Join me on the Journey

Thank you for your support. Together we can do great things to Energize Education in Santa Cruz City Schools!

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Let’s face it, the school board needs new energy!  Involved at both the school and district levels as the parent of a Latina teenage daughter attending our schools, I have the visibility, skill set and energy to improve our school system.  Already, as a Santa Cruz Education Foundation leader, I was the reason for a $300,000 National Science Foundation Computer Science for ALL grant that will help prepare our students for the jobs of the future. Already, as a PTA leader, I was the reason for a National Center for Women in Technology, Girls in Technology program that partnered with UC Santa Cruz.

As parent and volunteer, I have observed social-emotional stressors on our students: Gun violence, cyberbullying, social-media. I propose a Board Committee to research and implement innovative partnerships with county mental health, and to leverage grants for an increase of social- emotional counseling support to our students.

As the only candidate or current board member with professional finance experience, I would add financial leadership, board governance, and accountability skills to the board. I currently work in a Finance oversight role at Stanford University and I’m a CPA.  I believe in listening, problem solving, and taking action mindfully.  I welcome both your ideas and support.  Please share them with me at rocco4sb@gmail.com.