Donn Lee Merriam
ABOUT DONN LEE MERRIAM
For more than three years, I’ve been an Emeryville resident, enjoying its rich history and positive outlook. As a licensed Architect with 20+ years of experience specializing in public K-12 educational design, and an HOA board member of my condominium complex (currently dealing with an extensive construction defect settlement), I actively participate in construction oversight and provide direct owner representation.
ABOUT CRUZ VARGAS
I ran for the School Board because I strongly believe that Emeryville deserves schools with test scores that match our beautiful new facilities. I’ve seen the potential of Emeryville children while volunteering at school and while coaching our micro soccer league. Our kids are happy, thirsty for knowledge and simply deserve more. I also love Emeryville! On weekends, you’ll see me biking around town with my 10 year old daughter, catching Pokemons in our great parks, or eating at local favorites Hot Italian, Best Coast Burritos or Gratto Burger. Most importantly, I believe my marketing skills complement the current school board. With my experience in managing multi-million dollar budgets, I will help ensure that every dollar invested provides a return in our children’s futures.
ABOUT BARBARA INCH
My family and I have lived in Emeryville for many years and feel a strong connection to the community. Public education is built on the idea of serving all students. Schools are responsible for teaching the children in their neighborhood irrespective of their race, income or level of ability. Emery School District is an integral part of this city and its future. I want to help shape that future.
ABOUT BAILEY LANGNER
I am very committed to maintaining EUSD as a K-12 unified school district. I grew up in Martinez, CA, another relatively small K-12 unified district, and i benefited immensely from the continuity and community inherent in such a school system structure.I am excited to support Emeryville’s commitment to providing quality public education for our city.
ABOUT BRYNNDA COLLINS
I established residency in Emeryville over 13 years ago. During this time, I worked for our school district and our city. I am the proud parent of 24 year old and past School Board Trustee Brittany Collins-Rogers who was educated through the EUSD system. While raising my daughter as a single parent, I completed course work with Harvard University receiving a certificate of completion in “Teaching for Understanding”. My character and leadership – both, courageous and strong, ensure that I will positively impact the students, staff and families of EUSD.
I am passionate about serving our children and building the capacity of others to create positive change. Using a proven track record for building networks and effective relationships, I am poised to facilitate courageous conversations and take action addressing issues.such as student achievement, and civic engagement. Bridging the gap between city, schools and community across divides like class, generation and race, Iam focused on moving our district forward in a progressive manner.