ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Caroline Anderson advocates tirelessly for our local schools as a volunteer in the La Canada Unified School District (LCUSD). Wherever there is a gap, a need or an opportunity to volunteer, Caroline is the first to raise her hand. Even if it’s volunteering to direct the car line every morning or having to represent the school district’s foundation at back to school night.

Caroline is a La Cañada native. She lives with her husband, Marcotte and their two boys, Ethan and Liam.  When her oldest son Ethan entered the inaugural Transitional Kindergarten program in 2012, Caroline began volunteering at the school. Since then, Caroline has served across the District as a school volunteer, and in various Executive Board positions within the PTA at Palm Crest Elementary School, where she is the current PTA President.

This year, Caroline is also on the La Cañada High School 7/8 Executive Board as Historian, and she currently serves as Executive Vice President on the Executive Board of the La Cañada Council PTA, representing all LCUSD schools.

She served six years as a Director of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, including one year as President. Through her experiences, Caroline gained a broader view of needs across LCUSD -- a whole-District perspective she sharpened as a member of local schools Site Council and District Local Control and Accountability Plan committees. Now, with her sons entering 7th and 6th grades, Caroline seeks election to the LCUSD Board of Education.

Caroline will bring her grassroots energy to policy decisions that best advance the interests of all LCUSD families. In the community, Caroline is a member of the La Cañada Junior Women's Club and the La Cañada Chinese Club. Additionally, Caroline played a major role in the successful passage in 2020 of Measure LC to secure much-needed funds for local schools, as a campaign committee member responsible for voter outreach and voter call banks. Caroline looks forward to deepening her commitment to La Cañada schools as a Board member.

Caroline Anderson advocates tirelessly for our local schools as a volunteer in the La Canada Unified School District (LCUSD). Wherever there is a gap, a need or an opportunity to volunteer, Caroline is the first to raise her hand. Even if it’s volunteering to direct the car line every morning or having to represent the school district’s foundation at back to school night.

Caroline is a La Cañada native. She lives with her husband, Marcotte and their two boys, Ethan and Liam.  When her oldest son Ethan entered the inaugural Transitional Kindergarten program in 2012, Caroline began volunteering at the school. Since then, Caroline has served across the District as a school volunteer, and in various Executive Board positions within the PTA at Palm Crest Elementary School, where she is the current PTA President.

This year, Caroline is also on the La Cañada High School 7/8 Executive Board as Historian and currently the Executive Vice President on the Executive Board of the La Cañada Council PTA, representing all LCUSD schools.

She served six years as a Director of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, including one year as President. Through her experiences, Caroline gained a broader view of needs across LCUSD -- a whole-District perspective she sharpened as a member of local schools Site Council and District Local Control and Accountability Plan committees. Now, with her sons entering 7th and 6th grades, Caroline seeks election to the LCUSD Board of Education.

Caroline will bring her grassroots energy to policy decisions that best advance the interests of all LCUSD families. In the community, Caroline is a member of the La Cañada Junior Women's Club and the La Cañada Chinese Club. Additionally, Caroline played a major role in the successful passage in 2020 of Measure LC to secure much-needed funds for local schools, as a campaign committee member responsible for voter outreach and voter call banks. Caroline looks forward to deepening her commitment to La Cañada schools as a Board member.

Running to take on hard issues that matter to our students:

1. Designing education success during COVID and beyond

The COVID pandemic forced us to reevaluate how education is delivered. We turned 385 years of public education completely upside down in a matter of weeks. Together, we can use this opportunity to improve experiences and outcomes for all learners. Instead of looking at this disruption as a burden or chore, let’s look at it as a chance to be innovative and create new ways for educators to work in partnership with students who may benefit from different approaches to their coursework. We can spur innovation and support students as they discover their own strengths and passions.

2. Spotlighting Social and Mental Health

The social and emotional health of our children is paramount. A child who is struggling with depression, substance abuse, or anxiety will face difficulty succeeding in the classroom. With the added pressures / stress of the pandemic, we need to find additional ways to support our students. This includes growing our commitment to students’ well being through greater access to mental health counseling services TK-12.

3. Building a strong IT infrastructure

A critical part of any LCUSD technology plan is improving IT infrastructure and allocating adequate funds to support distance learning in a post-COVID world. This means working through security challenges with distance instruction, more efficiently monitoring numerous websites, and streamlining the amount of platforms that the district uses to push out school work. Our changing digital world necessitates building a stronger system for use districtwide that promotes cohesion and simplicity of navigation. Importantly, with robust planning, we can track students who are not engaged in learning and get them the help they need.  

4. Enhancing Communication

Improved communication starts with a commitment to engage and inform students, families, educators, district staff, and the broader LCUSD community on School Board actions and progress with transparency. By widely sharing up to date policy decisions that impact our students across all available platforms, the District is better positioned to prevent misinformation from spreading, and to build a greater sense of shared priorities and goals with families. 

Running to take on hard issues that matter to our students:

1. Designing education success during COVID and beyond

The COVID pandemic forced us to reevaluate how education is delivered. We turned 385 years of public education completely upside down in a matter of weeks. Together, we can use this opportunity to improve experiences and outcomes for all learners. Instead of looking at this disruption as a burden or chore, let’s look at it as a chance to be innovative and create new ways for educators to work in partnership with students who may benefit from different approaches to their coursework. We can spur innovation and support students as they discover their own strengths and passions.

2. Spotlighting Social and Mental Health

The social and emotional health of our children is paramount. A child who is struggling with depression, substance abuse, or anxiety will face difficulty succeeding in the classroom. With the added pressures / stress of the pandemic, we need to find additional ways to support our students. This includes growing our commitment to students’ well being through greater access to mental health counseling services TK-12.

3. Building a strong IT infrastructure

A critical part of any LCUSD technology plan is improving IT infrastructure and allocating adequate funds to support distance learning in a post-COVID world. This means working through security challenges with distance instruction, more efficiently monitoring numerous websites, and streamlining the amount of platforms that the district uses to push out school work. Our changing digital world necessitates building a stronger system for use districtwide that promotes cohesion and simplicity of navigation. Importantly, with robust planning, we can track students who are not engaged in learning and get them the help they need.  

4. Enhancing Communication

Improved communication starts with a commitment to engage and inform students, families, educators, district staff, and the broader LCUSD community on School Board actions and progress with transparency. By widely sharing up to date policy decisions that impact our students across all available platforms, the District is better positioned to prevent misinformation from spreading, and to build a greater sense of shared priorities and goals with families. 

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