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Long Beach Unified School DistrictCandidate for Member, Board of Education, Trustee Area 3

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Cesar A. Armendariz

Public School Teacher
1,342 votes (37.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support students with special needs and disabilities
  • Expand early childhood education
  • Involve the community in the decision-making process

Experience

Education

Biola University Master's Degree, Education (2017)

Community Activities

Community Organizer, Our Revolution Long Beach (2016–2018)
Community Organizer, Our Revolution Long Beach (2016–2018)

Biography

My family brought me to the United States when I was 10 years old. With help from public school teachers, I became a citizen at eighteen and the first person in my family to earn a college degree. After my bachelor’s in history I earned a master’s in education. I am committed to repaying the debt I owe by helping new generations of children.

That’s why I became a public school teacher and that’s why I’m running for school board. As a teacher, I’ve spent nearly a decade meeting the needs of thousands of students – kids with Autism who struggle to fit in with their peers, kids who are bullied and feel alone in their distress, kids who are doing well academically but unsure of how they will pay for college.

All our children deserve champions who support themwhen hard work is not enough to reach the finish line. As your board member, I will work collaboratively and tirelessly to develop a supportive community that addresses the needs of every child. Our children’s stories are engraved in my heart and in my mind. You can bring their voices to the Long Beach School Board by voting for me on April 10th.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Long Beach Unified School District Board Member, John McGinnis
  • Long Beach Unified School District Board Member, Diana Craighead
  • Long Beach Unified School District Board Member, Jon Meyer

Elected Officials (2)

  • Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin
  • US House of Representatives Congresswoman, Nanette Barragan

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

  • Work with the community to understand the needs of our children
  • Help parents and students know their rights within the school system
  • Develop a clear discipline plan to reduce suspensions and bullying
  • Support teachers with relevant professional development and resources
  • Increase access to school libraries, music and art programs, nurses, counselors, and trauma specialists
  • Provide support to students with special needs and disabilities
  • Expand early childhood education

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