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San Diego Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area E

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LaShae Collins

142,293 votes (45.22%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Engage parents and community members in the decision making process of the school District.
  • Guaranteed admission to California State Universities for students who meet academic requirements.
  • Provide for success by preparing students for college, increasing graduation rates, offering apprenticeship programs and allowing students who may not go to college to be successful in a 21st century economy.



Profession:Professor/District Director
District Director, California State Assembly (2012–current)
Faculty Member, San Diego State University (2010–current)
Admissions Processor, San Diego State University Educational Opportunity Program (2000–2003)


San Diego State University Doctorate, Educational Leadership (current)
San Diego State University Master of Arts, Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling (2009)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Arts, Africans Studies (2007)

Community Activities

Member, California Faculty Association (2010–current)
Member, Executive Board, Association of African American Educators (2014–current)
Member, San Diego Unified Ethnic Studies Advisory Council (2015–current)


LaShae Collins is a native San Diegan with deep roots in the community. She currently serves as the District Director for a California State Legislator and is a Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University. In her work for the people of California, LaShae works on policy in the areas of Early Education, K-12 Education, and Post-Secondary Education. She is also the eyes and ears of the community for the Legislator, attending community events and meetings and ensuring that the needs of the people are heard. For six years, LaShae has experienced the joys of classroom teaching. Being an educator has contributed to both her personal and professional growth.

LaShae is engaged in the district in both a professional and volunteer capacity. She has served as everything from committee chair to softball coach to help our students. She is from the community and has the experience, passion, and policy knowledge to help make it a better place.

She received her early education from John F. Kennedy Elementary, Gompers Secondary School, and Lincoln High School all located in District E. After graduating high school, LaShae attended San Diego State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Arts in Education, and is currently working toward a doctorate in Educational Leadership.

LaShae maintains an active professional life, presenting papers, and serving on numerous community boards. LaShae has also been a foster parent; giving foster children the safe, loving, stable environment they need to thrive. She and her husband, Ian and have two children in district schools. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Organizations (4)

  • California Charter Schools Association Advocates
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
  • Run Women Run
  • San Diego County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (6)

  • San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez
  • Southwestern Community College Board Trustee Nora Vargas
  • San Diego City Councilmember Myrtle Cole
  • Assemblymember Chris Holden
  • Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber
  • Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins

Individuals (3)

  • Former State Senator Christine Kehoe
  • Reginald Jones, President and CEO of Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
  • Rev. Shane Harris, President of National Action Network (NAN)

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