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Personal:

  • Age: 61
  • Married, 39 years – Frank, husband
  • Two adult children – Erin, daughter, 31; Ryan, son, 27
  • Native, (born, raised, and still live in Belmont Heights, LBCC District 4) Long Beach, California (3rd generation)

Education:

  • LBUSD Public Schools – Fremont Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, Wilson High (several classes at Long Beach City College while in high school and college)
  • University of Southern California (left during Junior year to tend to ailing parent)
  • California State University, Long Beach – BA in Music; California Teaching Credential, Secondary Education, Music
  • University of LaVerne – California Supplemental Teaching Credential, Mathematics
  • CLAD Certification, LBUSD

Occupation:

  • Teacher, Long Beach Unified School District (1979 – present)
  • Wilson Classical High School (10 years) – Mathematics/Music (piano), Monroe K-8 (5 years), Cubberley K-8/Newcomb K-8, Carver Elementary, Keller Elementary (6 years)
  • 7-year break to raise children
  • Marshall Middle School (1/2 year), Washington Middle School (4-1/2 years)
  • Substitute teaching (5 years, mostly long-term positions, starting with Hamilton Junior High, Bancroft Junior High, Hughes Junior High)
  • Teacher, Youth Music Conservatory, CSULB Education Foundation

Organizations/ Affiliations: (partial list)

  • Treasurer, Teachers Association of Long Beach (10 years); Recipient, Larry Acterman Award
  • Former Treasurer, California Teachers Association Bay Valley Service Center Council (4 years)
  • Former Representative, CTA State Council, Communications Committee (10-1/2 years)
  • Delegate, National Education Association Representative Assembly (13 years)
  • TALB Positions held: Finance (Chair), Negotiations (Scribe), Elections (Chair), Grievance Representative, Site Representative
  • LBUSD and LBUSD/TALB Joint Committees: Strategic Plan (Communications), Master Plan, Budget Advisory, Health Benefits, High School Teacher Council, Evaluations, Middle School Reform, Carpe Diem, Curriculum and Textbook
  • Adoption Committees
  • LBUSD/LBCC/CSULB Joint Committees: Long Beach College Promise Symposium
  • Wilson High School Committees: Chair, Site-Based Decision-Making; School Site Council; Mentor, Male Academy; Member, Redesign Team
  • California State Commission for Professional Competence (panel member, judicial tribunal for teacher dismissal hearings)
  • Vice-Chair, CTA Republican Caucus
  • Former Chair, NEA Republican Educators Caucus
  • Former Chair, 70th (formerly 54th) Assembly District Republican Central Committee
  • Executive Committee Member and Former Secretary, Republican Party of Los Angeles County
  • Scholarship Chair and Former 1st Vice-President (Programs), Long Beach Republican Women Federated
  • Delegate (blue card voting member), California Republican Party
  • Member, Music Teachers Association of California
  • Member, Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Music Fraternity for Women
  • Member, Music Educators National Conference
  • Member, American Choral Directors Association
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Past-President and former Treasurer, Fremont PTA
  • Former Area Advisor, Area B, Long Beach Council PTA
  • Lifetime Member and Former Troop Leader (8 years), Girl Scouts of America, Greater Long Beach Council; Recipient of the Outstanding Leader Award, Marina Service Center
  • Former Congregation President/ Secretary/Choral Director/Worship Leader, East Side Christian Church, Long Beach
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