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Poway Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area D

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Michelle O'Connor-Ratcliff

Governing Board Member, Poway Unified
7,866 votes (50.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Advocate for the needs of ALL children.
  • Build community between schools, students, staff, administrators, and parents.
  • Close gaps in equity, inclusion, safety, and innovation.



Profession:School Board Member, Business Law professor
Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of San Diego (2012–current)
Governing Board Member, Poway Unified School District Board of Education — Elected position (2014–current)
Council Member, Rancho Penasquitos Town Council — Elected position (2011–2015)


University of San Diego Continuing Education Certificate, Special Education Advocacy (2013)
UC Hastings College of the Law J.D., Law (2002)
Stanford University B.A., International Relations, minor in Spanish (1997)

Community Activities

Girl Scout Troop Leader, Girl Scouts (2018–current)
Parliamentarian, VP Legislation & Advocacy, Ability Awareness Program Chair, Adobe Bluffs Elementary School PTA (2011–current)
Parliamentarian, Mesa Verde Middle School PTA (2018–current)
School Site Council, Adobe Bluffs Elementary School (2014–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Poway Federation of Teachers
  • Poway School Employees Association

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