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About katjaog

As a naturalized US citizen I love my new country and as many other legal immigrants I myself have been and still am a DREAMER. I have been actively involved in local communities for over 20 years. I have been elected by the people to: A. * The Governing Board of Education of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District where I served as the Board Member and President for over 15 years. In this capacity I have achieved the following: 1. Introduced small class sizes - up to 20 students at elementary schools and 26 students at the middle schools 2. Strengthen and expanded the music education 3. Expanded foreign language studies by introducing : Italian and Japanese foreign languages 4. After my proposal to organize the AP programs at the Seaside High School was denied by all members of the Board and then Superintendent, - I organized the Study Group of the members representing Carmel Unified School District, Pacific Grove Unified School District, Naval Post Graduate School, Defense Language Institute and the Monterey County Office of Education to "tackle" this issue by discussing the values of the AP programs they students might have at the Seaside High School. The final outcome of this discussion opened the door for then predominantly minority students attending the Seaside High School to be given opportunity to enroll in the AP classes and so join the other local schools on the Monterey Peninsula. Today this school became one of the leading local schools. 5. Opened up the possibility for the minority representatives to join the schools' administration and management. It was non existent in the MPUSD at that time. 6. Supported all teachers and their union to secure their more visible presence in decision making process at the management level relative to the curriculum, classroom activities and higher salaries that would reflect their hard work and educational contribution in teaching all the students of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. B.* Elected College Trustee of the Monterey Peninsula College Trustee Board of Education for 4 years. 1. When I joined this Board the majority of the members lived in the most expensive local cities, Carmel, Carmel Valley and the gate community of Pebble Beach "golfing kingdom". The elections were held "at large" that actually meant only the well-to-do residents could afford running for the College Board. Besides this, the members who represented these plush areas could not and were not aware of the needs of other cities predominantly representing the members of the minority groups. I introduced the reorganization of the election "at large" to the elections by the districts/cities areas. As a Treasurer if the local chapter of NAACP I approached then President and other Board members to join me in the re organisational efforts. The long work that followed was productive and successful: election of "at large" was replaced by "election by the cities". Finally, all residents and local cities were represented equally!! C.* Member of the local County Democratic Central Committee for over 15 years. - elected by fellow members : PR person - Vice Chair - Chair. D* Member and Vice President of the local Assembly District - AD; E. *Elected delegate to the California Democratic Party Executive Committee. F. *Appointed by then California Democratic Chair Gov. Jerry Brown to California Democratic Party Legislative Committee as a co-Chair. G.* Co-Founder of California Democratic Party Rainbow Caucus. H.* Vice Chair of California Democratic Party Rainbow Caucus. J* As a Life Member of NAACP I was a very active member and served as PR representative, Treasurer, Vice President and President of the local NAACP Chapter. In all these functions I worked hard and made significant changes that benefited many... I have always stood up and I am still standing up for the equality and the opportunity for ALL - not only for a few.


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Kosovo is Serbia

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