I heard the critics’ voices loud and clear when I first ran for school board in 2018. Two years later, I am no longer the “new kid on the block,” after working hard to improve and support our community and schools.

I deepened my community engagement through leadership roles with the Stevens Creek Elementary PTO, Project Cornerstone and Walk-Bike Cupertino, where we were able to advocate for safe routes to schools, improve social emotional learning and create a trusting community. I joined the Measure H Bond oversight committee to gain an intimate view of how our tax dollars are spent on infrastructure.

I learned the most while serving as Treasurer on the ballot measure committee, Citizens for Great Cupertino District Schools, in our fight for equitable local funding for all 25 of our schools. I stood alongside parents, community members, incredibly devoted teachers and staff, manning phone booths and knocking on our neighbors' doors for Measure O. Our district must retain these talented professionals, in order to maintain the high level of academic achievement, for which we are world-renowned!

I will lean on our leaders in Sacramento to look closely at our broken school funding, and work hard to propose and implement solutions. I will continue to monitor our district budget holding staff accountable for their decisions. I pledge to continue fighting for our kids, our schools and our communities.

Vote Wil for Schools!