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Special District

Columbia Union Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Carol Jackson

Retired Assistant Recorder
571 votes (10.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To provide communication and respect to the community, families, school administration and staff of our school district.
  • To promote robust academics by providing support to the administration, staff and families in the Columbia School district.
  • To maintain a fiscally sound budget through transparency and leadership.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Tuolumne County Assistant Recorder-Retired
Assistant Recorder, Tuolumne County (2012–2020)
Assistant to the Department Head, Tuolumne County Public Works (1993–2012)
Volunteer Teacher's Aide, Columbia Elementary (1989–1999)
Teacher's Aide, Jamestown Elementary School (1980–1984)
Teacher's Aide/Office Administration, Chinese Camp School (1980–1984)

Community Activities

Member, Special Events Organizer for employer (1993–2020)
Member, County Recorder's Association of California (2012–2020)
Team Member, Special Events-All school years (1980–2019)
Member, County Engineer's Association of California-Public Works Secretaries (1993–2009)
Team Member, DACUM-Developing a Curriculum (1995–1995)

Biography

My name is Carol Jackson. I am a mother of two children, grandmother to four and have six generations of family in the Columbia School District. I have had the honor of working for 19 years in the Tuolumne County school systems as a teacher aide, office staff, parent and volunteer.

I have worked for the Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder’s Office and the Public Works Department for the past 28 years and believe this experience provides me with the clear understanding of effective leadership, the need for teamwork and the challenges associated with strict budgets. As a public servant and parent, I appreciate the concerns of all community members in our district and want to work with you toward success in our school.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Columbia Union Teachers Association

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

It is the responsibility of our school board to ensure the education, safety, and support of students for our future. This cultivates strong, educated adults that care for community, state, and country. I can help guide Columbia Union School District to create a modern and safe learning environment.

     We want our children to be motivated to come to school, be ready to learn and become successful members of our society. I support the staff at Columbia School and applaud them for the wonderful talents they use every day educating children in our district. Their focus is on all student needs including an education that provides a healthy, safe, engaged, supportive and challenging environment to better prepare them for life. Our district can be proud of the success that our students and their families will achieve as in life by providing the proper tools and opportunities now. They are, after all, our successors and it is up to us to help them become those people.

Columbia currently employs a talented Superintendent who regularly pilots staff and the Board toward a successful education program for all students in the Columbia Union School District while maintaining a responsible budget. A strong collaboration between the Board and Superintendent will ensure the best navigation through the challenges ahead for staff, students and the community.

It is my hope to provide the Columbia community a candidate who will work with the Board members to provide the tools and support needed for our families, students and school staff to create a thriving and wholesome educational experience at Columbia School. Let’s make a difference together!

I respectfully request your vote on November 3, 2020 - Carol Jackson

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