North Coast People’s Alliance Endorses G. Mario Fernandez for Eureka School Board
At its September 15th general meeting, the North Coast People’s Alliance unanimously voted to endorse G. Mario Fernandez for Eureka School Board Area 3 Trustee. As a former classroom aide and special needs behavioral aide, Fernandez has worked with many different teachers and students and understands the complexities of the classroom. Fernandez’s partner is a teacher at Winship Middle School and her perspective, combined with his personal experiences, are what inspired him to run for the Board.
“Parents need to feel secure that their children are in an environment conducive to positive growth,” said Fernandez. “Having a special needs sibling myself, I empathize with parents’ concerns around providing the resources necessary for their child’s growth and development.” He is concerned about the care and instruction of trauma-impacted students, along with the disharmony and distrust that he sees between teachers and the administration. “Teachers need to feel inspired and valued in their work. Students need a rich and diverse curriculum, and the support staff necessary to help to help them thrive academically and socially. Eureka City Schools needs leadership that values its students, school staff, and teachers because our community succeeds when our schools succeed. As a labor organizer, I am confident in bringing us together for the success of our students, schools, and community,” Fernandez said.
“There are major issues in Eureka City Schools and it’s important to have people like Mario on the School Board. People who are experienced and who will advocate both for students and for teachers,” said Carrie Peyton-Dahlberg, NCPA Steering Committee Vice Chair. “We are very proud to endorse G. Mario Fernandez for Eureka School Board.”
More information can be found at facebook.com/ElectGMarioFernandez.