Susan Wallace

Parent and community volunteer

Stanford BA, MA; MBA

The biggest investment we make as parents, and as a community, is in our children’s futures by funding local schools. I’d like to ensure that the time and money we spend on our children’s education is invested wisely. If elected, I will focus on improving academic achievement, increasing access to relevant technology and promoting parental input. I will listen to parents, and work with staff, to ensure our schools better meet the needs of all of our students. 

I am passionate about academic excellence. I was able to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Stanford, because of the advanced-placement program offered at the public high school I attended. I want to ensure that our children continue to have the same opportunities. That path starts in our kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. I am concerned that our children are being lost at both ends of the achievement spectrum. The goal must be to support and enrich each child’s educational journey. Although we must ensure that all students master a standard base curriculum of essential learning, we must also ensure that students’ enrichment and remedial needs are being met.

My children could not be growing up in a better community. With two kids in Brentwood schools, and a third at Heritage, I have a personal interest in making changes today while my children are still attending district schools. I have been a classroom volunteer, organized the past 13 Brentwood Elementary Bazaar fundraisers, coached Odyssey of the Mind teams for seven years, and served on the Brentwood Planning Commission.

I will do everything I can to ensure that Brentwood schools provide our children with an academic advantage as they confront the challenges of college admission and tomorrow’s job market.

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