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Azusa Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Gabriela Arellanes

Graduate Student
7,343 votes (25.74%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Identifying Educational Issues and Bridging the Curriculum Gap
  • Unified Partnership with Azusa Unified School Teachers, all Staff, and Parents to Achieve District and Community Goals



Profession:Graduate Social Work Student/ Small Business Owner
Recreational Leader/Coach, Azusa Parks and Recreation (2012–current)
Board Member, Azusa Education Foundation — Appointed position (2016–current)
Co-Vice President, Azusa Pacific University Masters in Social Work Student Association Club — Elected position (2018–current)
Special Education Paraprofessional, Azusa Unified School District (1999–2018)
Community Service Project Coordinator, Azusa Pacific University Masters in Social Work Student Association Club — Elected position (2017–2018)
Hospitality Committee for Honored Citizens and Grand Civic Marshal, Azusa Golden Days Committee — Appointed position (2016–2018)
Executive Director, Azusa's Cheerleader and Empowerment Program (2007–2015)
Executive Secretary, Hodge Elementary Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.) — Elected position (2007–2012)


Azusa Pacific University Masters of Social Work, Community Leadership and Program Administration (current)
Cal State Los Angeles Bachelors of Arts (B.A.), Liberal Studies (2008)

Community Activities

Active Member and Volunteer, Girl Scouts of America (2010–current)
Volunteer, Azusa Pacific University Office of Veteran's and Military Benefits (2017–2018)
Intern, Pasadena Union Station Homeless Services (2015–2016)
Volunteer, Blessings in a Bag (2015–2015)
Volunteer, San Gabriel Valley YWCA (2011–2015)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Azusa Education Association (A.E.A.)
  • National Women's Political Caucus (N.W.C.P.)
  • Azusa Police Management Association

Elected Officials (3)

  • Mayor Joe Rocha
  • Mayor Pro-Temp Robert Gonzales
  • Council Member Eddie Alvarez

Individuals (2)

  • Former Azusa Unified School District Board Member Inez Gutierrez
  • Former Azusa Unified School District Board Member Rosemary Garcia

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