My name is Kendall Morlan and I am running for a board position for Mark Twain Union Elementary School District. Both my children are products of MTUESD. My daughter is now a sophomore at Davidson College in North Carolina, and my son is a 7th grader at Mark Twain Elementary. I have been closely involved in their educational experience. I served on the Copperopolis Elementary School Site Council for 4 years, and I volunteer in the after-school Homework Club. I am the community leader for Copper Hills 4-H Club and have been involved with 4-H for 10 years.
I believe that I am uniquely qualified to serve on the board of Mark Twain Union Elementary School District. My parents are retired educators. My mother was a top-level district administrator and my father was a high school teacher and coach. Their views were often in conflict, and I learned how to appreciate both sides of an issue. Additionally, my sister was a special needs student, and my daughter was a GATE student. I believe this diverse experience will help me to bring people together to accomplish the goal of preparing our children to be successful in a challenging world.
"Striving for Excellence"
I graduated from CSU, Chico with a B.A. in Communications, and later received a B.S. from CSU, Northridge in Interior Design. I was a business owner for 5 years, a stay-at-home parent for 15 years, and now work part-time at Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis.
My campaign slogan is “Striving for Excellence”. This is not just a slogan for me. I believe our school district is a great one, but I also believe it can always be better. I would like to bring back music education and the GATE program. I plan to be a close watchdog of the Common Core program. Safety is another important issue, and this is something I worked on to improve with the School Site Council, and will continue to monitor and improve.
I am the only resident of Copperopolis running for the board. If I am elected, I will join Maggie Rollings, who is the only current Copper resident on the board of five members. With only two schools in the district, I believe Copperopolis needs more representation on the board. However, I pledge to serve the best interests of both schools in the district equally, with integrity and accountability. My son now attends Mark Twain Elementary School, and I have a vested interest in the school’s success! I have the ability to be patient, fair, and rational as a board member, and my ultimate goal is to serve the needs of all students in the district. I would be honored to have your vote on November 4th.
I would love to hear your thoughts and concerns!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 840-3289.