My name is Michael Utsumi and I believe in Dublin Schools and the high-quality education this district offers our children.
I have demonstrated that belief by my actions, work, and advocacy for more than 15 years, occupying many roles including: parent volunteer, School Site Council chair at three different campuses, advocate, fundraiser and community partnership coordinator, helping to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars into Dublin classrooms.
I have both the extensive experience and perspective necessary to serve the Dublin Unified School District ("DUSD") as the Trustee for Area 4.
Our Board must lead by example in demonstrating trust and stability, creating opportunities for collaboration and consensus and ensuring that we actively listen and respond to the needs of our community. I am committed to fighting for what I believe in, contributing to thoughtful, respectful dialogue and then supporting the decisions we have made as a collective.
We must continue to prioritize the academic success of all students as well as their social and emotional wellness.
We must provide teachers, leaders and staff the resources they need to weather this difficult time and move our district forward.
We must prepare for the future of our new facilities by spending smart and making the most of our finite resources to create the best possible learning environments for students.
We must move toward greater equity for our students by working diligently to close achievement gaps. We must do this purposefully, by asking what our students need, how we will get it for them and what barriers must be overcome.
DUSD will be put to the test on many levels over the next decade. I am prepared right now to be a leader on the Board, a champion for all students and would be honored to have your vote on November 3.