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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Fremont Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Roy Rocklin

Science Teacher
48,032 votes (46.08%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide an excellent education to all students.
  • Maintain fiscal discipline; maintain a budget surplus during good economic times for use during an economic downturn.
  • Maintain our schools as comprehensive high schools and as neighborhood schools.



Profession:High School Science Teacher
Science Teacher, Lynbrook High School, Fremont Union High School District (2006–current)
Staff Engineer, Agilent Technologies (2001–2005)
Staff Analytical Chemist, MDS Pharma Services (1998–2001)
Applications Manager, Staff Scientist, Dionex Corp (1980–1998)


University of North Carolina PhD, Analytical Chemistry (1980)
University of California, Santa Cruz A.B. with Honors, Chemistry (1975)


Education: PhD, Analytical Chemistry, University of North Carolina; Honors Graduate, UC Santa Cruz, major in chemistry.

Experience: More than 10 years teaching chemistry and physics at Lynbrook High School. 25 years’ experience working in Silicon Valley technology companies. I am the author or coauthor of five patents, three books and 25 publications, most in peer-reviewed scientific journals. I understand the importance of an excellent education to a successful career. When my children were students at Homestead I was a volunteer in school activities, mostly Marching Band and Speech and Debate.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Benjamin Picard, Superindendent, Sunnyvale School District
  • Sandeep Pandya, President, Lynbrook Excellence
  • John Burn, Homestead music teacher

Organizations (1)

  • Fremont Education Association

Elected Officials (10)

  • Hung Wei, President, Fremont Union school board
  • Gilbert Wong, Cupertino city council
  • Larry Stone, Assessor, Santa Clara County
  • Reid Myers, Sunnyvale School District school board
  • Julia Miller, El Camino Hospital board of directors
  • Glenn Hendricks, Mayor of Sunnyvale
  • Bill Wilson, Fremont Union school board
  • Barbara Nunes, Fremont Union school board
  • Nancy Newton, Retiring member, Fremont Union school board
  • Jeff Moe, Vice President, Fremont Union school board

Individuals (30)

  • Lenora Montoya Heuchert, VP, Fremont Parent-Teacher organization; VP, Cupertino Middle School Foundation
  • Paul Fong, Evergreen Valley College; former California State Assembly, District 28; former Foothill De-Anza trustee
  • Pearl Cheng, Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees
  • Dianne McKenna, Former Mayor of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Evan Low, California Assembly District 28 representative
  • Michael Chang, Vice President, County Board of Education; Professor, De Anza College
  • Dara Alleyne-Levy, Homestead science teacher
  • Rich Amlin, Former Lynbrook Principal
  • Valerie Amzallag, Lynbrook French teacher
  • Jeff Bale, Lynbrook social studies teacher
  • Judy Boehm, Lynbrook administrator
  • Dawn Bridges, Lynbrook Student Advocate
  • Jan Broman, Lynbrook administrator
  • Adrian Cheng, Cupertino science teacher
  • Sam Fung, Homestead science teacher
  • Jason Heskett, Cupertino special education teacher; President, Fremont Education Assoc
  • Shirley Keller, Lynbrook English teacher (retired)
  • Joe Kelly, Fremont music teacher
  • Byron Lee, Homestead business teacher
  • Lester Leung, Lynbrook science teacher
  • Chris Moylan, San Jose High School science teacher, former Sunnyvale city council member
  • Isaac Pallone, Lynbrook science teacher
  • Barbara Papamarcos, Vargas Elementary School teacher
  • Dave Pugh, Lynbrook social studies teacher
  • Debbie Schmalz, Lynbrook science teacher
  • Denise Stuart, Lynbrook special education teacher
  • Barb Takahashi, Lynbrook college & career advisor
  • Vibha Walia, Miller Middle School science teacher
  • Anita Wu, Fremont science teacher
  • Dawn Ying, Cupertino Union Sandy Liu Community Service Leadership Award recipient

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

School board members must always be aware that their decisions should be made to support the education of all students, from the strongest students to those who need the most help. I don’t have a narrow agenda. I’m not out to advance the interests of a single group. I will serve all students and all members of the community. I have shown with my choices in life that I value education. I have been successful in private industry and I know the importance of education to success in one’s career. I have been a parent of students in the district and I was involved in the schools at that time. I am an active member of the community and I have been a Sunnyvale resident for 36 years. Most importantly, I have been a science teacher at Lynbrook for over 10 years. I know what goes on the classroom. My education and experience has prepared me to serve the district well on the school board. I am familiar with many of the issues which confront the school board and I am ready to take on this responsibility.

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