Why I'm Running

The commitment and skills for our schools

Education has been key to my life. It opened up a new world of ideas and taught me skills that enabled me to pursue my dreams and have a diverse and rewarding career. I want that for every child in Ventura County. 

The County Office of Education is a large organization providing services to children with special needs, foster kids, and children from migrant families. It offers classes in career technical training for students and professional development for teachers, oversees charter schools and the financial health of all school districts, and provides technology services to local districts.  This organization is governed by the Ventura County Board of Education (VCBOE).

I’m running because my experience in the classroom and in business is ideally suited to the VCBOE.  We need new energy on this board to represent us effectively.  We need new leadership that can improve services while carefully managing taxpayer dollars.

As your Trustee, I will focus on:

  • More apprenticeships so children going directly into the labor force have job-ready skills
  • More funding for Special Education teachers and related support services
  • Keeping schools safe from random violence, cyber bullying and hacking
  • More effective parental outreach and engagement

One of the major responsibilities of a trustee is to be a champion for education. As an advocate for education I will fight tirelessly to get the funding we need so our children start their life's journey with the best preparation. We need the best schools, teachers and technology to face global competition for jobs.

I have the skills, the diverse background and the commitment to listen to, and advocate for, parents, teachers and children so our kids learn in a safe environment and are prepared for a productive life. My experience in strategy and financial management will be instrumental to ensuring we have enough resources for all kids to get a safe and excellent education while using tax dollars effectively.

Please support my candidacy for Ventura County Board of Education, Area 2. Make sure every child has a quality and safe education. Vote for Mike Teasdale for Ventura County Board of Education.

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