SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND LBUSD BOARD MEMBER DR. JUAN BENITEZ ENDORSE NANCY VALENCIA FOR LONG BEACH SCHOOL BOARD

Nancy Valencia for School Board 2020
FPPC ID# 1416308
249 East Ocean Boulevard, Suite 685
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Nancy Valencia
  (562) 270-4252
  nancy@lbusd4.org
  www.lbusd4.org

 

Long Beach, CA, January 19, 2020 Nancy Valencia, candidate for the Board of Education of the Long Beach Unified School District for Area 4, received the endorsement of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Long Beach Local Chapter 2 and Dr. Juan Benitez, Ph.D, Long Beach Unified School District Board Member.

Born and raised in Long Beach, Nancy Valencia attended Long Beach Unified schools and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. Her husband and three adult children also proudly graduated from Long Beach Unified schools. Nancy is a former teacher for Long Beach Unified School District and Norwalk-La Miranda School District and currently substitutes in LBUSD schools. She has served the community as PTA president for both Horace Mann and Signal Hill Elementary schools, LBUSD site supervisor for AmeriCorps, and board member and leader for many local community service organizations including Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition and Rick Rackers, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Long Beach. As Executive Director of DAYS Long Beach, a local nonprofit, Nancy provides supplemental educational opportunities throughout the year to hundreds of Long Beach families.

During a Belmont Heights Community Association candidate presentation, Nancy discussed five priorities for Long Beach Unified School District:

  • Promote and strengthen programs that keep our schools safe
  • Enhance our response to diverse individual needs
  • Expand language learning opportunities
  • Strengthen parent engagement
  • Include teachers and staff in the decision-making process

Many organizations and individuals have already endorsed Nancy Valencia including:

  • California School Employees Association (CSEA) Long Beach Local Chapter 2
  • Yes We Can!
  • Juan Benitez, Ph.D, LBUSD Board Member
  • Gonzalo Moraga, former principle at Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Betty Karnette, CA State Senator (retired)
  • Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Executive Director of Californians Together
  • Paul Boyd-Batstone, Ph.D, CSULB (retired)
  • Naida Tushnet, Ph.D, Education Researcher (retired)
  • Norma Chinchilla, Ph.D, CSULB (retired)
  • Kris Zentgaf Ph.D, Chair/Professor, Sociology, CSULB
  • Linda Plexico, LBUSD Teacher
  • Julie Lie, Executive Director of Urban Community Outreach

(Individual titles and affiliations are provided for identification purposes only)

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