Old Dixie Schoolhouse

Today, I toured the Old Dixie Schoolhouse with Sukey Schwartz and civil rights leaders, Noah Griffin and Kerry Pierson. Thank you Perry for the terrific tour and hospitality.



Meetings attended 6/5/2018-6/26/2018

June 6, 2018  Miller Creek Science Garden Dedication Event
June 7, 2018  Meeting with former Dixie Trustee Karen Crockett
June 8, 2018  Dixie Elementary Volunteer Appreciation Assembly
June 8, 2018  Miller Creek Middle School Annual Breakfast Party
June 8, 2018  Can Do! Board meeting
June 11, 2018 Meeting with Omar Carrera, executive director of Canal Alliance
June 13, 2018 Miller Creek Graduation Ceremony
June 14, 2018 Mary E. Silveira Graduation Ceremony
June 20, 2018 Families Belong Together Event at Civic Center Post Office
June 22, 2018 Dixie Board of Trustees meeting
June 25, 2018 Meeting with County Supervisor Damon Connolly


Learn about Gaming Disorder from World Heath Organization


Congratulations MES Class of 2018

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Congratulations Miler Creek Class of 2018

I was honored to give remarks on behalf of the Dixie Board of Trustees tonight. Here is my short speech.

Class of 2018! I dreamed of capturing your attention with five hundred kittens and puppies, YouTube videos, and a surprise concert by Beyonce and Jay Z.

Instead, you will have to settle for some heartfelt words from me, one of your school board members and a mom to a graduating 8th grader .

I see you Class of 2018!

Parents, family, teachers, neighbors and friends from every nook and cranny of our community are here tonight. They see you too.

We see your quirkiness, your goofiness, your rolled eyes, your talents and the things that excite you.

We honor your accomplishments and forgive you for your mistakes.

We are proud of each one of you and we will always have your back.

Our community treasures our schools, teachers and education.

After you leave Miller Creek tonight, continue to cultivate your curiosity. Nourish your love of learning through old age. Read books, ask questions and invent solutions. These are the ingredients that make life interesting.

We need your community leadership.

Your generation has super powers: excellence, compassion, and creativity. Use them now. Do not wait until you are 15 or 25 years old.

You may have noticed that the adults are giving you a world that is not perfect. The future is in your hands.

The good news is that your generation already knows is already taking action.

We see you showing up in Orange and marching for your lives.

We see you participating in Beyond Differences, doing community service and deciding to be kind to each other.

We see you having each other’s backs.

Class of 2018! On behalf of the District Board of Trustees and your North San Rafael community, I congratulate you and have one last request.


Go outside. Daydream. Ask questions. Make new friends. Turn off your screens...and...sleep as much as possible.

Go Panthers!



If you, as a White person, would like to be treated the way Black people are in this society, stand.


Thank you Dixie volunteers!


Miller Creek Orchestra Party


Meetings attended 5/9/2018-6/5/2018

May 9, 2018  Joint Legislative Action Committee meeting
May 11, 2018 Mother's Day Tea with Tara Costello's students at Mary E. Silveira School
May 16, 2018 Meeting with Jason Yamashiro and District Wellness Committee
May 17, 2018 Meeting with Jonathan Long from Marin Community Foundation
May 17, 2018 Miller Creek Middle School Open House
May 18, 2018 Meeting with Marilyn Nemzer, Marin County Board of Education Trustee
May 19, 2018 Eichler Tour for CanDo! 
May 24, 2018 Dixie Elementary Art Show and Open House
May 30, 2018 Mary E. Silveira School Volunteeer Appreciation Breakfast
May 30, 2018 District Orchestra Concert at Miller Creek Middle School
May 31, 2018 Meeting With Cindy Johanson from Edutopia




Thank you Ms. Vakharia. I enjoyed the performances of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade orchestras. Bravo!