Welcome to the website of Elect Susie Castillo for Miami-Dade County School Board - District 5
I had the pleasure of meeting U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. He spoke at the Education Reform Task Force meeting, at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Orlando, FL. June 18, 2012
Those who know me know that education has always been at the center of my life, both on a personal and professional level. I have decided to take a leading role in helping to ensure a high-quality education for all our children and formally filed to run for the Miami-Dade County School Board to represent District 5.
As School Board Member for District 5, I will put my extensive experience as a former Miami-Dade County Public Schools employee, as well as my experience in municipal government, to work for our students. I believe my experience as a former school district employee and PTSA board member make me uniquely qualified to understand the issues affecting our school district. That experience, in combination with my extensive background working with schools in the City of Doral as part of the Mayor’s office, makes me qualified to start the job on day one.
It is time to put our children first. It is time to fight for public education, and to pay our teachers a fair salary so that we can have the best and brightest educators in our classrooms. It is time to fight on behalf of our parents to give them the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their children attend the best schools in the country. But most importantly, it is time to fight for our kids and to provide them with a world-class education that will prepare them for the future. These are my beliefs. This is what I envision for our school district and our children, and this is what I will fight for.
The experience necessary to get the job done is what I bring to the table. I am ready and willing to take your voice to the Miami-Dade School Board, but I will need your support to get there. I invite you to visit my website, www.ElectSusieCastillo.com to sign up for updates and learn more about me and our campaign. There you can also sign up to volunteer with us, as well as donate whatever you can to our efforts.
I hope that you will join me in this campaign to bring all our children a world-class education.