My name is Debra Schade and I am happy to share why I am passionate about the Solana Beach School District. I believe in the great democratic institution of public education and am a proud product of public schools. My three sons thrived in our district. As a school board trustee I lead with a laser focus on quality child-centered education "where learners find their voice, share their gifts and advance the world".

My professional background includes work in education, technology and research. I have an advanced degree in Public Health and am committed to education that focuses on the whole child. I am the current Vice President of the Solana Beach School District Board of Education. In 2018 I was elected as the California School Boards Association San Diego County Director and serve on the Executive Board of the San Diego County School Boards Association. I am active in our community as a board member for a non profit focused on teaching computer programming to underserved students in San Diego, a member of the Clean Energy Alliance Community Advisory Committee representing Solana Beach and a member of the County of San Diego Children, Youth and Families Behavioral Health System of Care Council.

I am seeking re-election because I have the passion, commitment and experience to continue to make a difference for our students. My years of service have provided me with a level of influence and advocacy at the federal, state and regional level which is critical to our district funding and mission. I am a 25 year resident of Solana Beach and love our community. It has been a great honor to serve Solana Beach and I value your trust and support to continue to fight for brighter futures for every student.