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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Distrito Escolar Unificado de EncinitasCandidato para Miembre de Junta

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Marla Strich

Governing Board Member, Encinitas Union School District
18,384 votos (45.6%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Maintain academic excellence and innovation throughout the district
  • Safe campuses that enable students to thrive academically, physically and emotionally. Focus on the whole child.
  • Continue strong, stable leadership at all levels -- Board, administration, teachers and staff.



Profesión:Governing Board Member, EUSD
Governing Board Member, Encinitas Union School District — Cargo elegido (1998–current)


University of Southern California Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.), Community Organization (1979)
Northwestern University B.A., American Studies (1977)

Actividades comunitarias

Mentor, San Dieguito Academy Robotics Team (2009–current)
President, San Dieguito Academy Foundation (2008–2009)
Site Council Chair, San Dieguito Academy High School (2005–2007)
Vice President Legislation, Ocean Knoll PTA (1995–2006)
Site Council Chairperson, Ocean Knoll Elementary (1996–1999)


Marla Strich is an active participant in both school and community organizations. Her involvement with the District began as serving as a co-chair of the successful campaign for the District’s $29.5 million facilities school modernization bond in 1996. She has served as chairperson of the Ocean Knoll Elementary and San Dieguito Academy School Site Councils and as Ocean Knoll’s PTA Legislative Vice President. Ocean Knoll PTA awarded her the Golden Oak, PTA’s highest award. Marla was appointed to the California School Board’s Association Delegate Assembly in 2017. She serves as Legislative Chair for the San Diego County School Boards Association. She was President of the San Dieguito Academy Foundation Board. She has been a member of the Legislative Action Network and Strategic Planning Committee for the San Dieguito Union High School District and participates in the North Coastal Regional Legislative Action Network. She has traveled to Sacramento numerous times to lobby for public education and has also advocated for our children in Washington, DC as part of the National School Board Association’s Federal Relations Network. She has served as School Board President five times during her tenure. In 2000 she completed the California School Board Association’s Masters in Governance professional development series. In addition to serving as a classroom volunteer for many years, Marla was a Girl Scout Leader for ten years, and has been a member of the Girl Scout Leadership Team in Encinitas and a Cub Scout den leader. She continues as one of the adult leadership team for San Dieguito Academy’s Robotics Team, Team Paradox, coordinating FIRST Lego League Robotics activities and competitions. She was recognized as 2016 Volunteer of the Year by FIRST Lego League Southern California Region for her contributions to the growth of the program. She was Ocean Knoll Elementary’s Volunteer of the Year in 2002, for her many school and community-related activities. Marla has resided in Encinitas for the past 32 years with her husband Dan. Their two children both attended Ocean Knoll Elementary from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Mrs. Strich graduated from Northwestern University and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She worked for non-profit organizations for fifteen years.

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Featured Endorsements

  • Teachers of Encinitas
  • San Diego County Democratic Party

Organizaciónes (2)

  • North County Progressive Democrats
  • San Diego County Progressive Democrats

Funcionarios electos (4)

  • Joyce Dalessandro, San Dieguito Union High School District Board
  • Beth Hergesheimer, San Dieguito Union High School District Board
  • Rick Shea, San Diego County Office of Education
  • Joe Mosca, Encinitas City Council

Individuos (23)

  • Carol and Jeff Skiljan
  • Cathy Regan
  • Lisa Shaffer
  • Sue Hartley
  • Shannon Kuder
  • Doug DeVore
  • Dadla Ponizil and Judy Berlfein
  • Bill and Toni Parker
  • Marcia Kern and Marty Stern
  • Linda Friedman
  • Elizabeth Christensen
  • Mary Borevitz
  • Trish Crowe
  • Gina Anderson
  • Audrey and Tod Critchlow
  • McLean King
  • Barbara Myers
  • Cathy Bullock
  • Mary Page
  • Ellen and Steve Fox
  • Susan Hull
  • Gerry Devitt
  • Kimberly McKean

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Why I'm Running


Explains why I am running for my sixth term on the EUSD Board

Marla Strich is a proven leader: A member of the EUSD board since 1998, she has served as both president and vice president of the board five times. Marla has spearheaded two successful superintendent searches, the board’s key responsibility. Marla is also a leader beyond EUSD, serving on the California School Board Association’s Delegate Assembly.

Marla Strich is committed to excellence in education for the children of Encinitas and South Carlsbad:  During her board tenure Encinitas schools have been recognized repeatedly for high academic achievement.   The Classroom of the Future Foundation twice honored EUSD, once with its Impact Award, and most recently with its Innovation in Education Award. The US Department of Education awarded EUSD the 2014 Green Ribbon District Sustainability Award, one of only nine districts in the country so recognized.

Marla Strich is an effective community volunteer:  In addition to her duties within EUSD, she was a long-term PTA and School Site Council leader and served as San Dieguito Academy Foundation President.  She continues to mentor SDA’s award-winning robotics team.

Marla Strich is a wise steward of taxpayer dollars:  Having weathered difficult times, EUSD continues to be on sound financial footing.  Marla demonstrates fiscal responsibility by adopting balanced budgets.

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