A resident of South Carlsbad for over 16 years, I am running for School Board out of an enormous sense of gratitude. My in-laws moved to San Diego in the early '70s and have owned and operated Round Table Pizza Encinitas for the past 45 years. As a result, my husband Robert grew up and attended local schools. After completing his residency in Emergency Medicine, he and I felt lucky to be able to move back to his hometown so our three young children could benefit from the same award-winning education and community support. Our son, Sean, and two daughters, Carolyn and Allison, have all graduated from EUSD and SDUHSD schools: El Camino Creek Elementary, Oak Crest Middle, and La Costa Canyon High School. More than just educating my children, teachers, administrators, and local leaders along the way have played instrumental roles in guiding them down the path of becoming independent, productive, and compassionate adults. I credit our entire community for helping me raise my family. I hope to use my experience as a PTA President, healthcare advocate, and community volunteer to serve the district that has given me so much. My family is proof that we do not raise our children alone. As Trustee, I will work hard to support the future of ALL of our students.