Golla, Charlotte

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Chandler Unified School District
(602) 492-6201
Stay at home mom
BA - Art History
Biographical Info:

Born and raised in Barrington, RI, Charlotte graduated from Wake Forest University in 2002 and moved to Arizona for a job opportunity. She met her husband, Chuck, and settled into life in the desert. They moved to Chandler in 2005 and have four children ages 13, 11, 7, and 5.

Before the birth of her third child Charlotte worked as Regional Sales Manager for Benefit Concepts, a benefit administration firm. After the company’s sale in 2013 she decided to stay home to focus on her expanding family. At that time she became heavily involved in her children’s schools. She has served as room mom, PTO Secretary, PTO President, and fundraising chairperson. She worked with the PTO and administration at her children’s school to profoundly change their fundraising strategy and as a result has helped raise over $350,000 for her children’s schools.

Charlotte is a passionate supporter of Chandler schools, students, and teachers. She believes strongly that every child in Chandler deserves a quality education. As a member of the school board Charlotte will work tirelessly to ensure the students of Chandler are provided an education that teaches them to THINK, teaches healthy habits of mind, and prepares them to enter the world.


I am running for school board to represent all children, including my four school age children, in CUSD. Our goal as a board should be to foster intellectual curiosity and a life long love of learning. As a member of the school board I will listen without pre-judgement, and put our children’s education, not our ideologies, first. I will treat the children of Chandler as the unique individuals that they are – and discourage any ideology that groups kids based on immutable characteristics. As your school board representative I will work tirelessly to ensure our students have the best education that teaches them healthy habits of mind and prepares them to enter the world.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
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Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Requiring school officials, including teachers, to inform parents about their child’s social, mental, emotional, or physical health S
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs S
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects O* I would like to see more of the current budget allocated to the teachers and support staff before entertaining tax increases.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in any sexuality related instruction, activities, or clubs. S
5. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S* CUSD is the best school district in the state. Parents will continue to choose CUSD and choice makes the district stronger.
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O
7. Mandating sex education classes for 5th-12th grade students O
8. Allocating teacher pay raises based upon merit rather than providing uniform salary schedule increases based upon years of teaching or additional credentialing (e.g. masters degrees) S
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity O
10. Teaching what is known as diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI); social, emotional learning (SEL); or critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. O* There are aspects of social emotional learning that are very important. But transparency is key and parents must be informed what is being taught.
11. Increasing academic (curriculum) transparency by requiring each public school to post online for parents and the public a list of all instructional materials being used in the classroom. S