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    Norma Alcala

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Why are you running for this office?

Age 59
Birthplace (city) Brownsville, Texas
Residence (city) West Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 821-9639
Campaign email normaalcala1@ymail.com
Education Attended UC Davis; attended Arizona State University; graduate, Bishop Manogue High School, 1969.
Experience Trustee, Washington Unified School District, 2014-present (president, 2018); past vice president, Yolo County School Board Association; member, Up for West Sac.
I am running because although we are succeeding much work remains to be done. WUSD graduation rates have risen over the last four years. I am so proud the WUSD graduation rate is now 90 percent, much higher than the state average of 83 percent.
Age 31
Birthplace (city) Modesto
Residence (city) West Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 572-6316
Education Bachelor's degree, social work/ education/Chicano studies, UC Berkeley, 2010.
Experience Education advocate/policy strategist, 2012-present; college and career adviser, 2009-11; vice-chair, Yolo County Health Council and City of West Sacramento Parks, Recreation and Intergenerational Commission; member, Rotary Club.
As a parent and education advocate, I am committed to improving the educational experiences for all our students. I will bring a fresh perspective with my background in education policy, knowing school budgets and work as college and career adviser.
Age 43
Birthplace (city) Stockton
Residence (city) West Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 827-0248
Campaign email forrest.gardens@att.net
Education Major: biology; minor: computer science.
Experience Natural resources manager, State of California, 2000-present; president, West Sacramento Mobilehome Community Board.
No more school shootings! I was on the playground when the 1989 mass shooting happened at Cleveland Elementary school in Stockton. Five kids were killed and 32 were wounded. I know what it's like to have bullets flying at lunchtime. #NEVER AGAIN!
Age 38
Birthplace (city) Roseville
Residence (city) West Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 812-9070
Education Master's in curriculum and instruction, CSU Sacramento, 2008; multiple subject credential, CSU Sacramento, 2004; bachelor's degree, liberal studies, CSU Sacramento, 2003.
Experience Elementary teacher, Folsom Cordova Unified, 2004-present; trustee, Washington USD board, 2013-present; mentor teacher for credential program, CSU Sacramento, 2007-present; teacher consultant, Writing Project, UC Davis.
I feel teachers, who are immersed in our children's education every day, should have a voice in policymaking. I'm proud to be that voice. As a district parent and trustee, my focus continues to be on improving schools that we can all be proud of.