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Special District

Grossmont Healthcare DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Priscilla J. Schreiber

Governing Board Member, Grossmont Union High School District
56,038 votes (15.98%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I look forward to lending my oversight experience and leadership skills to successfully meet the public's expectations mirrored in the Healthcare District's strategic plan
  • To properly maintain the District-owned facilities in a way that demonstrates, to the public, the District's ability to manage it's own assets and resources.
  • To continue to inspire young people to pursue health careers in partnership with the Grossmont Union H.S. District supporting quality programs & internships.




Priscilla and her sisters were one of the first sets of triplets born in San Diego. As unique as it was being a triplet in 1953, it was equally unique, when the triplets welcomed their younger sister born on their fourth birthday.

Personal History:

Priscilla grew up in East San Diego and moved to East County in the mid `70's and in 1982 she married Charley Schreiber, an El Capitan graduate and construction business owner. She has one daughter, Deven, who graduated from Christian High and SDSU. Deven serves as an ICE agent for Homeland Security and is married to Shawn Wooddy, an El Capitan graduate and Harbor Police officer. In May 2012, Priscilla became a grandmother when the family welcomed little Madeleine Grace Wooddy. Priscilla and her family attend Shadow Mountain Community Church.

Business Background:

Priscilla's business background is in construction accounting and office management. She's worked for local contractors and developers since graduating from Clairemont High School in 1971. Priscilla acquired trade school certification in construction accounting and took classes in technical office skills while enjoying the infamous "floral design" class at Foothills Adult School. Not long after working for local developers and contractors, Priscilla used her skills and experience to work for the family construction business. Her top priority was to transition the companies' antiquated accounting system to computerized job cost accounting. That shift, alone, set the company at a higher level of success.

Entry into Public Service:

With her daughter grown and off to college Priscilla decided to become more involved in her community. And so it was, in 1999 she joined many community leaders, legislators, Pastors and parents in a huge recall effort in the Grossmont Union HS District. This would be her first entry into local politics, which was not the most positive experience because of the very nature of a recall. However, during that campaign her work ethic and skills did not go unnoticed or the size of her family's financial contribution to the effort. With her "grassroots" experience in politics, now under her belt, her colleagues and mentors recruited her to run for the Grossmont Union HS School District Board.  With a huge supporting cast Priscilla found herself in the role of candidate and was overwhelmingly elected to the Board in 2000. Thereafter, each consecutive 4 years through 2012, Priscilla was reelected and received the most votes in three of her four campaigns.


Priscilla was elected Board President in 2007 and along with fellow Board member Larry Urdahl, they convened the Bond Advisory Commission and the Third Party Review of the Bond Program, both reports are posted at and were recognized as positive bond program advancements by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

Under Schreiber and Urdahl's leadership they expanded the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC), a need, they'd been pushing for since 2004 upon the passage of the Prop H facilities bond. The expansion from 7 to 11 members was necessary to help support the important work of the CBOC and the oversight commitment to our taxpayers. Schreiber and Urdahl also introduced policy whereby organizations would recommend appointments to the CBOC to further ensure its independence.

Priscilla has always encouraged governance standards for the board in setting a clear direction for the district. Under her leadership, all agenda items had to be supported by a goal or objective of the district's strategic plan. Today that is mirrored in the statewide Local Control Accountability Plan required of all CA school districts.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Honorable Bill Baber, La Mesa City Councilman
  • Honorable Jim Stieringer, Grossmont Union High School District Board Trustee
  • Honorable Jay LaSuer, Ret. CA State Assemblyman

Elected Officials (2)

  • Honorable Dianne Jacob, San Diego County Supervisor
  • Honorable Betty Stieringer, RN, Retiring Grossmont Healthcare Board Member

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Public Servant Philosophy:

Priscilla believes that she is elected to serve her constituents, as their representative in the Boardroom, and should not be pressured to serve at the will of the Board majority. However, of utmost importance to Priscilla is always striving to govern effectively, professionally, and respectfully. Priscilla has stayed true to herself and what she believed to be in the best interest of those she serves and the District she oversees, never allowing her viewpoint to be suppressed. Priscilla serves her constituients by educating and researching herself on those matters critical to her position on a Governance team while respecting and incorporating the staff's and professional's opinions and recommendations.

Respected Leadership:

When the school board redistricted and Priscilla had no seat to run for reelection it was at the encouragement  and urging of some trusted friends and community leaders that she would consider staying in pubilc service and run for the Grossmont Healthcare District Board of Directors. 


At the end of her first term in 2004, her peers recognized Priscilla as "Rookie School Board Member of the Year" at CSBA's "Honoring Our Own" annual dinner ceremony. That same year, she received the very distinguished honor of being named Assemblyman, Jay La Suer's "2004 Woman of the Year.

2007, Priscilla was again recognized for her commitment to excellence in education when local school board members elected her to the CSBA Delegate Assembly for a two-year term. Priscilla continues to serve as a delegate assembly member through the end of her term this November 2016. This delegation represents school board members in San Diego County and in Sacramento on educational policy issues.

In 2011, Priscilla was honored when the San Diego East County Chamber nominated her for the  "Women In Leadership" Education award.

Qualified to Serve on the Grossmont Healthcare Board:

Most Boards run similarly and the skill set acquired on one Board transcends jurisdictions, so Priscilla is confident that her governance experience more then qualifies her for a seat on the Healthcare Board of Directors. It won't be as subtle as changing "alphabet soups" but researching and gaining the industry knowledge will not be a difficult feat for Priscilla after tackling California’s public education system for 16 years. She understands the importance of knowing the mission and the oversight required of the Board of Directors.

Doing What It Takes: 

When Priscilla first ran for the GUHSD Board she was told that all she needed to do was to be a willing candidate and to take a leap of faith into public service. While that was encouraging it was not enough for Priscilla entering an environment that was completely foreign to her. So, as a candidate, she sought out everyone who could share his or her perspective about the ever-changing landscape of education.

Once elected to the school board she took advantage of the many opportunities to attend various District-wide committees and enrolled in the California School Boards Association's (CSBA) "Masters In Governance", 2-year certification program. Through a series of workshops, the program is designed to support school board members in their roles on a governance team. In essence, giving them the tools of their new trade and understanding legislations affect on the Board's "local control".

Community Involvement:

Priscilla is very involved with community organizations such as the Cajon Valley Republican Business Women Federated, The Boys and Girls Clubs of East County, "We the People" and Center for Public Policy competitions, to name a few. Priscilla works diligently with East County organizations, community leaders, and businesses to improve opportunities for all students of all ages.

Please join County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Retiring Grossmont Healthcare District Board member, Betty Stieringer, Ret. RN, and Ret. CA State Assemblyman, Jay LaSuer, in their support of Priscilla's continued leadership and dedication to our community.

 Thank you!


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