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Fullerton Joint Union High School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 4

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Lauren Klatzker

Mother/Educator
5,413 votes (36.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support student learning and provide teachers the resources/training needed to get students college/career ready, to teach them to effectively communicate, collaborate and to think critically.
  • Empower the voice of the parents and community on the board. Being a parent and in touch with the community, I will be in the position to ensure that all voices are heard.
  • Focus on school safety to protect our students and teachers

Experience

Experience

Profession:Special Education Program Specialist/Educator
Special Education Program Specialist, Anaheim Union High School District (2012–current)
Special Education Teacher, Anahiem Union High School District (2003–2012)
High School Counselor, Anaheim Union High School District (2006–2010)
Wraparound Coordinator, Starview Community Services (2002–2003)

Education

Association of California School Administrators Clear Administrative Credential, Educational Administration and Leadership (2018)
California State University, Long Beach Education Specialist Teaching Credential, Special Education Instruction (2010)
National University Pupil and Personnel Services Credential, School Counseling (2002)
California State University, Fullerton Master of Science, Clinical Psychology (2001)
University of Arizona Bachelor of Arts, Major: Psychology, Minor: Special Education (1997)

Biography

I have worked for 14 years as a special education teacher, school counselor and currently as a Special Education Program Specialist supporting the teachers and programs at multiple sites in the district. I'm also a parent raising three extraordinary boys -- age 15, 13 and 8 -- in this community. I've experienced and learned about the inner workings of multiple levels in a school district -- and I'm ready to put my background and experience to work for our kids and our community.

I moved to Fullerton after graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in special education to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from CSUF and then a credential in School Counseling.  It was there that I met my husband. After earning my Education Specialist credential at Cal State Long Beach in order to teach students with special needs, we returned to Fullerton to raise our children. Our boys have attended elementary school here as well as junior high, and one is now in high school at Sunny Hills High School. Through our children -- including their study of martial arts and countless seasons of baseball and soccer -- we have rooted our lives here in Fullerton and become active members of the community. 

Prior to working in the district, I worked for a community services organization supporting families with children transitioning from locked mental health treatment facilities back into their home and communities. I have taught students with learning disabilities as well as students with significant impairment due to mental health issues. 

From the inside out, I have an in-depth understanding of how school districts operate, how money is allocated, and how schools need to grow and change to meet the demands of modern life and modern learners.  

Most importantly, I'm a mother and community member dedicated to making certain our school district is meeting the needs of our students and giving them every opportunity to succeed, and thrive.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (5)

  • Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Orange County Young Democrats
  • Orange County Labor Federation
  • Fullerton Secondary Teachers Organization
  • Women In Leadership

Elected Officials (5)

  • Joanne Fawley - FJUHSD Trustee Area 2
  • Cynthia Aguirre - Trustee/Vice President La Habra School District
  • Ryan Ruelas - AESD Trustee
  • Al Jabbar - AUHSD Trustee
  • Jaqueline Rodarte - NOCCCD Trustee

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Candidate Statement

Summary

This is a copy of my official candidate statement.

My Belief:  Public education is an essential foundation for a strong community.    For over 15 years, I have worked as a Special Education teacher, counselor, and Special Education Program Specialist bringing teams of people together to achieve student success.    As a trustee, I will use my talents to build a strong relationship with the community and prepare our students for post-secondary success.    My husband and I have raised our children in Fullerton. Our boys are currently attending elementary, junior high and high school right here in our community.  Having my children attend their neighborhood schools gives me a unique and up-close view of the amazing educational opportunities provided by a rigorous public education.  Prepared by my education and inspired by our schools, I am ready to embrace the challenge of moving the district forward as a Trustee for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.   My skills and passion have provided me endorsements from educators, community leaders, and business owners. My experience in education enables me to serve you with unique insight into the challenges facing our education system.    With your vote, we will create critical thinkers and productive citizens ready to learn and work in the 21st century.

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