About Susan

I am a mother of a child in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District and I believe that no one cares more about our children’s’ education than parents.  Currently none of the five FUESD Directors are parents of children in the District, which is why I am running to replace one of them in November 2018.  Fallbrook needs people who are personally invested in the community to lead the boards that guide organizations like FUESD.

I have been a community volunteer since I first moved to Fallbrook with my husband in 2003.  When my oldest son (now 11) began elementary school I started giving my time in his classroom and with the PTA.  Soon I was on the Board of the PTA and now, six years later, I am the Treasurer and have been President of the PTSA at my child’s school.  I also volunteer in the classroom every week, as well as serving on the School Site Council, so I have seen school policy from many angles.

My candidacy will be dedicated to asking questions:

Is our school district doing the best it can for our students?

Are the teachers getting the resources they need?

Are we doing everything possible to retain good teachers and help them improve?

Is the funding our district receives being used in the most effective way?

How can we encourage parents to choose to keep their children in FUESD schools, rather than moving to other districts or private schools?

These are the questions I will ask as I campaign for FUESD Board and once I am elected I will use my position to make sure that FUESD is doing it’s best for every student in Fallbrook.

Susan’s Experience

Treasurer, Maie Ellis Elementary PTSA Executive Board  July 2018-present

Chairman, Fallbrook Land Conservancy Board of Directors  August 2018-present

President, Maie Ellis Elementary PTSA Executive Board  July 2017-June 2018

School Site Council, Maie Ellis Elementary October 2017-May 2018

Vice-Chair, Fallbrook Land Conservancy Board of Directors  January 2017-August 2018

Communications Chair, Maie Ellis Elementary PTSA Executive Board  2015-2017 

Director, Fallbrook Land Conservancy Board of Directors  January 2016-2017

Vice-President, La Paloma PTA Executive Board  2014-2015

Volunteer, La Paloma PTA 2012-2014

Volunteer, Fallbrook Land Conservancy 2011-present

Fundraising Director & Volunteer, REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program 2003-2006


A.A. Business Administration (2003) San Juan College, Farmington, NM

B.S. Forestry & Wildlife (1998) Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


Gem of a Volunteer (2012) Fallbrook Land Conservancy