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School Board candidates earn our vote
By Daily Republic staff
If the current collection of candidates for the Fairfield-Suisun School Board is any indication, the future is bright for our schools.
The candidates have shown a universal concern for students, teachers and performance. But only four seats are available on the seven-member board.
...Susan Heumphreus has the skills and experience needed to fill those seats at a critical time for the school district.
Susan Heumphreus took the unusual step of leaving the School Board in the 1990s to enter the classroom as a teacher. She would bring to the board considerable knowledge of what goes on in the classroom and at the district level. Those experiences put her in the unique position of seeing issues from both sides of the table, giving her a perspective that no else brings to the race.
....recognize the challenges the district and the community face, including the importance of hiring a superintendent who will move this district forward in a positive and productive manner.
We believe they are up to the daunting challenges this school district presents.
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Committed to Public Education, Involved in our Community
• A Fairfield family since 1978.
• San Francisco Bay Area native
• BA, Teaching Credential from SFSU
• Graduate studies at Sacramento State
• Fairfield-Suisun teacher (elementary and secondary) 1996-2007.
• Professional development courses at Solano Community College.
• Married to Emil Salvotti, local pharmacist
• Children Leanna, Jesse and Casey attended FSUSD - Kindergarten through High School, and undergraduate studies at SCC
• Youth Sports Leagues
• PeopleLink Student Exchange Program
• Church leadership: - Women’s Relief Society - Young Women’s organization - Sunday School
“Revolving door discipline” results in students who know that disruption in the classroom gets them a few days off and a free ticket back to class. Students who consistently disrupt the education of others must be removed from regular classes and taught at alternate sites. Our children deserve a safe academic environment.
Instead of relying solely on repetitive test scores, decisions regarding Direct Instruction and other remedial strategies will be made with the input of the classroom teacher. We must challenge “Set ‘em up to fail” State and Federal policies such as placing all 7th graders in Pre-Algebra regardless of ability.
The Governing Board must be proactive in presenting the data and discussions that drive policy. We direct the Superintendent – we are responsible for every decision and policy enacted. Board members must be experienced in curriculum, classroom instruction, and community contact. FSUSD can’t mandate “one strategy fits all” policies if our goal is “By Name and By Need”.
District and Union relations
Can a labor union and an employer forge a mutually respectful relationship? YES! Both sides represent dedicated professionals. By diligently avoiding insults, innuendo and other unprofessional conduct, we can rise above our past and develop a new model for successful non-adversarial labor relations.
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