Elections 2012: Sarah Butler, Candidate for OUSD Board of Trustees

Orindan Sarah Butler is running for one of two seats on the Orinda Union School District Board

General Information

Name : Sarah Genn Butler
Place of residence : Orinda



Attended college : Yes
College : University of California at Davis
Degree : Bachelors of Science in Environmental Planning and Management
Year of graduation : 1978

Employment Information

Job titles held : NA
Employers : National Park Service, Michael Clayton & Associates, Wallace Roberts and Todd

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat

Running for a: Local office
Running for position: OUSD Board of Trustees
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : Elected Member, Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

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Campaign Manager

Name : self


Other facts

I have been a leader in Orinda schools for 12 years in many different leadership roles. As an Orinda Union School Board Trustee I will be a powerful advocate for excellence in our schools, while providing a safe environment where every student can achieve his or her potential. I will promote a vision that will give our children the academic foundation, technological education, and experiences in the arts and music that develops critical-thinkers, innovators and make them well-rounded individuals. My leadership experience in Orinda schools includes: • Legislative Representative and Co-Chair, Las Trampas Legislative Team; 32nd District PTA Legislative Committee (county-wide); • School Site Council Member: Glorietta School: 5 years, Orinda Intermediate School (OIS): 3 years; • Parents Club board member, Glorietta, OIS & MHS, and the Education Foundation of Orinda (EFO); • OUSD Strategic Planning Committee member and other district committees, including the AUHSD Measure A Parcel Tax Oversight Committee My priorities include: 1. Fostering excellent teaching; 2. Improving communication and collaboration between all stakeholders: parents, teachers, students, administrators, and community; 3. Providing physical and emotional safety in our schools; 4. Strengthening information technology resources and training, and 21st century curriculum; and 5. Maximizing the use of existing resources and taxpayer dollars through conscientious oversight and fiscal review. I have a Bachelors of Science degree from UC Davis in Environmental Planning, and professional and business experience in environmental consulting and property management. Our family moved to Orinda in 1998 and my two children attended Orinda schools since Kindergarten and 1st Grade. My experience, proven leadership, dedication and collaborative approach will contribute to the continued success of our schools and our school district, which in turn will contribute to a strong community and help maintain our home values. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve you on the OUSD School Board, and respectfully ask for your Vote.

Chris F. September 25, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Sarah, I am sorry to have posted under your profile but I just hate seeing people doing such malicious posts, It is such a bad part of politics, I see why Matt Moran doesn’t have his profile posted…. Unfortunately I think many Orindians are blind to the fact that they were mislead about measure B How do you feel about Measure B and how it was handled by our superintendent whom sent out emails suggesting ways to get around the measure and the head of the Board (Matt Moran) that gave him a contract extension and a raise? There are a lot of our tax dollars going to Measure B, The measure itself has not been followed legally as to how it was written and presented to the voters, I know it’s a touchy question but people want to know if they can trust their Board and Superintendent.
Ann & David October 01, 2012 at 12:00 AM
My neighbors are now supporting Sarah Butler for OUSD instead of Bekki Van Voorhis-Gilbert. Yet Bekki Van Voorhis-Gilbert has then listed on her page endorsing her when they are not.
We want More October 02, 2012 at 05:22 AM
this is pretty revealing http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_21661700/orinda-union-school-district-election-roundtable-2012?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com
Orinda Dad October 22, 2012 at 04:26 PM
How come under " Unsuccessful bids for elective offices ", you left it blank ?
Chris F. November 24, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Way to go Coach, Time to get filters that get rid of the trolls that produce it! PS if I ever see a caoch bag I will kniw that it is being worn by a Troll!


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