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Alameda County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Linda Canlas

Candidate for
Board Member; New Haven Unified School District

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  • Resident of Union City, California since 1983. Homeowner in Union City since 1983.

  • Education

- Graduate, Moreau High School, Hayward

- Graduate, California State University, East Bay, BA in Liberal Arts

- Graduate, California State University, East Bay, Masters in Educational Leadership

  • Professional Experience in Education

- California State Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

- California State Professional Administrative Credential

- 19 years of experience as classroom teacher

- 10 years of experience as Vice Principal and Principal

- Lead Presenter, Fifth Annual Summer Institute, National Educational Services, Professional Learning Communities at Work. Topic: An Integrated School Improvement Process and Building Leadership Capacity Through Inquiry

- Completed Space Science Educator's Program, U.S. Space Academy, Huntsville, AL

- former Member, Advisory Board, Department of Educational Leadership, California State University, East Bay

- former Program Quality Review (PQR) Consultant/Lead Trainer, Alameda County Office of Education

- former Student-at-Risk/Drug Prevention Coordinator, Newark Unified School District

- former Coordinator, Student Conflict Resolution

- former Performing Arts Mentor Teacher, Newark Unified School District

  • Community Involvement in New Haven Unified School District Education

- Member (parent volunteer), New Haven Unified School District Strategic Planning Team

- Co-Chairperson, Cabello, Delaine Eastin, and Alvarado Middle School School Site Councils

- Member, James Logan High School School Site Council

- Member, James Logan High School Marching Band and Color Guard Boosters. Chaperone for trip to China for 2008 Olympics; Lead Chaperone (2009)

  • Other Community Service

- St. Anne Catholic Church, Union City: Pastoral Council Facilitator (Chairperson); Marriage Preparation Ministry; Director Aloha Ke Akua Hawaiian Choir; Adult and children faith formation teacher (catechist).

- local Hawaiian community: Member, Board of Directors, Ukuele Festival of Northern California; Member, Kaleponi Strings of Northern California Ukulele Group

  • Family:

- Dennis LaFlam (husband): Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Married 32 years.

- Jacqueline Canlas-LaFlam (daughter): graduate, James Logan High School; graduate, Chabot College; graduate Univiersity of California Los Angeles; graduate, University of California Hastings College of Law; practicing Attorney-at-Law, State of California

- Camille Canlas-LaFlam (daughter): graduate, James Logan High School. Currently undergraduate at University of California Santa Barbara

  • Personal Background

- Born in Philippines. Naturalized U.S. Citizen.

- Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and Fremont, California.

  • Hobbies and Interests

- Amateur Harpist

- Ballroom dancing

- Polynesian / Hawaiian culture

- Enjoy playing ukulele, especially traditional Hawaiian music

- Gardening

- Travel

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