Candidate for School Board
West Contra Costa Unified School District, Area #5
(Kensington, El Cerrito, East Richmond Heights, Richmond Annex and Marina, Pt. Richmond)
Leslie has been a public school advocate within the WCCUSD, Contra Costa County and Sacramento for over 13 years, and has a proven track record of bringing programs and resources to the WCCUSD. She's been involved in almost every parcel and bond campaign since 2007 helping to secure over $2 billion for buildings and programs within the WCCUSD. Most recently, she worked with a WCCUSD shareholder team and secured a $1.2 million grant from the Hewlett Foundation to develop student-centered, Deeper Learning initiatives and research-based partnerships. She served as the President of the Bayside Council of PTAs, and serves as Secretary for the district's LCAP committee.
She’s also a successful businesswoman with a 20+ year track record managing retail sales portfolios valued to $100 million. She’s got the business experience to help guide the district through these tough fiscal times. And it is not all about cuts; we need creative leadership to drive revenue by increasing enrollment and securing funds from philanthropy, industry and more.
She's the mother of two - one enrolled in WCCUSD schools and one a WCCUSD graduate entering his sophomore year of college.
She's proudly and humbly endorsed by the United Teachers of Richmond, West County Labor Coalition, Teamsters 856, Contra Costa Labor Coalition, El Cerrito City Councilmember Janet Abelson amongst others.