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Mountain View Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Cindy Wu

Educator/El Monte Commissioner
3,182 votes (21.44%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expand reading and financial literacy programs, and ensure our students have adequate mental and emotional support.
  • Enhance parent/community involvement and expand anti-bullying programs.
  • Raise school performance by increasing accountability and ensuring teachers have the resources they need.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Educator / El Monte City Commissioner
Planning Commissioner, City of El Monte — Appointed position (2018–current)
Homeless Liaison, City of Los Angeles — Appointed position (2016–2018)

Education

University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) Management Development for Entrepreneur (M.D.E), Entrepreneurship (2006)
University of Southern California (U.S.C.) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Business Administration, Entrepreneurship (2000)
Stanford University Certificate, East Asian Languages and Cultures (1999)
Beijing University Certificate, East Asian Languages and Cultures (1999)

Biography

CINDY WU is an educator, businesswoman, and education advocate who has been a part of El Monte for almost 30 years.  She is currently serving on the City of El Monte Planning Commission.  Cindy was the first person in her family to graduate from college, and she understands the importance of a solid education.  She is running for School Board to improve the performance of our schools and serve as a responsive advocate for students and parents in El Monte and South El Monte.  

To Learn more about Cindy visit: www.CindyWuForSchoolBoard.com

 

ABOUT CANDIDATE:

 

  • Currently Planning Commissioner for the City of El Monte

  • Taught 3rd-5th grade art, trained by Getty Museum

  • Training Director (in charge of hiring teachers and curriculum)

  • Taught 4th Grade Mandarin Class

  • Served on School Board (Language School)

  • Coached kids 5+ for the last 10 years and continuing

  • Trained over 60+ senior management globally on culture awareness

  • Speaker for national & state associations

  • Certified national trainer for continue education designations

  • Commissioner for Disabled Students, Citrus College

  • Commissioner of Cable Services in El Monte

  • Guest lecturer at Citrus College and Glendale College.  

Education:

B.S. from University of Southern California (USC)

Marshall School of Business

M.D.E. (Management Development for Entrepreneurs) from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

           Anderson School of Business, and Also attended Stanford University & Beijing University (#1 University in China, equivalent to Harvard)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Dolores Huerta, Founding Member of United Farm Workers
  • Ed Chau, District 49 Assembly Member
  • Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor

Organizations (14)

  • Shining Star Pre-School
  • Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 300
  • United Democrats of the San Gabriel Valley
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • Carpenters Local 213
  • Iron Workers Local 416 & 433
  • I-Chinese American Political Action Committee
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation Local 105
  • Pipe Trades United Sprinkler Fitters Local 709
  • Roofers & Waterproofers Local 36
  • Plumbers Local 78
  • Engineers Local 12
  • Heat & Frost Insulators at Allied Workers Local 5
  • Cement Masons Local 600

Elected Officials (17)

  • Maria Morgan, El Monte Union High School District Board President
  • Shin Liu, Cerritos College Board Trustee
  • Florencio Briones, El Monte Union High School District Board Trustee
  • Robert "Bob" Cruz, El Monte City School District Member
  • Elizabeth Rivas, El Monte City School District Clerk
  • Jennifer Cobian, El Monte City School Board President
  • Chin Ho Liao, San Gabriel City Mayor
  • Norma Garcia, Rio Hondo College Board of Trustee
  • Amy Wong, El Monte City Planning Commissioner
  • Maria Morales, El Monte City Planning Commissioner
  • Christian Diaz, Mountain View School Board Member
  • Adam Carranza, Mountain View School Board Member
  • Victoria Martinez, El Monte City Councilwoman
  • Jerry Velasco, El Monte City Councilman
  • Andre Quintero, El Monte City Mayor
  • Bryan Urias, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board Member
  • Sandra Salazar, Cerritos College Board Trustee

Individuals (3)

  • Paul Cheng, Law offices of Paul P. Cheng
  • Judy Hon, President, Lions Club
  • Jack Liu, Chairman, Miss Taiwan World Foundation

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I sympathize with kids in our district, so many of whom are English learners. As an immigrant child myself, I left everything I knew growing up when my parents brought me to this country. Like so many members of our community, they came here to give their children a better life, a better education, and I benefited directly from that. I am proud to say through perseverance and hard work, I became the 1st in my family to graduate from college, USC and UCLA.

 

I am running because I see opportunities our children might miss out on because our school district is facing losing millions based on our proposed estimated budget of 2019-2020. We need progressive, innovative candidates to ensure that the 6300 students we serve, 16% of which are categorized as homeless, 1000 kids, don’t miss out on the opportunity to fulfill the American Dream. Many need a progressive and innovative candidate to help them escape the cycle of poverty they were born into.  As a homeless liaison for a community, I understand those issues that plague our underserved students. But I am not an advocate for the underserved alone, I am here to also to expand the absolutely great work my district board members have done. According to the California Mental Health Connection, the number of mental health issues in our schools is increasing, and this is going to harm our children’s chances of success. That’s why I support the following things:

 

Expanding reading and financial literacy programs

Ensuring our students have adequate mental and emotional support

Enhancing parent and community involvement and anti-bullying programs.

Raising school performance by increasing accountability and ensuring teachers have the resources they need.

And responsibly managing the district’s multimillion-dollar budget and our bond dollars.

 

 

In closing, I’d like to say parents and teachers are the backbones of our community. I came here not speaking a word of English, and because of the support I received from my parents and very special teachers, who made me feel like I could succeed no matter the obstacles, I am living the American Dream. I am passionate and I have tools to help move this district forward by continuing the mental health services for our students, provided financial literacy so they could break the cycle of financial challenges, expand anti-bullying programs, and most importantly raise the bar for our students. Our students deserve better, and the younger they are educated, the easier it will be for them to access higher education.  I am a problem solver that is ready to find creative solutions to offset our next year's budget challenge of millions in deficient due to low student enrollment. I kindly ask for you, your neighbor, friends and family's endorsement. PLEASE VOTE FOR "CINDY WU"

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I am passionate and I have tools to help move this district forward by working together with my fellow board members to continuing the mental health services for our students, provided financial literacy so they could break the cycle of financial challenges, expand anti-bullying programs, and most importantly raise the bar for our students, our students deserve best. The more they are educated when they are a sponge as a young child, the easier their education will be moving into higher education.  I am a problem solver that is ready to find creative solutions to offset our next year's budget challenge of millions in deficient due to declining student enrollment. I kindly ask you as your neighbor for your endorsement so I can start working for the future of the community - our students.   

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