district survey, conducted in May. 78% of parents indicated that they want their kids back on campus this fall.
- The Ventura County Health Department has now deemed it safe to open our kindergarten through 6th grade (K-6) classrooms. CVUSD must secure the county waivers without delay.
- The board must permit students with disabilities the opportunity to receive in-person services and instruction.
- As a community we need to join together to get permission to open our middle and high school campuses.
- We must also provide online and homeschool options, especially for students and teachers with health concerns.
- The District has already received millions in federal stimulus dollars to implement all state-required safety measures into our schools.
Profession: Trustee, Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board; School Counselor
Family: Married to Craig Everett (a Pepperdine finance professor) for 27 years. We are the parents of five children ages 15-26. My oldest three children graduated from NPHS, where our two youngest children currently attend. The newest member of the family is our puppy, Beau.
- Master’s Degree in Education, Purdue University
- Active K-12 California School Counselor License
- 2010 recipient of the Indiana School Counselor Association’s Ike Womack Scholarship Award, given to one outstanding school counseling student in the State of Indiana each year.
- Member Chi Sigma Iota (International and Professional Academic Honor Society for Counseling Students, Counselor Education and Professional Counselors).
- Every 15 Minutes, Retreat Team at Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School, Lafayette, Indiana. The program challenges students to think about driving while drunk and the impact of alcohol-related crashes.
- 2009 Study Abroad, The Netherlands with Purdue University. The program provided an immersive experience into the primary and secondary educational system in Holland, with an emphasis on learning about their delivery of services for kids with concerns.
- The Bridge Group Counseling Practicum for bereaved families, Purdue University. Provided small group counseling for elementary-aged members of the families.
- School Counselor Internship (one year) at Harrison High School. Provided group and individual counseling for at-risk students. Other duties included assessments and events such as back-to-school night.
- School Counselor master’s degree practicum at Crawfordsville Middle School and Miami Elementary School. Provided group and individual counseling to at-risk students.
- ON TRACK Group Counseling, Lafayette, Indiana. The program delivers small group counseling experiences for local schools with low-income, mixed-culture, high-stress populations. I provided group counseling for 5th graders as well as groups at an alternative high school that included a group for pregnant girls.
- President, Ball’s Bluff Elementary School PTA, Leesburg, Virginia.
- CVUSD Booster Club Volunteer: Choir, Band, Dance Team
- Member, CVUSD Student Publication Manual Committee
- Cub Scout Den leader