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June 7, 2016 —California Primary Election

San Diego County Board of Education — ” Mark Powell, Candidate for Member, District 1

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Mark Powell

Teacher/Educator/Businessman
67,827 votes (51.87%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Demand Fiscal Accountability - Stop Wasting Money Restoring trust by demanding Fiscal Accountability and ending irresponsible budget decisions.
  • Prepare Our Students for the Workforce - Increase Vocational Education Mark will Make Our Students Competitive again by implementing a County-Wide Educational curriculum that embraces Vocational.
  • Promote School Safety - Keep Our Students Safe Our school campuses are not safe or secure. Mark’s experience serving as a San Diego Police Officer Reserve allows him work effectively with Law Enforcement to Keep Our Students Safe.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Teacher/Professor/Businessman
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, National University (2000–current)
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER - BROKER/REALTOR, Discovery Property Group, Inc. (2003–current)
Board of Directors, San Diego Association of Realtors — Elected position (2016–current)
President, La Jolla Sunrise Rotary — Elected position (2015–current)
President, U.S. MILITARY LIBERATION OF HOLOCUAST SURVIVORS MEMORIAL, INC — Appointed position (2014–current)
Chair Developmental Committee and Community Building Task Force, J*Company Youth Theatre - San Diego Center For Jewish Culture — Appointed position (2014–2016)
VICE PRINCIPAL, Santee School District (2000–2004)
VICE PRINCIPAL, DEAN OF STUDENTS, CLASSROOM TEACHER, San Diego Unified School District (1989–2000)
TRAFFIC VIOLATOR SCHOOL OWNER, OPERATOR & INSTRUCTOR, Stop and Go Traffic School (1998–1994)
President, Clairemont Town Council — Elected position (1993–1994)

Education

National University, San Diego, CA Master of Science (MS), Educational Counseling (2000)
United States International University (Alliant University) San Diego, CA Master of Arts (MA), Educational Administration (1992)
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration (1984)

Community Activities

President, United States Military Liberation of Holocaust Survivors Memorial Corp. (501c3) (2015–current)

Biography

San Diego native and former Classroom Teacher Mark Powell understands the demands of this job. As Small Business Owner he knows how to balance a budget and make sound fiscal decisions. As a University Professor Mark has a solid background on the current educational challenges and policies. As a former San Diego Police Officer Reserve and parent of children who currently attend San Diego public schools, Mark knows that keeping our children safe is our first priority. Mark is by far the best qualified candidate for San Diego County Board of Education because he has the experience, knowledge, and qualifications to make sound decisions regarding the education of our students. http://www.markpowellforboardofeducation.com/about.html

 

 

Master of Science, Educational Counseling - National University 

Master of Arts, Educational Administration - United States International University 

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration - San Diego State University 

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Educational Administration Credential - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

School Counseling Credential - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

 

GATE Certification - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Dr. Thomas L. Goodman, Former San Diego Unified School District Superintendent of Schools & Former Director of U.S. Depa

Political Beliefs

It is my belief that now, more than ever, there is the need for young men and women, to embrace education. Education is the way our children will change the world and improve the quality of life for everyone. Moreover, education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters a classroom. I believe in providing a variety of strategies to make learning accessible to all students. It is also vitally important for teachers to form partnerships with each other. Solid communication among teachers, parents, administration and non-teaching staff will promote the sharing of ideas and methods and provide a network of support. By working as an educational team, teachers can expand their teaching skills and provide the finest education possible to their students. My goal as a board member is to help students grow academically and socially, and to become life-long learners. By respecting the differences of each student’s personality and learning style, I will create an educational environment that will encourage all students to reach their highest potential. In summary, I believe that each student is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, academically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. http://www.markpowellforboardofeducation.com/about.html

Official Statement

Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Board of Education – District No. 1

 

MARK POWELL, MA.Ed.

Teacher/Professor/Businessman

 

San Diego County Office of Education needs an overhaul. Our students are being beat out by most developed countries in Math and Science. They will not be able to compete in a global economy.

Mark Powell will help to make our students competitive again by implementing a county-wide educational curriculum that embraces Math and Science. Using computer technology and his 25 years of educational leadership as a Teacher, Vice-Principal, and University Professor, Mark will work to close this achievement gap.

No school board member should remain in office for over 20 years. Mark will establish term-limits for board members, putting a stop to career politicians in education.

Our School Campuses are not safe. Mark’s experience serving as a San Diego Police Officer Reserve allows him work effectively with Law Enforcement keeping our students safe.

It is time to open the books. The public deserves an accounting of district expenditures. Mark will administer budgets prudently to stretch our tax dollars. Mark’s experience managing large budgets, as a business owner and school administration will serve the public well.

Mark’s qualifications include Master’s Educational Counseling; Master’s Educational Administration; Bachelor’s Criminal Justice Administration; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; Educational Administration Credential; School Counseling Credential. 

Candidate Contact Info

Email markpowellforboardofeducation@outlook.com

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