My name is Kristen Brown, and I want to represent our Willow Glen Community on the San Jose Unified School Board. The position I am running for is Trustee Area Three which includes the district schools of Booksin, Ernesto Galarza, Gardner, Hammer Montessori, River Glen, Schallenberger, as well as Willow Glen Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
San Jose Unified has the impressive task of educating more than 30,000 students, and I would like to see a few changes to enhance their success:
- More inclusive teaching environments
- Improving mental health services
- Improving communication between district, schools, and families
- Motivating Parent Advocacy
- Expanding Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to Middle and High Schools
- Put aside “other isms” that assign ‘less than’ status for solid community collaboration
Both my sons have grown up as students of San Jose Unified. I have volunteered on various committees including Willow Glen PTA, Willow Glen 5K, Santa Clara County Special Education Task Force, and Reading Buddies. I have also served on the Board of the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education for nearly 4 years. I am committed to making San Jose Unified School District better for all students and families.
Please consider attending a community discussion to learn more about how we can make SJUSD the best district in California. We will soon list virtual round table talks that I hope you will join until we can come out of our homes and into our community again!