Endorsements

“These unprecedented times require dynamic, forward-thinking, and student-centered leadership to ensure our schools equip students in every community with the education they need to reach their full potential. Shana is an effective and collaborative leader who has proven she is up for this challenge. Her unwavering commitment to our youngest community members is why she was my choice to advocate for young children and families on California’s First 5 Commission. Shana has dedicated her life to our community – from her work to build a stronger and healthier community at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and grassroots leadership to transform Franklin Elementary School, to fighting for more opportunities for families on the city’s Human Relations Commission. grassroots leadership to transform Franklin Elementary School, to fighting for more opportunities for families on the city’s Human Relations Commission. Shana has earned my enthusiastic endorsement for School Board because I know she will continue to be a champion for San Diego Unified students, parents, and educators.”

Toni G. Atkins, California Senate President Pro Tempore

Elected & Appointed Officials

  • Sara Jacobs, Member of Congress
  • Scott Peters, Member of Congress
  • Toni Atkins, California Senate President Pro Tem
  • Chris Ward, California Assemblymember, 78th District
  • Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Former California Surgeon General
  • Nathan Fletcher, Chair San Diego County Board of Supervisors
  • Sean Elo-Rivera, San Diego City Council President
  • Raul Campillo, San Diego City Councilmember
  • Dr. Jen Campbell, San Diego City Councilmember
  • Susan Davis, Former Member of Congress
  • Julie Bronstein, Board Member, San Dieguito Union High School District
  • Darshana Patel, President, San Diego County School Boards Association, V.P. Poway Unified School Board
  • Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, Vice President, Washington Unified School Board
  • Gil Carbrera, Chair of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority | Chair, Sharp Healthcare
  • Kristin Rizzo, City of San Diego Human Relations Commissioner
  • Dolores Canizales, City of San Diego Human Relations Commissioner
  • Tyler Duncan, City of San Diego Human Relations Commissioner
  • Tammy Gillies, City of San Diego & County of San Diego Human Relations Commissioner
  • Kathie Moehlig, City of San Diego Human Relations Commissioner
  • Nicole Murray Ramirez, City of San Diego & County of San Diego Human Relations Commissioner
  • April Purcell, City of San Diego Human Relations Commissioner

News Organizations

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Community and Advocacy Organizations

  • Administrators Association of San Diego City Schools
  • Black Mountain Democratic Club
  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction*
  • Run Women Run
  • San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
  • San Diego County Democratic Women’s Club
  • San Diego Downtown Democratic Club
  • San Diego County Young Democrats
  • San Diego Education Association
  • San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council
  • San Diego Labor Democratic Club
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Community Leaders

  • Jamie Beck, Attorney & Nonprofit Leader
  • Jeff Bennett, Former Chair San Diego Unified District Advisory Council (D.A.C.) for Compensatory Education
  • AnneElise Goetz, Chair of Voices for Children, and San Diego Unified Parent
  • Michael Goodbody, Statewide K-12 Science Leader
  • Allison Harris-Turk, District B Parent Leader | Founder, Learning in the Time of Corona
  • Johanna Schiavoni, Attorney, Business Owner, Community Leader
  • Samuel Tsoi, Civic Leader and San Diego Unified Parent
  • Wendy Wheatcroft, Gun Violence Prevention Advocate, Teacher, and San Diego Unified Parent

*This distinction is given to candidates committed to advocating for gun violence prevention and governing with gun safety in mind, if elected

Email info@shanaforschoolboard.com to add your name to Shana’s list of endorsers!