Although there's one name on the ballot, it takes a team of committed people to win. I am grateful to members of my campaign committee, family members, friends, and supporters who helped these past few months.
Thank you, Fremont citizens, for your vote!
Fremont’s outstanding schools are the strength and heart of our community. Our children receive an excellent public education, as they prepare for success in college and careers while learning to appreciate the cultural diversity of their classmates.
It has been my honor to serve on the School Board. I am proud of the significant progress we have made. We have completed construction on the first new school to be built in over 20 years and have converted two of our junior highs to middle schools. With your support we have passed funding measures to upgrade our facilities, enhance instructional technology throughout the district, fund school libraries and provide teachers with the training and support needed for success. While this is great progress we continue to grapple with the residual effect of years of state funding cuts, a student achievement gap, and classroom overcrowding that leaves students unable to attend their neighborhood schools.
A principal whose work includes overseeing the Early Childhood Education Department at California School for the Deaf, parent of a FUSD student, with a Masters in Non-profit Administration, a Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and a Masters in Governance I have the education and professional experience needed to tackle these challenges.
I respectfully ask for your vote.
Michele Berke, Ph.D.
Board Trustee (Appointed 2015, Elected 2016)
Fremont Unified School District