Kristy Woerz was a special education teacher for CVUSD since 1989 and retired this past year. Woerz was concerned about what was happening in the community, and when approached by people in the community who believed that she would do a great job on the board, she decided to run.
One of Woerz’s goals if elected is to put an emphasis on reading and literacy. As a young girl, Woerz herself struggled with reading and comprehension and now she is concerned about how the district approaches literacy.
Woerz is also focused on hiring and retaining teachers in CVUSD.
“We’ve had a big exodus and we really need to be concerned about how to retain our good teachers and recruit new teachers that are highly qualified,” she said.
Her other goals include transparent governance between the district and the public, equity in education and educational success, maximizing the district’s budget using her knowledge with her undergraduate degree in business administration, and maintaining the district moto of “all means all.”
“I have a very unique perspective because I’ve worked for the district for so long that I would be an asset for the school board. I just think and am concerned about the kids in this district,” she said.