ENDORSEMENTS

A few of the many ...

from parents

"It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Dr. Cheryl James-Ward for San Diego County Office of Education Board.  I have known Dr. James-Ward for almost ten years, and I have always admired her commitment to the public school system. She has devoted her career to advocate for best practices in education, and to support teachers, principals, and students.  As a parent of an eighth grader and another who will enter kindergarten in three years, I want board members that understand policy, that are passionate about education, that can work closely with the school community, and that are sworn to ensure quality of education.  I am confident that Dr. James-Ward will bring all that and more."

 

-Maria R., Mom of 18-month-old and 13 year-old San Diego County

"I would support Cheryl Ward for The Board of Education because she is a forward thinker – never settling for less than the best for ALL children. She knows ALL kids have potential, regardless of their background or social standing – given the opportunity & supported by excellent teachers."

-Serena Urban, Mom of 8th grader

"Dr. Cheryl James-Ward is an example of excellence in education. She is knowledgeable, globally-aware, open-minded, reflective, and resourceful. Most importantly, Dr. Ward works tirelessly for our community as an educator, life-long learner, parent and volunteer."

 

-J.S., Parent in San Diego County

"As a San Diego County parent, I support Cheryl James-Ward for Board of Education because she will do all that she can to make a difference for every Every Child.  She has the passion and knowledge to do so.  Wishing you the best!" 

 

-Z.S., Mom of three kids currently in elementary and middle schools

from superintendents

"Dr. Cheryl James-Ward has been a school leader for over 20 years serving as a principal, leadership coach, professor of educational leadership and most recently chief of academic innovation for a small STEM design thinking high school.  She cares deeply about all kids and issues that matter most to parents. She deserves your vote."

 

-Marshall Tuck, CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate, Founding CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

"Cheryl has the knowledge, experience, and heart to make a real difference in public education. I know that she will care about our children's education.  After knowing her for more than 20 years as an educator, wife and mom , Cheryl has earned my vote and deserves yours. She will undoubtedly bring the tireless energy needed to help lead San Diego county into the modern era of education." 

-Dr. Randolph Ward, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, 10 Years; State-Appointed Superintendent, 10 Years (Retired)

"Dr. Cheryl Ward has been a teacher, school administrator, Dean of Students, and college professor.  Her background, training and experience is exactly the skill set needed to serve as a competent county board member.  Cheryl demonstrates a dedication and desire to serve children, families and educators.  Her intellect, educational background, character and people skills will serve as a strong asset to San Diego County."

-David Jones, Superintendent, Bonsall Unified School District

"As one of California’s top educators, Dr. Cheryl Ward has always kept the student first in all of her endeavors. She will make an excellent board member not only because of her many years of experience in both K-12 and higher education, but also for her focus on keeping our schools safe and our children healthy. I support Dr. Cheryl Ward and her attention to educational priorities that will advance safe and sound learning for all students."

 

-Dr. Jeffrey Felix, Superintendent of 19 years in San Diego County (Retired)

"I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Cheryl for over 5 years at San Diego State University. She is an exemplary school leader, leadership coach and professor. Cheryl understands education and where it's headed. She is just what the people of north county and the residents across the county of San Diego need to move us forward."

 

-Dr. George Cameron, Superintendent of over 20 years in San Diego County, and SDSU Professor (Retired)

"While serving as Superintendent of Schools of the West Contra Costa Unified School District in Richmond, California, I had the privilege of hiring Dr. Cheryl Ward to coach a number of our school Principals.  The result of her teaching and support of these Principals was outstanding and the outcome of her efforts had a significant impact on hundreds of our students.  Dr. Ward’s knowledge and experience in public education will be a valuable asset to the San Diego County Board and our schools."

 

-Dr. Gloria Johnston, Ph.D. (Retired Superintendent and Resident of Poway, CA) 

"Dr. Cheryl James Ward is a dedicated educator who has been a passionate advocate for outstanding public schools and for providing excellent public education for all students. Her work as a school coach and as a professor in the Educational Leadership program at SDSU has had a significant impact on promoting public schools and outstanding education for all.  I cannot think of anyone better to serve on the San Diego County Office of Education Governing Board.  She will be a tireless advocate for all public schools in San Diego County and will be an outstanding addition to that board."

-Dr. Chris Oram, Superintendent and Educator of over 40 years in San Diego County (Retired)

"Dr. Cheryl James-Ward was first year principal under my supervision in Pasadena. She was such an effective principal that after one year at our smallest elementary school, the board and superintendent did the unprecedented and moved her to our largest elementary school and flagship. There Cheryl continued to make amazing changes at an incredible pace working late into every night. Working with an innovative team of educators, in her first year at Longfellow she became a model site for innovation and education change. Cheryl is truly an exemplary school leader who puts children first."

-Dr. Pamela Short Powell, Retired Superintendent

from other educators

"Dr. Ward has transformed our campus into one of inclusion, excellence, and opportunity for all. As a staff, Dr. Ward has led us through meaningful data analysis to improve student outcomes through targeted and differentiated instruction, deep work surrounding the tenets of critical thinking, design thinking and project based learning processes, and cultural proficiency. Under her leadership, Dr. Ward has empowered the staff of our school to ensure that our population of largely first-generation college students is not only college and career competitive but civically-minded and ready to serve as creative thinkers and world changers."

 

- Michelle H., Teacher and Instructional coach, San Diego County schools

"Dr. Cheryl Ward is dedicated to the well-being and success of all students. She is always open to piloting research-based approaches to learning that seem promising, and she is not afraid to implement initiatives that she knows will necessitate constant oversight and multiple adjustments to succeed. She is truly an academic innovator who doesn't hesitate to take action after giving thoughtful consideration to both the promised benefits and potential pitfalls."

 

- Andy P., Teacher, San Diego, CA

"Dr. James-Ward is passionate about education and equipping teachers with the right tools to best serve our students."

-Melissa W., Teacher, San Diego, CA. 

"Dr. James-Ward is passionate about digging deep into data to best inform decisions to create an equitable instructional environment. Her tireless energy and commitment to helping individuals and schools become their next best selves is contagious. Dr. James-Ward has a clear vision of how we can best prepare ourselves for the future, and she has the ability to be able to roll out a masterful plan to be able to achieve the vision. Dr. James-Ward's decades of experience in the world of education as a teacher, administrator, and as a college professor, have given her ample experience and opportunities for growth that clearly make her an ideal candidate for the San Diego County Board of Education."

 

-Craig B., Education Specialist

"Dr. James-Ward is passionate about digging deep into data to best inform decisions to create an equitable instructional environment. Her tireless energy and commitment to helping individuals and schools become their next best selves is contagious. Dr. James-Ward has a clear vision of how we can best prepare ourselves for the future, and she has the ability to be able to roll out a masterful plan to be able to achieve the vision. Dr. James-Ward's decades of experience in the world of education as a teacher, administrator, and as a college professor, have given her ample experience and opportunities for growth that clearly make her an ideal candidate for the San Diego County Board of Education."

 

-Michael Synder, Educator

from elected officials

-Ernie Dronenburg, San Diego County Assessor/ Recorder/ County Clerk

-Ron Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Fourth District

-Jerome Kern, Council Member, City of Oceanside

-Mark WylandCalifornia State Senator (Retired)

-John SalazarBoard Trustee,

San Dieguito Union High School District

-Maureen Muir, Board Trustee,

San Dieguito Union High School District

-Eleanor EvansBoard Trustee,

Oceanside Unified School District

-Stephen Cochrane, Ph.D., Board Trustee,

Del Mar Union School District

-Leslie Schneider, Board Trustee,

Encinitas Union School District

-Steven McDowell, Board Trustee,

Del Mar Union School District (former)

Contact

CJ4SDBoard@gmail.com

(760) 695-4146

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