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Special District

Cabrillo Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area D

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Nicholas Wrotniewski

Behavior Specialist / Realtor
741 votes (28.59%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A- Identify creative, systematic, and sustainable solutions to create a budget that provides maximum support for all students, with a focus on our most underserved scholars and families.
  • A- Maximize effective community outreach, by providing transparent and objective communication, enabling all stakeholders access to important information, which targets the core of our community needs, and is not only heard but truly understood.
  • A- Promote equitable programs that have a lasting positive impact on students, educators and the community as a whole, leading the way to a robust education system where our students, educators, and families feel safe, supported, and empowered.



Profession:A- Behavior Specialist/Realtor
Founding Behavior Specialist, The Burkard School (2016–current)
Realtor, Self-Employed with Coldwell Banker Realty - Half Moon Bay (2020–current)
Behavior Specialist, Cabrillo Unified School District (2012–2016)


IBCCES- International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards Board Certified Cognitive Specialist, BCCS196740 (current)
IBCCES- International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards Advanced Certified Autism Specialist, ACAS18186 (current)
Keller Graduate School M.S.Ed, emphasis in educational leadership (2014)
DeVry University B.A.- Technical Management, emphasis in criminal justice (2012)

Community Activities

Co-Founder, All Abilities Committee (formerly known as the Disney Social Club)- Half Moon Bay Library (2015–current)


Throughout my career of working in a diverse education field as a behavior specialist, including 4 years with Cabrillo Unified School District, I am always guided towards the most challenging roles, where I work tirelessly to develop and create innovative solutions and deliver optimal support and interventions which benefits the students, parents, and teachers alike.

I value working respectfully and dilligently in an environment that is often highly disregulated, with my main goal of providing effective tools and strategies that are based on observable and measurable data that I analyze through an objective lens.

More importantly, I always focus on the whole child in a compassionate, empathetic, and understanding nature, which are all skills that I know, paired with my Masters of Science in Education, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership, will effectively and efficiently transfer over to my role as your Cabrillo Unified School Board district leader.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Kathleen Wall- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Abby Foster, Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Arvin Lynes- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher

Organizations (1)

  • The Burkard School- Private Non-Profit School

Individuals (37)

  • Laurie McMahon- Cabrillo USD (21 Years), Retired Teacher
  • Kathleen Wall- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Shawna McCartney- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Abby Foster, Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Misty Veloso- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Kenneth Gray- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Stig Lynne- Cabrillo USD, CSEA President
  • Shannon Murray- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Heidi Mills- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Pauline Shue- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Arvin Lynes- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Rosalie Simrock- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Sebastian Hart- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Raymond Agundes- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • John Carey- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Pat Olson- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Carrye De Mers- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Ramón Macías- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Aurora Doncov- Cabrillo USD, Current School Community Relations Assistant
  • Tino Torres- Cabrillo USD, Former District Computer Tech
  • Raquel Aguilar-Cabrillo USD, Current Paraprofessional/ Local Business Owner-Busy Bee
  • Angelle Gonzalez-Heldmaier- Cabrillo USD, Current Teacher
  • Andrea Boewer- Cabrillo USD Parent/ Current Registrar
  • Stephanie Jones-Duncan- Cabrillo USD, Parent
  • Cesar Sanchez-Contreras- Cabrillo USD, Parent and Former ELAC President/Business Owner-CSC Builders Inc.
  • Julie Hamada- Cabrillo USD, Current Paraprofessional/ Local Realtor
  • Rosa Ruiz- Cabrillo USD, Parent and ELAC President - El Granada Elementary School
  • Armando Lopez Mendoza- Cabrillo USD, Parent and Former ELAC/DELAC President- Farallone View Elementary School
  • LeeAnn Pires- Cabrillo USD, Parent
  • Bill Barton- Cabrillo USD, Parent
  • Denise Delaney- Cabrillo USD, Parent/ Local Public Notary
  • Jaime Dioli- Cabrillo USD, Parent
  • Luisa Stamm- Cabrillo USD, Parent
  • Maryam Scoble- Cabrillo USD, Former Parent
  • Mike Cunha- Cabrillo USD, Parent
  • Alexander Hagen- Cabrillo USD, Former Parent/ Business Owner-Etheric Networks
  • Ivana Vidrio- Cabrillo USD, Parent

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I opted to forgo all political partisan endorsements, as I feel there is no room on our school board for any other platform, other than that of the unique needs of our rural coastal community in Half Moon Bay. However, I look forward to working with all stakeholders, including CA legislatures, to develop important programs and legislation that will have a positive impact for our students, parents, and teachers alike. 

Throughout my robust career in the education field, I can tell you one thing is for sure. No matter how much district leaders communicate to their stakeholders the latest “trending” terms and use of analogies and inspirational quotes, this will never help guide a classroom, school, or district in a positive direction, no matter how many times the use of rhetoric in its finest form is used to talk about equity, safety, and progress.

The fact is this, we need to pay our teachers a living wage and truly bridge the achievement gap that is heavily impacting our Latino/Hispanic and socioeconomically disadvantaged community here in Half Moon Bay. We must ensure students of all abilities receive the necessary supports and understanding that should be afforded to each and every one of our scholars.

Finally, we must bring community accountability to all stakeholders, by providing objective and transparent communication, that is not only heard but truly understood.



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