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Sandra Nichols

Incumbent                                       831-423-3607  

I have represented the westside of Santa Cruz and areas north of town on the County Board of Education since 2012. I ask for your support promoting a variety of educational opportunities, supporting programs that instill confidence and success, and developing the skill-set necessary to become responsible citizens. My qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Education, 31 years teaching in local public schools and nearly 20 years on local boards of education.

As trustee I have accomplished goals that support students of all levels and abilities. I embrace diversity, alternatives in education, and programs rich in the arts, environmental studies, advanced placement and career technical education. I helped initiate programs that encourage biliteracy. I worked with state and federal legislators on student safety and adequate school funding. I led the charge against providing student data to military recruiters. And I am emphatic about transparency in governance.

In these challenging times, we need dedicated, experienced leaders who prioritize safety and opportunities for our precious children. Important matters confront voters this November. You have the opportunity to choose leaders who are thoughtful, who listen, and who value the relationship between teachers, students and parents. I recommit myself to such leadership.