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Temecula Valley Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 5

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Kristi Rutz-Robbins

College Educator
6,881 votes (64.16%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Supporting and expanding the visual and performing arts at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
  • Ensuring we continuing growing the number of students who took and passed the required classes to apply to the CSUs and the UCs.
  • Advocating for family engagement so that parents are partners in their children's education.



Profession:Instructor at California State University San Marcos
Instructor, California State University (2016–current)
Governing Board, Temecula Valley Unified School District — Elected position (2008–current)
Instructor, University of San Diego (2011–2014)
Instructor, California State University (2002–2008)


Michigan State University PhD, History (2003)
Michigan State University BA, Geography (1993)

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"As a school board member I bring experience to this position. I teach at the college level and understand what students need to be successful there. As a parent of students in this district I experience our schools first hand. We must provide the next generation with a quality education.

I advocated for the expansion of arts into elementary school and the hiring of PE teachers. I created a parent advisory committee to promote greater family engagement and better communication. I supported the upgrading of our technology resources.


Teacher collaboration, data driven decision making and early academic intervention for struggling students has ensured greater student success. We have the highest graduation rate in Riverside County. Our high schools are ranked among the best in the country and they will stay that way.


I advocate for college and career readiness. We increased the number of students who could apply to college and the number that improved their competitiveness by taking APs. We are expanding our career readiness programs.  I strive to make sure all students are college and work ready.  

“What is best for students” guides my data driven decision making as does my belief that education should inspire students."

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