OCCUPATION: Public School Educator, David Douglas School District 2006-Present

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: School-Community Outreach, David Douglas High School, 2001-2006

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Portland State University 2010; B.A. Liberal Arts, Portland State University 2006; Mt. Hood Community College Transfer Transcript 2003; David Douglas High School 2000

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Precinct Committee Person-Democratic Party 2010; 205 Bedrock Democrats member 2010

I wish to be elected as Mt. Hood Community College School Board member Zone 3 because I want to continue our investment in higher education programs in East County, ensure access to better economic opportunities to more residents and improve existing college programs while broadening them to meet 21st Century economic demands.

My experience as a resident of East County, former Mt. Hood Community College student and public educator of East County, allow me to bring a unique perspective as to how experience and vision can promote better opportunities for all. I am a firm believer that education continues to be the greater economic equalizer, but I also believe that resident participation, involvement and support are keys to sustainability and success. As an educator, I strive for excellence in all students while acknowledging the unique challenges that economics and family involvement bring. A vote for me would provide an experienced educator's perspective to the college's leadership and direction as well as bringing a progressive voice to the decision making process. A vote for me would also promote greater partnerships in East County and more opportunities to more residents of our cities.

For all these reasons, I wish to be elected as Mt. Hood Community College School Board member for Zone 3. I believe that together, we can bring better opportunities to all students, working families and the unemployed. While we have all been hurt by the ongoing recession, I believe that we can make a stand and continue to support the programs that have made us all successful in the past. Our better days lie just ahead!

(This information furnished by Erick Flores)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.