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Trustee, Trustee Area 1Palm Springs Unified School DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Palm Springs Unified School DistrictTrustee, Trustee Area 1

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (25/25).
  • 9,466 ballots counted.

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Madonna M. Gerrell

Teacher / Adjunct Professor
3,920 votes (41.41%)Winning
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Parent / Financial Advisor
3,632 votes (38.37%)
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  • Safety on campus
  • equal opportunites at all local campuses
  • improved parent communication
Profession:Financial Advisor, Mother and Business woman

 

              I’d like to share with you some of my experience with education:

 

  • First 5 Riverside County - Children and Families Commission Riverside County -Advisory Committee Member, State Delegate Spring 2016, & Audit Committee

    This Committee is charged with advising the Commission in allocating county funds from Proposition 10, the Tobacco Tax. The Tax benefits early childhood development resources, healthcare including dental and services to ensure children are ready for school such as Head Start. Delegate to Sacramento Spring 2016 for First 5 California to meet with legislators on issues such as funding pre-K for all 4 year olds across the state regardless of zip code.

     

  • Palm Springs Unified School District - Advisory Board & Citizen’s Oversight Committee on Bond Expenditures

    Board oversees bond issues for the entire district specifically spent on facilities management and expansion. Current projects include the Palm Springs High School auditorium, Agua Caliente Elementary remodel, and Raymond Cree HVAC systems.

     

  • Desert Arc - Board of Directors

    Helping adults with disabilities find opportunities in employment, independent living, and social events. My Board activities included Fund Development Committee Chair, Audit Committee, Executive Committee Member, and Board Secretary over the last 7 years.

     

  • Desert Sands Unified School District Education Foundation - Board of Directors &  Grant Procurement Co-Chair

    Focused on the "Bring your own Device" initiative of the District. Worked on several grant requests and fundraising events including the Hike for Education and holiday time fundraiser. My goal was to locate and procure grants to bring technology to every student in the classroom. Attended California Consortium of  Foundations.

     

  • University of California -Legislative Advocate, Sacramento

    Legislative Advocate for all ten campuses of the University of California system. Instrumental in agreement between Governor Schwarzenegger and UC concerning state funding cuts and continual tuition increases during “Great Recession” helping middle class families plan for rising tuition.

     

  • Graduate of Cathedral City Elementary, Nellie Coffman Middle, and Palm Springs High School.

  • Child in District Elementary school.

  • Mother- in- law taught over 25 years at Vista Del Monte Elementary.

  • First from family to graduate from college.

 

I’d like to your vote for the Palm Springs District School Board, November 2016!

 

Paid for by Kari Middleton Hendrix for PSUSD Board 2016 FPPC#1384731 Tax ID37-1825763

 

www.middletonhendrix.com kari@karimiddleton.com  Palm Desert  760.409.2864 printed on a home computer

 

 

Soy Kari Middleton Hendrix.

 

              Me gustaría compartir con ustedes algo de mi experiencia con la educación:

 

 

 

  • First 5 Riverside County – Comisión del Condado de Riverside para niños y familias- Miembro asesor del comité, delegado estatal de primavera del 2016, y comité de auditoría. Este comité está encargado de asesorar a la comisión en la asignación de fondos del condado de la Proposición 10, el impuesto de tabaco. Los beneficios de los impuestos benefician a los recursos para el desarrollo de la infancia, la asistencia sanitaria, incluyendo la salud dental y servicios para garantizar que los niños estén listos para la escuela, tal como el Head Start. Fui delegada en Sacramento la primavera del 2016 para First 5 de California para reunirme con los legisladores sobre cuestiones tales como la financiación de pre-K para los niños de 4 años de edad en todo el estado, independiente de código postal.

     

  • Palm Springs Unified School DistrictConsejo Consultivo y el comité de ciudadanos de supervisión de gastos bonos La comisión supervise la emisión de bonos para todo el distrito específicamente dedicado a la gestión de las instalaciones y expansión. Los proyectos actuales incluyen el auditorio de la escuela secundaria de Palm Springs, la remodelación de la primaria Agua Caliente, y los sistemas de aire acondicionado (HVAC) de la primaria Raymond Cree.

     

  • Desert ArcJunta Directiva

    Ayuda a los adultos con discapacidades a encontrar oportunidades de empleo, la vida independiente, y eventos sociales. Mis actividades de la junta incluyen presidente del comité del fondo de desarrollo, comité de auditoría, miembro del comité ejecutivo, y secretario del consejo durante los últimos 7 años.

     

  • Desert Sands Unified School District Education FoundationConsejo de administracion y Copresidente de la aquisiciones de becas  Se centro en la iniciativa de “traer tu proprio dispositive” del distrito. Trabaje en varias solicitudes de subvención y los eventos de recaudación de fondos, incluyendo la caminata para la educación y la recaudación de fondos durante las vacaciones. Mi objetivo era localizar y adquirir subvenciones para llevar la tecnología a todos los estudiantes en el aula.  Eh asistido al Consorcio de Fundaciones de California.

     

  • University of CaliforniaAbogado legislativo , Sacramento

    Defensor legislative para las diez Universidades de California. Instrumental en el acuerdo entre el gobernador Schwarzenegger y la Universidad de California en relación con los recortes de fondos estatales y con los continuos aumentos de matrícula durante la “gran recesión” para ayudar a las familias de clase media a planificar para el aumento de la matrícula.

     

  • Graduada de le escuela primaria de Cathedral City, escuela secundaria de  Nellie Coffman, y de Palm Springs High School.

  • Hija en una escuela primaria del distrito.

  • Suegra a enseñado durante 25 años en la escuela primaria Vista del Monte.

  • Primera de familia en graduarse de la universidad.

     

 

¡Me gustaría su voto para el Consejo Escolar del Distrito de Palm Springs, noviembre del año 2016!

 

Pagado por Kari Middleton-Hendrix para Mesa Directiva de PSUSD 2016 FPPC#1384731  Tax ID37-1825763

 

www.middletonhendrix.com  Palm Desert, CA 760.409.2864   Printed on a home computer

 

  • The Desert Sun
  • Desert Valley Builder's Association
  • Building Industry Association

 

 

 

List of Endorsements for 2016 Campaign

 

Mayor of Cathedral City –Stan Henry

 

Mayor of Desert Hot Springs- Scott Matas

 

Mayor of Indio- Glenn A. Miller

 

Mayor of La Quinta-Linda Evans

 

Mayor Pro Tem of Indian Wells-Dick Ballocco

 

City Councilwoman of Desert Hot Springs-Yvonne Parks

 

City Councilman of Cathedral City-Mark Carnevele

 

City Councilman of Palm Desert-VanTanner

 

City Councilman of Palm Desert-Sabby Jonathan

 

              City Councilman of La Quinta-Lee Osborne, CPA

 

              City Councilman of La Quinta-Robert Radi

 

Thousand Palms Chamber of Commerce-Bill Senso, Executive Director

 

Riverside County Auditor & Controller-Paul Angulo

 

Kristen Bloomer-Desert Water Agency Board Member

 

Gary Jeandron- Palm Springs Unified School District Trustee, Retired

 

Wendy Jonathan-Desert Sands Unified School District Trustee

 

Gary Tomack-Desert Sands Unified School District Trustee

 

Brian & Gina Nestande-Former State Assemblyman & current candidate City of Palm Desert

 

Desert Valley Builders Association

 

Building Industry Association Riverside Chapter

 

William “Hutch” Hutchinson-Palm Springs Police Officer’s Association, former President

 

Bill Soqui-Cathedral City Fire Department, Retired Fire Chief

 

Kate Spates-COD Foundation Board Member & Advisor Digicom Film Festival

 

Bob Wright-President of Desert Sands Education Foundation and Manager of East Valley Coalition

 

Denise Bowman-Riverside County Child Protective Services, Supervisor Social Work

 

TJ Zane-Poway Unified School District Board of Trustees

 

Scott Barnett-former San Diego Unified School District Trustee

 

Mitch Blumberg-Desert Arc, Deputy Executive Director

 

Michael & Jenny McLean-McLean Company Rentals & founders of Splash House

 

Henry Hampton-Berkshire Hathaway Desert Cities

 

Shawn Hammer-Electrical Contractor

 

Melissa Neiderman-Desi Strong Foundation & American Cancer Society, former Educator

 

Hall & Shelley Dailey-Cal Tech Government Relations & retired Principal

 

ElizabethVenturini-College Career Results

 

Cindy Stracklie-Palm Springs Unified School District, retired Administrator

 

Liz Clark-PSUSD Teacher

 

Dave Kolmel- Attorney and Guardian Ad Litum Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

 

Tina Marx-Author, TV Producer, and Mother

 

Christy Majors-Banker

 

Stacey Saunders-Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, Supervisor & Administrator

 

Sophia Ohlemann, M.A.-Special Education Educator

 

Brian Ingleson, PSUSD Band Director

 

Continually being updated

 

Paid for by Elect Kari Middleton Hendrix to PSUSD 2016

 

                 FPPC 1384731                                     Tax ID 37-1825763

 

760.409.2864   kari@karimiddleton.com

 

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Realtor / Parent / Businessman
1,914 votes (20.22%)
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  • STUDENTS – Providing a safe and encouraging environment with no tolerance for bullying; closing the achievement gap; providing Early Childhood Education throughout the district; and expanding the arts programs.
  • PARENTS – Providing a higher level of customer service and transparency; fostering engagement, involvement, and collaboration; and providing a comprehensive educational roadmap from kindergarten to graduation.
  • TEACHERS – Being more responsive to our most valuable assets; eliminating the barriers that interfere in providing quality education; and recognizing and rewarding teachers who are innovators.
Profession:Over 25 years experience in financial services - banking, investments, retirement planning, business development
REALTOR, Self with HOM Sotheby's International Realty (2015current)
REALTOR, Self with HK Lane Real Estate - Chrstie's International (20122015)
Project Management Consultant, Self (20082011)
Sr. Product Manager, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (20002003)
Sr. Project Manager, MedChannel, Inc. (20002000)
Western Governors University (WGU) B.A. in Special Education (in progress), Special Education Teacher, Mild to Moderate K-12, General Education Teacher K-8 (current)
Board President, CVASA - Coachella Valley Autism Society (2015current)
Member - Community Involvement Comittee, CDAR - California Desert Association of REALTORS (20132014)
Animal Therapy Volunteer, Animal Samaritans, SPCA (20102012)
Board Member, Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF) (20002003)
Board Member, New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC) (20012003)

I’ve lived in the Coachella Valley since 2009 and a homeowner in Trustee Area 1 since 2012. I’m a parent of two children, ages 9 and 11, who’ve attended the PSUSD public schools since 2010. With both children having special needs, I’ve acquired extensive knowledge of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, which provides a unique perspective to the board especially since 12% of our student population is special education. My husband has been a special education teacher since 2010, and at Desert Hot Springs H.S. since 2012. I possess over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, which includes management positions in operations, retirement planning, financial planning, project management, marketing, and technology, and since 2012 I’ve been a licensed REALTOR. I have over 36 years of community involvement, including my current position as board president for the Coachella Valley Autism Society (CVASA). 

 

Since 1979 I’ve always been active as an advocate and volunteer in my community, from being an advisor for Junior Achievement, to a tennis coach for Special Olympics, or a board member for non-profits.  I’ve participated in two consecutive California AIDS Rides from San Francisco to Los Angeles, 600 miles in seven days, and raised over $15,000 in the process.  I created a scholarship fund at my old high school, and became a school district approved public speaker in Tampa, FL to educate middle and high school students on sex education and HIV/AIDS awareness.  I’ve also done animal therapy with my shepherd/lab mix dog, Humphrey, in special education classrooms right here in the desert.  This is what I know, this is what I do, and this is what I want to keep doing as a Governing Board Member for Palm Springs Unified School District.  

  • Riverside County Democratic Party
  • Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
  • Eduardo Garcia, CA Assemblyman for 56th District
  • Eduardo Garcia, CA Assemblyman for 56th District
  • Geoff Kors, City Council Member for Palm Springs
  • Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
  • Desert Stonewall Democrats
  • Democratic Women of the Desert
  • Democrats of the Desert
  • Riverside County Democratic Party
  • HONOR PAC
  • Victory Fund
  • Equality California
  • Bob Alcumbrac, former Thousand Palms Community Council Member
  • Jane Alcumbrac, Palm Springs Cemetery District Trustee
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Lopez, District Director for Assemblyman Garcia - 56th District and Candidate for Indio City Council
  • Greg Rodriguez, Candidate for CA Assembly District 42
1.
Funding to Schools

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?

Answer from Thomas Lister-Looker:

In the past the district has distributed funds to school sites and programs equally rather than targeting those areas where there is clearly a greater need by the students, teachers, site administrators, and even by the community. The LCAP, or Local Control and Accountability Plan, provides the district with flexibility when it comes to distributing these funds, with some input from parents, educators, district employees, and the community. Going forward, the district needs to solicit even more input from parents and the community, and then analyze this feedback by specific geographic and demographic areas, such as Desert Hot Springs versus Palm Springs, because the areas of need will be different, and must be prioritized and funded accordingly. Because the LCAP funds are based on the socioeconomic disadvantaged student population, then the vast majority of these funds has to go to those areas with the greatest needs, specifically towards English Learners, closing the achievement gap, and additional resources for special education.

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