Yesterday, the Anaheim City School District Board of Education voted to appoint Jackie Filbeck to the board vacancy created by the resignation of James Vanderbilt, now a member of the Anaheim City Council.
I wasn’t able to attend yesterday’s ACSD Board meeting at which she and the other applicants – Maureen Christensen, Victoria Ramirez and Veronica “Ronnie” Mayer – were interviewed and voted upon, so I don’t have many details on how the nominating and voting went down. I’m told the board member Bob Gardner made the motion to appoint Filbeck, which was seconded by Jeff Cole. Gardner, Cole and new board member DR Heywood voted for Filbeck, with newly-elected board member Ryan Ruelas voting “no.”
This is how Ms. Filbeck described herself when she applied for a vacancy on the Anaheim Union High School District Governing Board in 2012 (as transcribed by OC Political):
Jackie Filbeck (R-Anaheim): She noted her working relationships with each of the elementary school boards that feed into AUHSD, her experience on education committees, her roots in Anaheim, and her professional background in accounting and contracts. She believes the board “manage[s] the district collaboratively” to ensure student success, sets policies and negotiates contracts, and serves as a community representative. She states outstanding board members “do their homework;” investigate issues; stay informed; are each a people person who interacts with the community, staff, and students; represent the district to the community; and need to be nice people. Her involvement in Anaheim schools included three years as a PTA President, work with school board members, service on numerous committees, art programs, school carnivals, reading programs, growing a PTA board from 4 people to 50 people, sports leagues like NJB and JUSA, directing girls’ softball; she stated she gained knowledge of parliamentary procedure from her group involvement; she has been a real estate agent, managed trust funds, been a notary, been a certified signing agent, a businesswoman, a Field Representative for Assemblyman Chris Norby, and a 12-year St. Jude volunteer. She stated she would be honored to serve, was motivated to apply on her own and by herself alone, is a good learner, wants to expand mentoring and tutoring programs, and would like to serve as a community resource.
Congratulations to Ms. Filbeck!