Talk about any AAUW National conventions you have attended.
I have attended all national conventions in Washington DC in the past 12 years including the one in 2017. I attended the previous convention in San Diego as well as two in other locations.
Describe any AAUW National positions and years you served.
I have never served in a national capacity.
Describe your employment/professional experience, including current employment.
My career is in education. I taught history, English, English as a second language and electives primarily at middle school with a few years at high school and at the university. During this time I participated in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program and spent 3 years on exchange in Wales, Scotland and England. After leaving the classroom I served as a resource teacher, vice principal and principal. Since my retirement I have continued to serve as a substitute site administrator.
Are you available to visit branches statewide?
Describe any other special skills or experience.
I have training and experience in coaching, mentoring, diversity, conflict resolution, consensus building, leadership development and implementing change. I have AAUW experience in working with leaders across the state facilitating leadership training and idea sharing. I am knowledgeable about AAUW CA policies, procedures and bylaws.
Give your reasons for running for this office.
I want to use my skills, knowledge and experience to help AAUW CA embrace the changes necessary to ensure the continuation of our powerful voice for equity for women and girls.
75-word Goal Statement
After meeting with our new national leader Kim Churches, I was inspired by her vision and want to be a part of its fulfillment. I would appreciate the opportunity to use my abilities to assist our co-Presidents to implement their plans for our future. My focus is on building bridges between the state organization and the membership and on connecting our advocacy efforts and legacy with new approaches and opportunities which will maximize our effectiveness.