General Election 2018

Ann Maggio Thanawalla

Election 2018 School Board Candidate Ann Maggio Thanawalla with grassy field in background
Election Date
Nov 6, 2018
Candidate Type
School Board
Occupation
School District Mom
Candidate Statement in English

I am a 19 year resident of Santa Monica and long-time active participant in Santa Monica’s education, arts and business communities. If elected, I would become the only mother on the School Board with a child currently enrolled in our District. I bring a broad range of skills and experience, as well as fresh perspective and dedication to the excellence and vitality for which education in SMMUSD is known. 

As a School Board member, these are among the issues I will continue to advocate for:

 ● Clean, environmentally safe, and secure schools
 ● Healthy school lunches
 ● Curriculum expansion
 ● School community engagement
 ● Development of critical thinking skills
 ● Protection of student and parent data
 ● Middle school sports teams
 ● Fiscal responsibility 

My community participation and professional experience include:

SMMUSD Visual and Performing Arts District Advisory Committee (currently serving 2nd term) ● Santa Monica Committee for Racial Justice (2015 - Present) ● SMMUSD Local Control Accountability Plan Consultation Committee (2015 - 2017) ● Roosevelt Elementary Site Council (2015 - 2017) ● Santa Monica Public Arts Committee (2004 - 2014) ● Account Executive, ArtNews & Division of Time Inc. ● Advertising Director, Art & Auction and other art/culture/travel/design related publications 

A Vote for Ann is a Vote for Excellence!

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Declaración del candidato en Español

Soy residente de 19 años de Santa Mónica y siempre he participado activamente en la educacion, comunidad de artes y negocios de Santa Mónica. Si soy electa, sería la única madre en la Junta Escolar que tiene un hijo actualmente inscripto en nuestro distrito. Tengo una amplia variedad de habilidades y experiencia, además de una perspectiva nueva y dedicación a la excelencia y vitalidad que caracterizan a la educación en SMMUSD. 

Como miembro de la Junta Escolar, estas son algunas de los asuntos que continuaré abogando:

 • Escuelas limpias, seguras y sin riesgo ambiental
 • Almuerzos saludables en las escuelas
 • Ampliación del en la escuela currículo
 • Participación de la comunidad escolar
 • Desarrollo de habilidades de pensamiento crítico
 • Protección de los datos de padres y alumnos
 • Equipos de deportes en escuelas deb secundarias
 • Responsabilidad fiscal 

Mi participación en la comunidad y experiencia profesional incluye: 

Comité Asesor del Distrito de las artes visuales y escénicas de SMMUSD (segundo mandato en transcurso) • Comité de Santa Mónica para la Justicia Racial (2015 - actualidad) • Comité Consultivo SMMUSD Local Control Accountability Plan (2015 - 2017) • Junta Escolar de Roosevelt Elementary Site Council (2015 - 2017) • Santa Monica Public Arts Committee (2004 - 2014) • Ejecutiva de Cuentas, ArtNews & Division of Time Inc. • Directora de Publicidad, Art & Auction y otras publicaciones relacionadas con arte/cultura/viajes/diseño. 

¡Un voto para Ann es un voto para la excelencia!


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