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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Candidato para Miembre de Junta

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Heidi Emberling

13,358 votos (18.39%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Providing high quality teaching and learning in every classroom
  • Directing resources towards equity and access for every student
  • Investing in teachers and their professional development



Profesión:Educator, Parent
Parent Educator, Child Development Specialist, Parents Place (2005–current)
Governing Board Member, Palo Alto School Board — Cargo elegido (2012–2016)


San Francisco State University MA, Education (2008)
UC Berkeley MA, Journalism (1994)
UC Santa Cruz BA, Language Studies (1989)


Born and raised in California, I am a product of California’s public schools from kindergarten through graduate school.  I am also a proud parent of two children in PAUSD schools and I work as a teacher and parent educator at Parents Place (a parent resource center) supporting both families and teachers with the most current child development research and best practices in the early learning community.


Like many families, we moved to Palo Alto because of the excellent reputation of its schools.  I got involved locally, serving as PTA President and Chair of the School Site Council at Juana Briones Elementary School, then joined the Board of our education foundation, Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE).  For the past nine years, I've served on the Palo Alto Advisory Committee on Early Care and Education for the City of Palo Alto and, for the past two years, I served on both the City of Palo Alto's Housing Element Committee and the City of Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan 2030 Committee. 


As I serve this community in a variety of ways, I am continually impressed with the number of engaged, motivated students, remarkable teachers, and dedicated parents and community members I’ve met.  Palo Alto truly values education, as evidenced by the widespread support for our bond measures, construction bonds, and local parcel taxes.  We must ensure that our students benefit from the high standards we’ve set.  With my unique skills and experience, I am prepared and energized to serve a second term on the Palo Alto School Board; ready to collaborate as we build a strong educational foundation for every student in our district.


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Featured Endorsements

  • Jerry Hill, California State Senator
  • Rich Gordon, California State Assembly
  • Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor

Individuos (10)

  • Dana Tom, Former Palo Alto School Board
  • Barbara Klausner, Former Palo Alto School Board
  • Barb Mitchell, Former Palo Alto School Board
  • Melissa Baten Caswell, Palo Alto School Board
  • Camille Townsend, Palo Alto School Board
  • Terry Godfrey, Vice-President, Palo Alto School Board
  • Tom DuBois, Palo Alto City Council
  • Cory Wolbach, Palo Alto City Council
  • Marc Berman, Palo Alto City Council
  • Liz Kniss, Palo Alto City Council

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

It has been a great honor to serve the Palo Alto community since 2012 as an elected Trustee of the Palo Alto Unified School District.  Over the past four years I've consistently been impressed with the district's commitment to providing the highest quality education to every student, every day.  


Palo Alto is passionate about education.  Just come to any School Board meeting and you’ll find committed parents, teachers, and community members discussing hot-button issues from student achievement and student stress, enrollment predictions, literacy and mathematics, and innovative teaching and learning in the classroom.


I share that passion and have dedicated the last ten years to working in the field of education while also raising my two children. As a teacher, parent, and educational advocate, I have learned how diverse and underfunded our educational system is in the State of California. 


PAUSD needs experienced School Board members who understand trends in education reform, complexities of educational funding, and how to tackle difficult issues around enrollment fluctuations, educational budget priorities, construction bond programs, and the ongoing challenge of integrating high academic achievement with social, intellectual, and ethical learning.


I invite you to join me in creating a vision for Palo Alto as a model school district in California: one that values inclusivity and diversity, collaboration and individual achievement.  Together, we can nurture the next generation of great thinkers, innovators, and leaders.     

With your help, I will continue to work hard on behalf of families, teachers, and, most importantly, the remarkable students in our community.

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