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San Dieguito Union High School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 5Short Term

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Lea Wolf

Advocate/Author/Entrepreneur
886 votes (17.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Integrative educational curriculum: Promote Civic Studies, Oppose CRT
  • Implement systems to increase fiscal and administrative accountability
  • Commit resources to mental health, social emotional programs, and life skills programs

Experience

Experience

Profession:Educator, Author, Entrepreneur
Co-Founder, ICIARA an icliquein technology, Inc www.ICIARA.com (2019–current)
Co-Founder, Let's Speak Up, an iclique-in project www.letsspeakup.org (2018–current)
Co-Founder, Deeds by Kids, a community service project to provide leadership opportunities for kids (2009–current)
Co-Founder, iclique-in technology www.haychamba.com (2007–current)
Technology Consultant and Leadership Trainer, IQNet, Inc www.iqnetinteractive.net (1998–2010)

Education

ATD International ATD Coaching Certificate, Leadership Coaching (2014)
Training and Development Association Leadership Coaching Certificate, Leadership and Life Coaching (2013)
San Diego State University MBA, Master of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship (2010)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Science, Financial Services (2001)

Community Activities

Co-Founder, Let's Speak Up (2017–current)
Co-Founder, Deeds by Kids Community projects (2013–current)

Biography

Lea Wolf has been an outspoken advocate for students and children for several years.  She is a dedicated and tireless volunteer who has spearheaded several projects and initiatives centered on students’ rights and teacher and administrator accountability.

During the Covid school closures, Lea provided a strong voice and powerful testimony to help get schools reopened in the San Dieguito Union High School District.  She fought to ensure her daughter, along with all of the other students in the District, received the education and services they deserved.

Lea is deeply passionate about empowering and improving student outcomes.  She is the author of SELF-Ex™, an interactive guide to responsibly address adverse situations.  This program earned Lea the USC EDGE Center award for top educational solution.  Lea also co-founded Let’s Speak Up, an organization that educates, campaigns and offers resources to parents and their families.  Lea also co-founded ICIARA, Inc.  This comprehensive software program provides services to report, track and address adversity.  

Lea is an ardent proponent of School Choice, Mask Choice, Vaccine Choice, and believes in empowering others to make responsible choices.   

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (2)

What action (personal or professional) that you have taken most exemplifies how you will execute the duties of the office in the coming term, if you are elected?
Answer from Lea Wolf:

 

  • An award winning author of the SELF-Ex Method, an educational interactive solution to transform students' outcomes.  
  • Co-founder of Let's Speak Up, a community project centered on advocating for student rights and oversight. www.letsspeakup.org
  • Co-founder of Deeds by Kids, a community project of IQNet Interactive, which is centered on character development and life skills through engaging kids in community service. www.deedsbykids.org
  • Co-founder of ICIARA, Inc, a start up company with a mission to transform organizational misconduct culture to act responsibly and with accountability.  ICIARA offers an integrative solution of software and educational services to prevent abuse and misconduct.    www.iciara.com
  • Principal owner of IQNet, Inc a consulting company offering leadership training and  development.   www.iqneinteractive.net
  • iclique-in, Inc, co-founder of www.haychamab.com a human resource platform connecting empowers to blue collar workers through bi-lingual text messaging.    

 

 

 

 

Even while dealing with immediate crises, school boards must find time for long-term strategic planning. What are the three biggest challenges facing the San Dieguito Union High School District in the next ten years, and how would you use this office to help prepare for (and meet) those challenges?
Answer from Lea Wolf:
The three major issues at SDUHSD: (1) Lack of administrative accountability (2) Lack of fiscal management (3) Lack of integrative curriculum (4) Failing to prioritize students needs (5) Infighting among special interest groups for power and control (6) Intense polarization among the special interest groups (7) Less than 5% of the budget is allocated for students programs and extracurricular How to bring about change ? We must do an extensive audit of SDUHSD finances, programs, personnel and resources. Based on the audit: (1) Implement systems to increase transparency and ensure accountability (2) Hire, fire, and retrain personnel (3) Introduce programs and curriculum based on the deficiencies in the district and students' needs. (4) initiate various committees to help the board make high quality decisions

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

My Priorities and Pledge https://vote4lea.org/2021-priorities/

Summary

My Top Priorities and Pledge

 

Put the Best Interest of Students First!

 

2020-2021 has been a time of intense controversy stemming from political agendas and special interest groups that are corrupting our school systems and hurting our students and community.

Our schools are facing unprecedented challenges from an illiberal ideology that filters social relations and outcomes through the lens of race crystalized as Critical Race Theory.

If elected, I will work hard to unite the SDUHSD community members from diverse racial, socio-economic, cultural, religious, and political backgrounds to make sure this divisive ideologies do not take root in our schools.

 

  • Fight to keep schools open safely for in person instruction
  • Oppose Critical Race Theory! Promote personal responsibility and civic studies
  • Implement systems to ensure transparency, accountability, and proper governance
  • Commit resources to mental health, social emotional, and life skills programs
     

Proven Track Record | https://vote4lea.org/lea-wolf-proven-track-record-2021/

Summary

I have a proven track record, proven qualifications, and proven credentials to priortize students interst above any special interest group and lead with courage and principles to institute systems to bring proepr governance. 

I have lived in SDUHSD for over 20 years and I am a parent of former SDUHSD student. Just like you I care about the education system and kids. I am focsued on transforming our schools so students enjoy their learning experience. 

The folloiwng showcase my work, qualifications and proven track record:

 

 

Speak out against any trustees who prioritize the teacher union's interest over students

Just recently, I’ve worked closely with community members to gain a super majority board that acts in students’ best interests in mind. We gathered facts and data while I employed my knowledge of the public school system to initiate the Recall Gibson Petition. Trustee Gibson resigned due to our recall petition. 

   

Outspoken on the conflict of interest among the special interest groups

www.recallgibson.com     

Advocate, guide, and support students and their families with various educational matters

From 2018 through 2021, I have supported families with diverse queries in education codes, Title IX, and guided them through various processes. I became an empowering resource for many community members, using my knowledge of the system to educate and guide them toward favorable outcomes. For example, I developed A Parent’s Guide to File Grievances. 

My track record speaks for itself. I’ve advocated extensively for students who were harshly punished in the district. From 2018 through 2021, I spoke at board meetings and helped behind the scenes whilst offering resources and support to families who reached out to me. I was also responsive to complaints filed on www.letsspeakup.com and met with various SDUHSD administrators on behalf of students. I suggested ways to implement restorative justice methods, educational segments, and training to prevent abusive behaviors.  

Some articles:

 

https://letsspeakup.com/     

Run petitions, campaigns, and protests to advocate for students rights

Initiated, organized, and run informative campaigns to protect student’s rights and their well-being

In 2019, I spearheaded a petition that informed students and their families of their right to opt-out of California State exams. That year, the CA State exams were being administered at the same time as AP exams, causing immense emotional distress and anxiety to students. Hundreds of opt-out forms were downloaded.

https://letsspeakup.com/opt-out-of-state-exams/     

Written and submitted various reports and solutions on improving SDUHSD

In 2019, I wrote a report on How to Improve Outcomes at SDUHSD, which I submitted to Dr. Haley and Dr. Gothold. The report is still relevant and can be served to  brainstorm solutions for improving outcomes in a long-term. 

www.letstseapk.org     

Authored extensive reports on improving accountability, transparency, and proper governance

I’ve spearhead an integrative solution of software and services to increase accountability and transparency in organizations. In addition, I’ve authored several reports and blogs addressing the detrimental impact on our communities and children due to lack of accountability.

https://iciara.com/iciara-blog/     

Educate stakeholders on the Underground Practices that Normalized Child Abuse

I developed an extensive report and about to publish a book on the Underground Practices that Normalize Child Abuse, which identifies 16-tactics used by school officials to cover up sexual assault, bullying, racism, and various harassment cases. I educate parents and community members of these practices so they can manage these situations constructively and prevent further misconduct. 

www.letsspeakup.org     

A servant of the community

Before and during the pandemic, my support for the SDUHSD community has been unyielding. Over the past few years, I became a resource for community members to understand the SDUHSD culture and help reopen the schools safely. 

Proven Qualifications | https://vote4lea.org/lea-wolf-achievements-2021/

Summary

A Leader with Proven Qualifications

 

Innovative, Creative, and Solution Oriented

Solution Oriented Projects and Achievements


An Award Winning Author of the SELF-Ex Method

 


Socially Responsible Entrepreneur

 


Educator and a Certified Leadership Coach

 

Everyone of my ventures, projects, and initiatives has been focused on improving student outcomes and education system.

        SELF-Ex Method has been awarded a top global educational solution to transform student outcomes.Award granted by USC EDGE Center, Nikou Foundation, and IDEO     Co-founder of Let's Speak Up centered on advocating for student rights and oversightLet's Speak Up     Co-founder of Deeds by Kids centered on leadership opportunities for youth through experiential community projectsDeeds by Kids     Co-founder of ICIARA, an integrative complaint management software and educational servicesICIARA, Inc     An author of e-LEADERSHIFT Method, which is a collaborative and cross-cultural style of communications centered on purposeIQNet, Inc     Co-founder of ichamba, an iclique-in technology company     Develop and deliver interactive workshopsIQNet Consulting, Inc

 

 

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