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San Rafael High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Rachel Kertz

16,103 votes (35.66%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase community collaboration and support achievable, comprehensive goals that clarify priorities
  • Keep financial discipline while always keeping the students' success first
  • Improve classroom parity



Profession:Incumbent, Non-Profit Strategic Manager
Trustee, San Rafael City Schools — Elected position (2013–current)


San Francisco State University Master in Business, Marketing and Finance (1999)


Rachel Kertz joined the Board in 2013. She was elected by her fellow trustees to serve as Vice President for 2014 and President in 2015 and again in 2016. Rachel has been active in the community for many years and a strong education advocate, particularly focused on ensuring equity and parity across classrooms.

She was an active classroom volunteer in the Dixie School District and helped to facilitate many classroom technology-based projects. She joined the Board of Dixie Children’s Fund in May 2006 after serving on the Dixie Business Development Committee. Most recently, Rachel served on the Steering Committee for the successful passage of the Measures A & B campaign to continue funding for local schools. She is currently dedicated to making sure that those funds are well-spent, and that there continues to be an inclusive dialogue in how we move projects forward.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Marin Independent Journal

Organizations (1)

  • Marin County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (4)

  • Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools
  • Jared Huffman, Congressman
  • Damon Connolly, District 1 Supervisor
  • Gary Phillips, Mayor City of San Rafael

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