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El Segundo Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Tracey I. Miller-Zarneke

4,177 votes (30.14%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain, or even elevate, the high standards of ESUSD
  • Continue to evaluate safety issues and practices on all campuses, with both physical and social/emotional support
  • Make fair, balanced decisions based on the needs of the students while managing the fiscal parameters of our district



Profession:Parent/Writer/Community Volunteer
Writer/Author, self-employed (2005–current)
Producer, Beyond Ink & Paint: The Women of Animation (docu-series) (2017–current)
Chairperson, CIty of El Segundo Environmental Committee — Appointed position (2014–current)
Board Member, Women in Animation — Appointed position (2014–current)
Chair, Parents on Campus Program, ESMS — Appointed position (2018–current)
President, Center Street School PTA — Elected position (2017–2018)
President, School Site Council, Center Street School — Elected position (2013–2017)
Production Department Manager, Walt Disney Feature Animation (1997–2005)


UCLA Bachelor of Arts, English/American Studies (1992)

Community Activities

Parliamentarian, El Segundo PTA Council (2018–current)
Chairperson, Character Counts Program, Center Street School (2014–2017)
Honorary Service Award Winner, Center Street School & El Segundo Middle School PTAs (2015–2017)
Continuing Service Award, Center Street School PTA (2017–2017)


Tracey is an active parent and 21-year resident of El Segundo that seeks to channel her years of engaged ESUSD experience, well-developed community relationships, and long-practiced dedication to our schools into effective leadership with a seat on the Board of Education.

"Through my numerous roles of leadership within our El Segundo schools, I have developed a deep understanding of how our school system works, and I have built solid relationships among parents, teachers, staff, district personnel, community partners and civic leaders. I wish to channel the learning and network of collaboration I have achieved to further benefit ESUSD and the future of El Segundo.

A thorough researcher, studious listener and resolution-oriented thinker, I will bring a balanced, fair and empathetic perspective to my decision-making process as a member of the school board. I will embrace innovative thinking with the goal of helping our school district support the whole child for every child: I will promote educational practices that create not just good test takers, but instead respectful and respectable global citizens who happen to test well as a bonus.

I have been a fan of ESUSD longer than I have had children as students in our schools, and I want to extend my support beyond when my sons fly off as graduated Eagles. I have gained invaluable experience and insight that will serve our community well from a seat on the Board of Education."


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • El Segundo Teachers Association
  • El Segundo Mayor Drew Boyles & Councilman Scot Nicol
  • El Segundo Education Foundation Chair Neil Cadman

Individuals (2)

  • El Segundo Unified School Board Members William Watkins & Nancy Cobb
  • El Segundo PTA Council President Melissa McCaverty

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