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San Diego Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area E

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LaShae Collins

17,966 votes (60%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Engage parents and community members in the decision making process of the school District.
  • Create opportunities by ensuring that District E gets a compact for success program and has enough AP, Gate and IB classes to allow students to be competitive in math and sciences.
  • Provide for success by preparing students for college, increasing graduation rates, offering appren- ticeship programs and allowing students who may not go to college to be successful in a 21st century economy.



Profession:District Director/Adjunct Professor
District Director, California State Assembly (2012–current)
Faculty Member, San Diego State University (2010–current)
Admissions Processor, San Diego State University Educational Opportunity Program (2000–2003)


San Diego State University Doctorate, Educational Leadership (current)
San Diego State University Master of Arts, Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling (2009)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Arts, Africans Studies (2007)

Community Activities

Member, California Faculty Association (2010–current)
Member, Executive Board, Association of African American Educators (2014–current)
Member, San Diego Unified Ethnic Studies Advisory Council (2015–current)


LaShae Collins is a native San Diegan with deep roots in the community.  She received her early education from John F. Kennedy Elementary, Gompers Secondary School, and Lincoln High School all located in District E. After graduating high school, LaShae attended San Diego State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Arts in Education, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership.


LaShae is currently the District Director for a California State Legislator and is a Adjunct Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at San Diego State University. In her work for the people of California, LaShae works on policy in the areas of Early Education, K-12 Education, and Post-Secondary Education. She is also the eyes and ears of the community for the Legislator, attending community  events and  meetings and ensuring that the needs of the people are heard.

For six years, LaShae has experienced the joys of classroom teaching. Being an educator has contributed to both her personal and professional growth.

LaShae maintains an active professional life, presenting papers, and serving on numerous community boards.  She and her husband, Ian and have two children. She is a dedicated wife, mother, community volunteer, and gives one hundred percent to any task she undertakes.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Run Women Run
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
  • California Charter Schools Association Advocates

Elected Officials (5)

  • Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins
  • Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber
  • Assemblymember Chris Holden
  • San Diego City Councilmember Myrtle Cole
  • Southwestern Community College Board Trustee Nora Vargas

Individuals (3)

  • Former State Senator Christine Kehoe
  • Reginald Jones, President and CEO of Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
  • Rev. Shane Harris, President of National Action Network (NAN)

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