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Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2005 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Dale Petrulis

Candidate for
Board Member; Redondo Beach Unified School District

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As a board member, I will BALANCE the needs of students, the freedom of teachers, and the responsibility of oversight and accountability for the district and the Redondo Beach community.

My 36 years in education have supported all students having access to high quality instructional programs and support to teachers and administrators to have the means to provide high quality instruction. In order to provide our children with a superior educational experience, we must:

  • focus on children in all decision-making, while supporting teachers and parents to participate fully and successfully. We must keep in mind that satisfied and competent adults provide superior service and support to children
  • provide an environment that is nurturing, supportive to all stakeholders and provide opportunities for shared leadership and responsibility.
  • hold high expectations for the entire school community, providing support to ensure that expectations can be met.
  • take outstanding care of the adults, teachers, parents, community members, administrators) building a level of honesty, trust, communication, and collaboration.
  • provide ongoing professional development for all staff, as well as training for parents to ensure that all stakeholders have the skills to meet the needs of the school community
  • provide a collaborative and cooperative school, teaching and learning environment by design; put systems and structures in place to ensure cooperation and collaboration
  • honor the work of others and share honors with students, teachers, parents and the community.

I have promoted a collaborative and cooperative school, teaching and learning environment that has resulted in increased student achievement, stronger teacher, parent and community satisfaction, and greater stability and higher morale in the organization. My leadership supports the growth of all stakeholders to be stronger students, teachers, parents and administrators.

Please see to learn about my philosophy as retold by former employees.

"The measure of a society is its reverence for children" Dr. Arnold Gesell (Gesell Instutute of Human Development)

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