I am a retired public schoolteacher. There is nothing like the twinkle in their eyes and the smiles on their faces. Each day, when I opened the door and look into their eyes, I continue to be amazed that I had the privilege of being their teacher. Most of my students live dbelow poverty standards; I know firsthand what struggles their families are making financially and socially. Many of the families I tought have lost their homes because of the low wages, 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 had gone on to make millions of dollars elsewhere. Why did I stay for 45 years? I love teaching and will always be a teacher. Why do I want to be a Trustee? I feel it's the only way to make changes needed in our District. 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.
My teaching career gave me so much; I have learned humility, dignity and honesty, attributes needed to serve. We are controlled by lobbying firms and special interest groups and career politicians. 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, 2018 FPPC# 1287412 P. O. Box 730431 San Jose, California 95173 Evergreenvoice@aol.com 408 254-9864