I am a public school teacher. There is nothing like the twinkle in their eyes and the smiles on their faces. Each day, when I open the door and look into their eyes, I continue to be amazed that I have the privilege of being their teacher. Most of my students live below poverty standards; I know firsthand what struggles their families are making financially and socially. Many of the families I teach have lost their homes because of the lending predators which seem to take advantage of those who cannot defend themselves.
It's tough being a teacher today; if it weren't for the students and the community I serve, I probably would have gone on to make millions of dollars elsewhere. Why did I stay for 36 years? I love teaching and will always be a teacher. Why do I want to be a Legislator? I feel it's the only way to make changes needed in our State. I want to help to find solutions to the many problems facing all of us; especially the poor. I want to continue to be a voice for those who are not represented. Many people have lost their jobs due to the partisan politics in Sacramento and lack of fiscal responsibility by our leaders.
My teaching career has given me so much; I have learned humility, dignity and honesty, attributes needed to serve. We are controlled by lobbying firms and special interest groups. We need a change.
Reading for their future/Leyendo para su futuro.
Community Service Is My Duty. Servicio Comunitario Es Mi Deber. With Honor, Integrity and Values. Con Honor, Integridad y Valores.
United Friends of Patricia Martinez-Roach East Side Board Of Trustees, 2016 FPPC# 1287412 P. O. Box 730431 San Jose, California 95173 Evergreenvoice@aol.com 408 254-9864