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Sunnyvale School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Bridget Watson

11,656 votes (27.75%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote a sense of belonging and safety for ALL students in order to nurture the development of the whole child and make our community stronger.
  • Engage and challenge ALL students so that every unique child can reach their full potential.
  • Close achievement gaps where they exist so that all students can thrive!



About Me: Parent, Teacher, Volunteer

I grew up in rural and Southeastern Wisconsin with a few animals and a lot of books. I went to high school and graduated college and graduate school in San Francisco. I am married with two sons, one of whom is adopted. I was a project coordinator and project manager before kids/graduate school, working with architects, designers, and construction teams on large and small projects to build office space for highly collaborative teams at Genentech and Intel.

Twice Recognized Parent Volunteer of the Year: Cherry Chase Elementary

Since 2005, I have been an active parent volunteer, spending thousands of hours creating a school garden and living classroom, teaching FAME, and helping at community events. In 2008-9, a battle with breast cancer reinforced my sense of the importance of valuing the beauty in life, honoring and supporting the magic of childhood, and cultivating good will in our community.

Teacher of the Year: Fairwood Explorer, Sunnyvale School District

I became a teacher and taught for four years at Fairwood Explorer School here in our district. My practice as an educator and volunteer has a lens of multiple intelligences, encouraging creativity, helping students form personal goals, and fostering a sense of belonging for all children. 

Honorary Service Award, Cupertino Fremont School Council PTA

After teaching 2nd and 3rd grade, I took one year off (which became two) to support the needs of my oldest son who was struggling with bullying in High School. Simultaneously, I volunteer taught AVID-Excel and literacy in EL-1 at SMS. I also worked with several teachers at elementary school sites to teach and model social emotional curriculum and project based learning. 


Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

This is a non-partisan office, where I expect to work hard, learn a lot, and help others. If elected I will collaborate with the community of parents, teachers, and staff to provide policies, vision, and direction in our district.

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