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North Orange County Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 7

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Keri Kropke

School Boardmember/Teacher
31,280 votes (44.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal Prudence and Transparent oversight. As a fiduciary on Brea Olinda Unified I have developed award winning programs, balanced budgets and allocated every tax dollar efficiently.
  • Affordability. Students can't carry lifelong debt from college. I will work tirelessly to limit licensing, parking and campus fees. Jr. colleges must be economic and effective gateways to robust careers that support Orange County families
  • Diverse and enriched course offerings, one to one technology training. Support services to welcome reentry and second career students for a post Covid economy.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Governing Board Member - Brea Unified, Teacher
Teacher and Speech Language Pathologist, Public School Districts (2001–current)
Brea Olinda Unified School District, Governing Board Member and Clerk, Brea School Board - city of Brea — Elected position (2018–current)
California Health Facility Financing Authority - CHFFA, COVID 19 TASK Force — Appointed position (2019–current)
California Health Facility Financing Authority, CHFFA - — Elected position (2019–current)
Volunteer Food Task Force -, Orange County Federation of Labor — Appointed position (2017–current)
Member - Volunteer - NAACP - National Association of the Advancement o, OC - NAACP — Elected position (2020–current)
Teacher - Multiple Subject Teaching Credential -, Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District (2000–2016)

Education

Cal State Fullerton Master's Degree - M.A., Speech and Communication Studies (2017)
Chapman University Post Bacchealaureate, Speech Disorders, Speech Communication, Speech Studies (2015)
Cal State Fullerton Master's Degree - M.A., History (2007)
UCLA extension in coordination with NLMUS Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Multiple Subject k-8 (2000)
UC Berkeley UC Berkeley - BA, Political Economy (1994)

Community Activities

Silver Lifetime Member - Volunteer, Orange County Chapter - NAACP - National Association Advancement of Colored People (2020–current)
Soccer Mom, PCA- Brea (2015–current)
Member, California School Board Association (2018–2020)
Volunteer, PTA (2003–2009)

Biography

I have devoted my entire career to public education as a public school teacher, speech language pathologist and elected school board member.  

As a Brea Olinda Board Trustee, I have helped build a TEAM that makes partnerships, not politics, a priority. At Brea I helped assemble teams with proven records of success, creating innovative programming and developing student achievement, including 3 distinguished schools, a magnet school and a dual language program, growth of ROP courses and vocation-education community college offerings. I believe that American students need to learn how to build our new economy and that requires partnerships with tech-trade community partners. 

With a proven record of responsible fiscal management as a member of the California Health and Financing Authority, I am a fiduciary of a 600 million dollar budget, ensuring and safeguarding tax dollars and will make sure our college students have access to community facilities and are approriated to student/community members health and welfare. I am a proud advocate of mental health as a survivor of family suicide and recognize the need for intervention, open discussions and support for every student and community member. I will continue to allocate for appropriate resources during this time of Covid and beyond.

I am a proud product of Fullerton College, Cal State Fullerton and the University of California System. 

Education:

UC Berkeley in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies

Cal State Fullerton - Master's in History

Cal State Fulleton - Master's in Speech and Communication Studies

Chapman University - post bacchealaureate - Speech and Communication 

Career:

Elementary Educator in Norwalk/La Mirada

Speech and Language Pathologist - SBCSS, Rowland Unified

Who supports this candidate?

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

This is a non-partisan race. My politics are grounded in helping students, children and their families. I am here at your service and to answer your questions. I ask you to please call my cell if you need me for anything - I'm here for you - 562 682 0999.

 

Mental Health:

If you have any mental health needs I am here to listen and support you. I am a family suicide survivor.  I will keep your confidence.  Please call me 562 682 0999. National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline - 800 273 8255.

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Keri Kropke Brings Competence, Compassion and Character to North Orange County Community College District, 7 — September 26, 2020 Keri Kropke for North Orange County Community College District, 7

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Trustee Keri Kropke for College Affordability. — September 26, 2020 Keri Kropke for North Orange County Community College District, 7

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