Six Local Residents Need Your Vote for School Board

by | Sep 30, 2020 | Meet the Candidates

James Webb

As a high school teacher for twenty years in the Hart District and a parent of a junior high student, James Webb is equipped with the necessary skills to empower equity for the district and to enrich the school experience for all students. He knows that if we work together, we can achieve a much-needed shift in thinking that will enable the Hart District to involve all stakeholders to support both the academic and social-emotional well-being of all children. James asks for your vote to support our students and to build partnerships for success in today’s classroom.
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Alyssa Williams

With a background in education, a son currently in high school and a passion for inclusivity, equity, and mental health, Alyssa Williams is ready to take on the difficult issues facing our district schools. Furthermore, with this valley being the wonderfully diverse place it is, Alyssa’s
certification as an ESL teacher allows her to understand the challenges of learning a new language and ensuring these families do not feel excluded from the educational process. Alyssa has been vocal throughout her campaign about the fact that students, teachers, and staff must be considered and consulted in the major decisions that will impact them. Our district will benefit with your vote for Alyssa.
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Sebastian Cazares

As the teachers’ choice candidate this election, I’m running to put students and educators— not bureaucracy — first. I’m a homegrown leader who served as COC’s Associated Student Government President, presiding over a near million dollar budget, programs, and initiatives critical to the college. The student community resoundingly elected me to be their main voice and advocate, and encouraged my run for the COC Board of Trustees. My candidacy is unique due to my experience and closenesses with our students, and I vow to always prioritize their needs and issues. Learn more about my story and vision at
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Katherine Cooper

I will represent, equally, all the students in the Saugus School District. I will fight: for equitable opportunities for all students and resources for teachers; to focus on mental health; to improve literacy in our district; to have open communication ;and to bring educational justice to those students furthest from it. Children deserve their best chance I was involved with the Parent/Teacher Organizations at each of my children’s schools. I graduated from CSUN. I am CPA and independent businesswoman. I value transparency and fiscal accountability. Please vote for me to fight for the best future for our children.
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Dr. Edel Alonso

Dr. Edel Alonso is the only educator on the Board of Trustees. She is a retired COC professor and academic counselor running for a second term on the board. A life-long educator, she has taught and counseled at the high school, community college, and university levels. At COC, she was elected Academic President and served as co-chair of the Budget Committee. On the board, her focus is on student success, campus safety, fiscal responsibility, and transparency and accountability. Edel has the endorsement of faculty and classified employees who value her leadership and commitment to students.
Paid for by Committee 2 Elect Edel Alonso 4 Board of Trustees Santa Clarita Community College District 2020 FPPC# is 1384563

Jerry Danielsen

Jerry Danielsen is honored to be the teachers’ choice candidate for trustee and to continue his commitment of service to our community – with a student’s first agenda.
He is a College of the Canyons alumnus, a small business owner and an educator.
• Continued expansion and building on the
Canyon Country campus.
• Business and Job Training.
• Fiscal responsibility. Directing taxpayer
funds towards student needs.
• Genuine representation for the community.
• Fairness and equity.
• Transparency and problem solving.
• Working for the highest quality education
during and after Covid – 19.
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