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“Communities succeed when students succeed.”

As a SVUSD School Board member, this is my pledge:

  • You can trust that I will be accessible. I will always listen to concerns and receive input from students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff. Communication is key.
  • You can trust that I will give consideration to every issue which comes before the board.
  • You can trust that I will base my decisions on what is best for our students, schools, and staff.
  • You can trust that I will use my full energy to advocate for our children and our public schools at the local, state and federal levels.

As a former SVUSD teacher, I am particularly aware of what our classrooms really need, our limited funds need to be spent where they will do the most good for our students. Budgets must be transparent and we must maximize our state funding.

Our students sometimes face threats from physical violence, bullying, and social media. SVUSD must do all it can to address and prevent these threats and to keep our school campuses safe.

Our students deserve a 21st century education including high-quality academics, career preparation, and the skills to become contributing members of society. To achieve all of this, it is essential that SVUSD attract and retain the best teachers.

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As a SVUSD School Board member, this is my pledge:

  • You can trust that I will be accessible. I will always listen to concerns and receive input from students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff. Communication is key.
  • You can trust that I will give consideration to every issue which comes before the board.
  • You can trust that my decisions are based on what is best for our students, schools, and staff.
  • You can trust that I will use my full energy to advocate for our children and our public schools at the local, state and federal levels.

As a former SVUSD teacher, I am particularly aware of what our classrooms really need, our limited funds need to be spent where they will do the most good for our students. Budgets must be transparent and we must maximize our state funding.

Our students sometimes face threats from physical violence, bullying, and social media. SVUSD must do all it can to address and prevent these threats and to keep our school campuses safe.

Our students deserve a 21st century education including high-quality academics, career preparation, and the skills to become contributing members of society. To achieve all of this, it is essential that SVUSD attract and retain the best teachers.

“Communities succeed when students succeed.”

As a SVUSD School Board member, this is my pledge:

  • You can trust that I will be accessible. I will always listen to concerns and receive input from students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff. Communication is key.
  • You can trust that I will give consideration to every issue which comes before the board.
  • You can trust that my decisions are based on what is best for our students, schools, and staff.
  • You can trust that I will use my full energy to advocate for our children and our public schools at the local, state and federal levels.

As a former SVUSD teacher, I am particularly aware of what our classrooms really need, our limited funds need to be spent where they will do the most good for our students. Budgets must be transparent and we must maximize our state funding.

Our students sometimes face threats from physical violence, bullying, and social media. SVUSD must do all it can to address and prevent these threats and to keep our school campuses safe.

Our students deserve a 21st century education including high-quality academics, career preparation, and the skills to become contributing members of society. To achieve all of this, it is essential that SVUSD attract and retain the best teachers.

“Communities succeed when students succeed.”

Barbara’s Former Students

Barbara’s former students want you to know why they support Barbara for SVUSD School Board.

About Barbara

Barbara Schulman is running for Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board Member because her heart and soul have been in this district for almost 30 years.  She moved her family to SVUSD because her research showed her that it was the best of the best.  She wants to keep looking towards the future for the district.  Her children attended elementary through high school in Saddleback. They were involved in wrestling matches, color guard competitions, History Day performances, and much more.  Continuing the family commitment to education, her son is a teacher.   Her daughter is a partner in a CPA firm. 

Barbara has been a teacher from pre-school through adult transition in the district.  She mentored teachers at all levels through Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) programs as well as district-sponsored trainings.  She was named Teacher of the Year from two schools and went on to Orange County Teacher both times.  She was also honored to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Education Award from the Orange County Department of Education.

Barbara has held a variety of leadership positions from the district to the state level.  She served on the Community Advisory Committee and helped develop the first booklet parents received when they entered the district.  At Serrano Intermediate School, she was a member of the School Site Council. In August, 2012, the California State Assembly appointed Barbara to the Advisory Commission on Special Education by the California State Assembly and served as the Commission’s Vice Chair for three years.  When the California Special Education Task Force was enacted, Barbara was one of the few teachers appointed to be a part of this groundbreaking team.

Barbara is committed to the basic rights of all students, communication between the district and its stakeholders, and doing her part to make Saddleback schools the best through academic excellence, attraction and retention of the best teachers, and safety for all.

Barbara and her children
Barbara and her children
Barbara and her mother and brother
Barbara and her mother and brother