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San Rafael High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Natu Tuatagaloa

17,669 votes (39.12%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Student Achievement ("Learning") in our District by supporting teacher professional development that insures a connection and relationship of trust between students and teachers. When students feel cared for, the learning begins.
  • Attracting and retaining high quality staff and teachers to support the top priority, Learning.
  • Fiscal Responsibility. Maintaining a positive certification of the Budget for the current year and three additional years.



Profession:Consultant - Design/Build Sustainable Facilities
Owner, Tuatagaloa Contracting (1991–current)
Partner, BEI Construction, Inc. (2005–current)
Board of Education Trustee, San Rafael City Schools — Elected position (2001–current)


U.C. Berkeley B.A. History, Studied: Civil Engineering, Sociology, History (1989)

Community Activities

President / Board of Directors Member, Marin Athletic Foundation (2000–current)
Rotarian, San Rafael Rotary Club (2002–current)


With the support of the community, and working collaboratively with staff, we successfully emerged from the financial crisis, maintained our positive District certification, modernize our schools and continued to strengthen our educational program ---for ALL students.  Over 17 years on the San Rafael Board of Educaiton (as President, Vice President and Trustee), I've focused on raising overall achievement, strengthening our community partnerships, and ensuring comprehensive teacher support.

My wife and I are proud San Rafael High School Alumni.  Now watching our daughters attend and graduate from San Rafael City Schools and San Rafael High School, I'm filled with gratitude, and committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity and resources to succeed.

I would be honored to continue to serve our community.

Thank you for your consideration and our vote.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • IBEW Local 551
  • Teamsters Local Union 665
  • Marin Builders Exchange

Elected Officials (19)

  • Mary Jane Burke
  • Brad Honsberger
  • Rachel Kertz
  • Maika Llorens Gulati
  • Jared Huffman
  • Mike McGuire
  • Marc Levine
  • Damon Connolly
  • Katie Rice
  • Judy Arnold
  • Gary Phillips
  • Kate Colin
  • Andrew McCullough
  • Maribeth Bushey
  • John Gamblin
  • Robert Doyle
  • Patty Garbarino
  • Marilyn Nemzer
  • Greg Knell

Individuals (13)

  • Alicia Klein
  • Francis White
  • Jenny Callaway
  • Jon Loberg
  • Gary Anspach
  • Tom Kordick
  • Tony Smith
  • Susie Woodall
  • Rich Woodall
  • Robert Marcucci
  • Andy Bachich
  • Lou Bartollini
  • Bob Herbst

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