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Volunteering in North Thurston School District Since 2000



Be Part of Something Big



I am a proud Mexican American woman and know that access, inclusivity, equity, and accountability is important in our schools.. Representation is an important part of success. As a parent of five children who have gone through the North Thurston Public School District, I believe that when our staff, families and community come together, we can support students and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. I am a strong advocate for all children and will always be a voice for them. I have been a volunteer for over 20 years and the North Thurston public school district. This work has led me to want to run for school board.

  1. 1. Students First: Black, Indigenous , and other students of color; LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities.

  2. 2. Equity - making sure that education is equitable for all students and that the budget reflects that. We should be prioritizing mental health of our students and making sure that students have access to mental health services in school. Para educators are an invaluable resource to our kids and we need to make sure they are being taking care of in an equitable manner.

  3. 3. Integrity - making sure that  the district holds all accountable when it comes to the education of all.

  4. 4. Justice - students, staff and families should learn in a safe environment and the district needs ensure that is happening. Racism is happening in our schools and we can’t look away. We are in this together.

  5. 5. Accountability-holding those in power accountable for their actions. Holding the superintendent accountable. Also making sure that our community has a voice in how the district is doing. We can’t celebrate our successes alone, we have to be able to admit where we have gotten it wrong and how we are going to fix it.

  6. 6. Kindness - we need to be kind and have civil conversations. That means listening goes both ways. Hate speech should never be present in a school board meeting, in a school, anywhere when it’s concerning students and staff.

  7. 7. I support Labor Unions, including the North Thurston Education Association ( and the Washington Education Association (


True leadership comes from the top.

Putting Experience into Action

Horizons Elementary

  • Volunteer coordinator 2005 – 2007

  • Wild About Reading 2011 – Present

  • Battle of The Books co-founder

  • OJP Coordinator


Horizons PTSA

  • President 2007 – 2008, 2008 – 2010, 2012 – 2014, 2017 – 2022

  • Vice President 2010 – 2012

  • Secretary 2016 – 2017

  • Treasurer 2022 – 2023

  • Horizons PTSA chaired events: Fall festivals, Cocoa and Crafts, Bingo for Books, Slumber of Books (founder), Staff Appreciation, Fun Runs, Dinner Auctions, etc…

  • Horizons Book Fair chair -2005 – present

Komachin PTA

  • President 2012 – 2014, 2016 – 2018, 2019 –2022,
  • Vice President 2014 -2016, 2018 -2019,

  • Member at Large 2022 -2023

  • Komachin Book Fair Chair 2008 -Present

Timberline High School

  • Booster Club: President: 2018-present

North Thurston Public School Committees

  • PIP Principal Information Panel

  • Parent advisory Committee

  • Boundary Committee

  • Lacey Loves to Read

  • Battle of the Books

  • Materials Committee

  • North Thurston Round Table Leaders

  • Bond Committee

  • Levy Committee

  • Facility Advisory Committee.

Washington State PTA

  • Emerging Minority Leaders conference Washington State representative, 2010

  • Region 4 Minority leader chair 2010-2012

  • Region 4 Region Director 2012-2014, 2014-2016

  • Washington State Representative at PTA National Convention – 2012

  • Washington State PTA Golden Acorn recipient

  • Washington State PTA Focus Day Chair

  • Washington State PTA Crystal award

  • Washington State PTA Golden Acorn Award

South Sound Reading Foundation Award: 2022 Lois Asay Literacy Champion Award

I'm happy to share that I have suspended my campaign to support Esperanza A Badillo-Diiorio for NTPS School Board Position 4. Unfortunately, it's too late to remove my name from the ballot. I hope you'll join me voting for her in the August 1 primary to make sure she advances to the general election in November against our opponent. This is a critical race for NTPS.

I learned this week that NTPS needs Esperanza. She's devoted her life to kids and staff in the district. Her insights gained serving NTPS students and families through volunteer positions over the past 20 years will be incredibly valuable on the board. People in our community have asked her to run because they trust her to make decisions that benefit all kids, wherever they are. Her family asked her to run because they know her passion. Esperanza will advocate for black, indigenous, and other students of color; LGBTQIA+ students; and students with disabilities. Her lived experience as a woman of color and a parent and grandparent is critical representation needed on the board. She has my active support campaigning and once elected.

Please donate (link coming soon), talk with voters in our community, and vote for Esperanza in the primary (ballots arrive July 12) and in November.

For the North Thurston Public Schools

Board position #4


I am available to chat about the issues important to you concerning your experience with the North Thurston School District. Email:

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