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Victor Valley Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Barbara James Dew

An elementary teacher.
17,210 votes (30.91%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Commitment : safe clean environment teaching and learning
  • provide paths to student achievement and success
  • increase graduations - college or career ready



Profession:An elementary teacher.
Teacher, Victor Elementary School District, Victorville, CA (1985–2016)
l Board Member - 20+ years, Victor Valley Union High School District, Victorville, CA — Elected position (1995–2016)


University of California Riverside, CA Multiple- Subject Credential, Elementary Educational (1981)

Community Activities

Delegate Assembly Member, California School Board Association (2008–2016)
Boardsmanship Member - Executive Committee , San Bernardino County School Board Association (2008–2016)

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Featured Endorsements

  • California Democratic Party

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Answer from Barbara James Dew:

It is my honor as a teacher to remain  deeply committed to student high quality education in a safe environment.  Our model at Victor Valley 

Union Hgh SD is currently being used and upgrated.  Staff is being trained by coaches for 3 years.  Community, students and parents are involved

in spending commitees and strategic planning. There are district measured outcomes, site and educator measurments as well whether 

English learner, foster or title 1, etc. Student achievement and sucess, whether college or career is valued. We have Parent  and Career

Centers that any person in the public may find information to ensure understanding. It is postive for all students.

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