By Sophia Green –
I would first like to recognize those who made it possible for me to serve our children and their families, for that is the mission of every school in Fontana. I would like to thank everyone who helped me achieve this goal¸ including my supporters, donors, endorsers, and my family. I would not have been able to accomplish this without the help of each and every one of you. I am humbled by all the good wishes and the supportive words of wisdom.
I would also like the public to know I will do my very best, but I need your help. I am asking each of you, every student, your families and the entire community to do your part. Together, we will continue to create the schools we need to ensure the promise of a bright future for every chi ld. Together, we wi l l accomplish this dream. My mission is to realize the goal of a high quality education for all of our students, and my desire is that every child has the opportunity to become a productive, successful citizen of this great city and nation.
On November 2nd, Fontana citizens proved that they can elect people of character and integrity, that they care about having moral and ethical leadership for our schools.
In spite of some attempts towards creating division and mistrust, YOU spoke clearly in casting your votes. We all heard that Fontanans will no longer tolerate narrow minded views about people based on race, ethnicity, and religious or political bel iefs. What we heard on November 2nd is a call to tolerance, and a call for new leadership. We also heard a demand to cast aside the shadows of tyranny and oppression that have been hidden from public view. I promise to provide that leadership for every member of this community, including the teachers, administrators and classified staff who serve this district. Through my role on this board, I intend to build trust, to be honest and to demand transparency in this district. I need your promise to practice the same values, and to be involved in our schools.
To accomplish these goals, we must have open and honest communication. Please feel free to contact me, and feel secure in sharing your experiences and concerns. Every person’s comments, recommendations and concerns are important to me. Together, we can foster the climate of moral and ethical education that is essential for creating the best schools in the nation. I am looking forward to serving every person in this community for the next four years. It is a privilege and an honor to collaborate with the entire board to achieve the goals of graduating every student prepared for life.
Sophia Green was elected Nov ember 2nd to serve on the Fontana School Board.