With everything our community has experienced, we have all been through so much! Fire danger only illustrates how important it is that we care for ourselves and our children. This is a critical election for the future of our schools!
My name is Kelly Welsh and I am the mother of two -- Saoirse (10) and Cianan (6) who both attend Browns Valley Elementary School and will be in 5th and 1st grades this fall. As we recover from these devastating fires and COVID, we must ensure all children can continue to learn. I’m running for School Board to be a voice for all teachers, families, and students –and to ensure our District leaders are managing their taxpayer dollars wisely during these crises.
I have worked in public service my entire life, including over a decade of experience as an attorney. I also come from a family who are educators and child advocates. My father was a life-long teacher and a high-school administrator. He currently coaches teacher-leader teams in Central CA. My mother had her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and served on local and statewide boards where she lobbied for children and childcare workers throughout the state. Thus, I have grown up with a passion for education and have strong values related to the well-being of all children.
I have lived in Vacaville for five years and have become involved in the school community by attending my children’s many class and school activities and recognitions as much as possible given my challenge as a working parent. I have also gained an understanding of the concerns of parents, the issues our teachers face and the obstacles VUSD has dealt with in terms of the improvement of our schools.
Teaching is a gift and teachers must be supported and respected. Teachers are the most valuable piece of our children’s upbringing and if we do not take care of our educators, the public school system will collapse. I am incredibly humbled to be the “Teachers’ Choice” in this election—Vacaville Teachers endorse me as the right person to lead our District through.
Please contact me with your input as we work together to rebuild our schools and community from wildfire and COVID. I invite you to join my growing coalition of endorsers!
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