Meet the Candidate
Running For:School Board
District:Osborn Elementary School District
Occupation:High School Teacher
Education:University of Arizona - Bachelor's in Spanish Literature, Northern Arizona University - Master's in Organizational Leadership
Violeta is born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in the Osborn School District for 11 years. She is a proud product of public education and is the reason she is so passionate about advocating for the community she lives, works and leads in. She is a first generation graduate in her family to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Arizona and has recently acquired a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Violeta has 11 years of previous work experience in the nonprofit sector supporting various marginalized and underserved communities, where her heart and passion lies most. She strives to empower these communities to not view themselves as barriers but as valuable assets that bring power, culture and positive change to the table!
Violeta is currently a high school Spanish teacher and provides mentorship to her first gen students by providing college readiness resources and additional supports to set her students up for success.
In pursuit of obtaining a better understanding of how the education system works and the role politics plays in the school system, I went through an immersive Fellowship with ALL In Education, an Arizona non-profit and leader in the education advocacy space. I completed the fellowship in May of 2022 and was inspired to apply what I had learned. This is why I am running for a School Board position. I have a vision for positive change. I understand that a culture shift needs to take place in order to properly serve the people who live, work and play in the Osborn School District. I am ready to deliver honest leadership that not only identifies with the people but will dig deeper and make a real, sustainable impact in the community.
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|1. Requiring school officials, including teachers, to inform parents about their child’s social, mental, emotional, or physical health||-|
|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||S|
|4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in any sexuality related instruction, activities, or clubs.||-|
|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||O|
|6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students||S|
|7. Mandating sex education classes for 5th-12th grade students||S|
|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)||O|
|9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity||S|
|10. Teaching what is known as diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI); social, emotional learning (SEL); or critical race theory (CRT) in public schools.||S|
|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.||O|