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    Jag Bains

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    Teri Burns

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    Cynthia Connell

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    Gabriell Garcia

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    Lisa M. Kaplan

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Why are you running for this office?

Age 41
Birthplace (city) Punjab, India
Residence (city) Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 752-3764
Campaign email jagbains2018@gmail.com
Education Bachelor’s degree, civil engineering, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, India, 1999.
Experience Member, Sacramento Parks and Recreation Commission, 2016-present; vice president, Assn. of Professional Engineers, County of Sacramento, 2014-present.
As a parent and first-generation immigrant, I know the power of a great education. My plan is to address the achievement gap, reduce administrative costs, fight for lower class sizes, and put more money back in the classroom to help our students.
Residence (city) Sacramento
Campaign address 6409 Garden Hwy
Campaign telephone (916) 802-8343
Campaign email teri@teriburns.com
Education Bachelor's degree, political science/public service, UC Davis, 1980.
Experience Dir. of Legislation & Policy, CA State Board of Education; member, Natomas School Board; legislative advocate, CA School Boards Assn., 2013-18; education advocate, 2004-12; deputy superintendent, CA Dept. of Education, 1998-2004.
I continue to be excited about the good things happening in our district. We are strengthening all of our programs to help each child with what they need to be college- and career-ready and engaged in our community. I bring experience to decisions.
Age 63
Birthplace (city) Waco, Texas
Residence (city) Sacramento
Education Certificate, paralegal studies, UC Davis, 2018; California teaching credential, secondary mathematics, CSU Sacramento, 2005; bachelor's degree, electrical & electronic engineering, CSU Sacramento, 1980.
Experience Math teacher, Inderkum High, 2010-16; math teacher Leroy F. Greene, 2005-09; ex-officio officer, Natomas Schools Foundation, 2007-09; member, NUSD Budget Advisory Committee and NTA Budget Advisory 2009-12.
Smaller class sizes/Special Ed caseloads, teacher retention, and programs for non-college-bound students must be prioritized again in NUSD. I want to be a voice for these changes, and provide an ear for teachers and classified staff concerns.
Age 45
Birthplace (city) Fresno
Residence (city) Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 873-3134
To help build the best district in Natomas for all children. My family has been a part of NUSD for over 11 years & I believe I can bring fresh, effective ideas to the board.
Age 43
Birthplace (city) Los Angeles, CA
Residence (city) Sacramento, CA
Campaign telephone (916) 996-1474
Campaign email kaplan4kids@gmail.com
Education Law degree, McGeorge School of Law, 2000; bachelor's degree, criminal justice, Seattle University, 1997.
Experience Business owner/education attorney, 2011-present; trustee, Natomas Unified board, 2002-present; board member: Jewish Federation, 2010-16, Sacramento Chapter CA Women Lead, 2006-14, and Natomas Rotary, 2000-10.
As a mom and your Natomas trustee, I’m passionate about ensuring all students are provided opportunities for diverse academic & career success. I pledge to fight for safe schools, small class sizes, a balanced budget, and student achievement for all.