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Trustee, Trustee Area 3 — Escondido Union School District

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Joe Muga

Dr. Joe Muga is a forensic clinical...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Using evidence based teaching strategies to ensure...
  2. Fostering greater parental involvement in order to...
  3. Infusing technology in all classrooms to create optimal...
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Mirek K. Gorny

Real Estate Broker
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Maintain fiscal responsibility
  2. Ensure that schools have resources they need
  3. Provide Quality Education to All Kids regardless of...
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Clinical Psychologist
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Using evidence based teaching strategies to ensure a quality education for each and every student.
  • Fostering greater parental involvement in order to maximize the school-home relationship.
  • Infusing technology in all classrooms to create optimal learning environments for 21st century skills.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Dr. Joe Muga is a forensic clinical psychologist. He has also worked as a Deputy Commissioner on the State Parole Board.
Deputy Commissioner, California State Parole Board (2004–2012)
Clinical Psychologist, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (1995–2004)
Executive Branch Health Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, D.C. (2004–2004)
Clinical Psychologist, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center (1992–1995)
Clinical Psychologist, Patton State Hospital (1989–1992)

Education

San Diego State University Masters, Public Administration (2002)
Oklahoma State University Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (1989)
Oklahoma State University Masters, Clinical Psychology (1984)
California State University San Bernardino B.A., Psychology (1980)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Bear Valley Middle School PTA (2014–current)
Member, American Psychological Association (1993–current)
Member, California Psychological Association (1993–current)

Biography

Joe was born in Denver, Colorado where his father was stationed while in the U.S. Army. Joe's father retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years in the military and went on to have a second career in public school teaching. Joe's mother is a retired nurse. Joe lived in San Bernardino from third grade through college and then went to graduate school at Oklahoma State University earning both a masters and a doctorate in clinical psychology. Later, he earned another masters degree in public administration at San Diego State University.

Joe has worked at the county, state, and federal levels in public service positions. He has worked with children and adolescents in the county mental health system. In the VA hospital system, he treated combat veterans suffering from PTSD. Joe has worked in the criminal justice system for over twenty years as both a clinical psychologist treating and evaluating criminals and also as a Deputy Commissioner on the State Parole Board. As a Deputy Commissioner for eight years, Joe presided over parole hearings to determine parole suitability for inmates sentenced to life with the possibility of parole and also parole hearing for those parolees who violated their conditions of parole. On a regular basis Joe presided over parole hearings for Escondido parolees sending those parolees back to jail, prison, or substance abuse programs. He has kept criminals off the streets of Escondido, keeping our homes, families, and children safer.

Joe has lived in Escondido for 17 years with his wife Terri Price. Terri attended Escondido schools and teaches at Central Elementary School in Escondido. Their daughter attends Bear Valley Middle School where Joe is active on the PTA. Joe loves spending time with his family, watching college football (GO OKLAHOMA STATE!, GO AZTECS!), mountain biking, playing with his dogs and cat, going to the shooting range, and beach camping.

 

Official Statement

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

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ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member – Trustee Area No. 3

JOE MUGA
AGE: 56
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Joe Muga has lived in Escondido for 17 years with his wife Terri Price. Terri attended Escondido schools and teaches at Central Elementary School in Escondido. Their daughter attends Bear Valley Middle School where Joe has been active on the PTA.

For 25 years, Joe has been a clinical psychologist with a forensic specialization. Joe was a Deputy Commissioner on the State Parole Board where he kept criminals off the streets of Escondido keeping our homes, families, and children safer.

Joe has experience in higher education as a college and graduate school instructor. In addition to his masters and doctorate in clinical psychology, Joe earned a masters in public administration from San Diego State University which prepares him well to tackle the fiscal and organizational issues of the Escondido Union School District.

Escondido students and parents deserve a school board free of drama where the primary focus is on educating all of our students with evidence based teaching strategies. The district needs to foster more parent involvement. Families need an array of quality educational programs to ensure success for their children. Technology should be infused in all classrooms to create optimal learning environments.

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Candidate Contact Info

Email doctorjoey895@yahoo.com
Real Estate Broker
3,401 votes (34.44%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain fiscal responsibility
  • Ensure that schools have resources they need
  • Provide Quality Education to All Kids regardless of their Socioeconomic Background

Experience

Experience

Profession:Real Estate Broker
Broker Associate, Remax United (2015–current)
President, Escondido Public Library Board of Trustees — Appointed position (2008–current)

Education

National University Bachelor Of Science, Organizational Leadership (not availa)

Community Activities

Chairman of The Board, Polonia United - Non profit (2013–current)
Board member, Polish American Social Club Of North County (2015–current)

Biography

I am a Real Estate Broker in the Escondido and a small business owner. Currently I serve as President of the Escondido Public Library Board of Trustees. I feel that working with community organizations, such as the library or a School Board is the best way for me to give back to our Escondido community that has given me so much. I am also a parent of a young child about to enter into EUSD as a student.

​I want to make sure that EUSD serves all students in our community and provides the best education possible for our kids.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Duncan D Hunter - Member U.S Congress
  • Joel Anderson - California State Senator
  • Sam Abed -Mayor of Escondido

Official Statement

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

[Candidates for this position had to pay a fee of $180 if they chose to present a 200-word statement in the sample ballot pamphlet.]

ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member – Trustee Area No. 3

MIREK K. GORNY
Real Estate Broker

As Escondido resident since 2001 I am proud to say that this is My City of Choice. Since moving to Escondido I have been very active in the community and I have served as Trustee on the Escondido Public Library Board since 2008 both as a Member and a President of the Board My experience on the Library Board has been a collaborative effort which brought many positive changes and improvements to make Library experience more pleasant and safer for our patrons.

A Real Estate Broker by trade, I am able to negotiate tough issues, always keeping in mind what is most important about the deal. And in the case of the school board, our children and their education are the most important issues.

As a parent, with a child entering the elementary school system next year, I am passionate about insuring that our School Board helps provide the tools our teachers need to ensure that all students enrolled in the Escondido school system receive quality education. I want to make sure all children receive good start in life regardless of background or socioeconomic status. I will be honored to have your vote.

Candidate Contact Info

Email mkgorny@yahoo.com

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