Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all--
I can't tell you how blessed I feel that many of you came out to my kickoff to talk about our schools on Thursday! I am so proud to know all of you, and was amazed by the response to the news articles, as meeting new people is always a pleasure. See pictures from the fabulous event here.
I talked about my background growing up with strong female role models like my grandmother, who had an 8th grade education, my mother who got her vocational degree raising four children alone and earning of my degree from the GTU in Berkeley as a first generation graduate student. Through it all I found happiness in being an educator. Now after years of being a Jewish educator, an education director, a PTA member and a father of two children in the public school system, I feel I need to move forward and put myself out there to lead our district through winning one of the three open seats in November of 2018.
As a person from a background of poverty, I often find it hard to make the money ask, but it is an essential conversation to have when running for an office that is not publicly funded. If my friends and family across all my networks were able to donate just $25 we could make well beyond our goal of $10,000 by the end of the year.
I know that there are also superstars who can donate all the way to $500, which is the limit for my grassroots campaign.
Let's make history together!