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Eligible Candidates

Christina Lucero, Chair of CSBA Nominating Committee, and Keith Bray, CSBA’s General Counsel/Chief of Staff, have determined (Pursuant to Bylaws, Article V, Section 2, and Standing Rule 223 (A)(3)) that the Declaration of Candidacy Packets submitted on July 13, 2020, are confirmed complete and the following candidates are eligible for candidacy. Office of President-elect: Susan Heredia, Natomas USD. Office of Vice President: Susan Markarian, Pacific Union ESD.

    This year, the following criteria will be used by the Nominating Committee to evaluate candidates:

    A CSBA Leader:

    • Communicates effectively on behalf of public education and, as the face of CSBA, advocates CSBA’s vision, mission, and governance structure.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of education finance, budget and accountability issues on a statewide basis.
    • Understands, articulates, and influences the legislature’s impact on public education.
    • Demonstrates advocacy for and knowledge of the diverse needs of all students throughout the State.
    • Engages and strengthens the power and voices of local governance teams.
    • Demonstrates high standards of ethics and integrity.
    • Leads successfully in the face of change and challenges.
    • Possesses strong leadership skills, including the ability to collaborate, motivate and inspire.
    • Demonstrates the ability to lead with experience, knowledge and innovation.
    • Commits the time, attention, and energy necessary to serve as a CSBA officer.