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Los Angeles County, CA November 5, 2013 Election
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Ruhiyyih Yuille- An Educator for School Board

By Ruhiyyih N. Yuille

Candidate for Governing Board Member; Monrovia Unified School District

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As a board member Ruhiyyih Yuille brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table.
Ruhiyyih N. Yuille


Monrovia High School 1994 University of Redlands BA Communicative Disorders/ Women's Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa1998 University of Redlands MS Speech and Language Pathology/ Language and Learning Credential Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa 2000 PHD Candidate Claremont Graduate University Transformative education

Work and Service

Louhelen Baha'i School 1994- present Curriculum Development and Youth Mentor

Baldwin Park Unified School District 2000-present Speech Language Pathologist/ Educational Specialist

Orange County Unified School District 2002-2004 Workshop Facilitator

Personal Statement

My purpose in embarking on this path is to be of service to the community. Service on the school board is not a political aspiration, but a passion for the betterment of our society on the "front lines". Schools can- and should- serve as the portal for change in the life of the entire community. On this subject, the California School Boards Association has identified five lines of action that school boards are entrusted by citizens in their community to accomplish. They are as follows:

Setting Direction/ Provide Support for District Staff My educational background and strengths in collaboration and communication will assist the board to create a vision that incorporates the wants and hopes of all stakeholders so that ALL students achieve their full potential. It will also inform the board's dedication to transformative and useful teacher and administrator training.

Establish Effective and Efficient Structure I am a curious about and anxiously concerned with the academic excellence of all students. Those attributes will contribute to the conversation as the board works to evaluate, attract and adopt excellent curriculum, teachers, and administrators.

Ensuring Accountability/ Act as Community Leader My work and service experience in the field of education has led me to understand the power of honest self-evaluation, reflection and accountability. My training in positive inquiry and data collection will serve as a valuable tool to measure and monitor student achievement and program effectiveness.

Using the aforementioned structure, the school board (acting as a team) can work to address a community issue that is my focus: student achievement and excellent teaching for ALL!

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