Six candidates are vying for three seats and four-year terms on the El Centro Elementary School District Board of Trustees for Tuesday’s election.
Name-Charles R. “Chuck” Fisher
Education-A.A. degree-Imperial Valley College; B.A. degree-San Diego State University; Master’s degree-Chapman College
Experience-2 years as a classified employee (instructional assistant), 18 years as a classroom teacher, and 18 years as a school site principal
Reason for running-I have a long history with ECESD. I believe my knowledge of the district and my experience will be a benefit. I know what works and what hasn’t worked. I know what can be modified to work better. I’m also open to new ideas.
Name-J. “Dr J.” Aghaloo
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Education-B.A. in biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; doctor of dental surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; U.S. Air Force: commissioned officer training (captain), Maxwell AFB, Ala, squadron officer school (leadership training) Air University, two year advanced education in general and cosmetic dentistry from Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Education-Bachelor’s in philosophy from University of California, Santa Barbara, master’s in education, University of Redlands
Experience-Executive director for the Imperial County Children and Families First Commission for the past nine years. Former assistant director for the California Student Opportunities and Access Program through San Diego State University, and through the Talent Search Program at Imperial Valley College. Former Imperial Valley College professor of philosophy, independent consultant/grants writer.
Reason for running-I believe that this is a good time to consider running, namely due to the challenges affecting the school system and our communities as we struggle through economic difficulties and systemic changes. I am also of the conviction that we should work to contribute to our public and the common good and therefore this is a great opportunity to give back to our community and possibly have a meaningful influence on the outcomes for children in El Centro.
Name-Michael R. Minnix