Election 2022: Carson City School District Trustee District 1


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4-year term

Maria “Lupe” Ramirez

Occupation: Retired from Western Nevada College, School Trustee, incumbent

Age: 56

Contact:

mrami21@wgu.edu

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Maria “Lupe” Ramirez

 


Record of service, including incumbency, military or civilian service here

I worked at Western Nevada College for 32 years. I had the opportunity to assist with the implementation of Athletics and the Jump Start dual-enrollment program. I was also honored to found the Latino Leadership Academy. My involvement with these programs gave me the opportunity to work directly with students. I recognized that students can reach their highest potential by providing them with opportunities to excel and offering them the right support. Student-athletes had the opportunity to advance in both their academics and their careers, Jump Start participants had the opportunity to advance in their college career or complete an associate degree, and students in the Latino Leadership Academy overcame cultural barriers and recognized they were able to change statistics. Additionally, as a School Trustee incumbent, I have learned a lot in the last four years, and I recognize the importance of providing input to ensure our policies are meeting the needs of our current student demographic.


Education

Bachelor’s of Science, Business Management, from Western Governor University

Associate Degree, Business, Western Nevada College


Why are you running?

I believe I have the experience to serve in this role. In addition to my years of service in higher education, as school trustee, I have learned a lot in the last four years. I am seeking for the opportunity to continue exceling in this position to support the superintendent’s vision to empower all students in the Carson City School District.


Briefly describe the core duties of the position you are running for

Serve on the governing board for the CCSD. Develop or update policies for the district, general overview of the budget, work with the superintendent on the five-year Strategic Plan, attend required trainings and conferences. Participate in the public Board meetings scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.


A brief statement about your platform

Lead with Purpose – all students can reach their highest potential with the right support. We need to meet the students where they are. For example, if the students are ready to do rigorous work, encourage those students to participate in advance placement courses or in Jump-Start dual enrollment program. Empower Parents – Enhance parental engagement in our schools through teamwork and effective tools. They need to feel that they are part of the team. Strengthen Recognition – encourage and support recognition of educators, support staff, administrators and local partners to develop stronger partnerships for our educational system. Our staff, especially teachers, need to be recognized for empowering our future leaders in a more meaningful way.


What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

I bring 32 years of experience in higher education. At my previous employment, I had the honor to assist the administration with the development of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program and the Jump Start dual-enrollment program. I also had the privilege to found the Latino Leadership Academy. My involvement with these programs enriched my passion to be a champion for education. I believe the district is providing a strong foundation for all students to excel in life after high school graduation. I do think we need to do a better job in increasing parent participation to help students make the most out of their k-12 experience. As a parent, I am very grateful to the district for providing my daughter a strong foundation and the opportunity to achieve an associate degree and a high school diploma at the same time. As a result, she was able to complete a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Construction Management last May and start her career at the age of 22. I believe in giving back and I feel confident that I can continue contributing to the good things the district is offering the students in the Carson City School District.


Jason Stinson

Age: 42

Occupation: Garbage collector, driver.

Contact:

Stinson4carson.com

Stinson4carson@gmail.com

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Jason Stinson

 


Record of service

I am a father of 6 daughters, a husband, a strong leader. I have worked as a manager and trainer in multiple companies. I have the ability to listen and find solutions to issues when I get the details.


Education

I have attended college and i am 3 credits from receiving my associates degree in general studies. I'm an open minded optimistic leader.


Why are you running?

I feel the current board is undeserving our students and staff, I have listed to the many complaints from the children at various schools and the staff alike. School safety is poor at best and there is a massive amount of room for improvement.


Briefly describe the core duties of the position you are running for

It's our job to oversee the superintendent, listen to and parents, oversee the budget, and approve the curriculum.


A brief statement about your platform

I will support the students, listen to the community and help our teachers and staff.


What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position?

My ability to see issues for what they are and not sugar coat them, my leadership, and willingness to admit when we are wrong.


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