Name : Mr. Kalen Gallagher
Age : 29
Place of residence : San Jose, CA
Attended college : Yes
College : UC Davis
Degree : B.A.
Year of graduation : 2005
University : UC Davis School of Law
Area of research : Law
Year of graduation : 2009
Job titles held : Teacher, Education Technology Entrepreneur
Employers : KIPP Heartwood, ClassDojo
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Campbell Union High School District
Previous elective offices : n/a
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : n/a
Address 3101 Magliocco Drive
Name : n/a
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I grew up in the Campbell Union High School District and I am a proud graduate of Westmont High School. I am extremely passionate about using my experience as a teacher in East San Jose and as an entrepreneur at an innovative education technology startup to tackle the alarming issues that have plagued the Campbell Union High School District for years; issues that affect our community, our property values, and most importantly, the lives of our students.
My top priorities include:
1. Implementing programs to seriously address our district's 15% dropout rate.
2. Raising the low achievement scores that place us among the lowest in California when compared to similar schools.
3. Ensuring our teachers have the tools, technology, and training they need to succeed. Other priorities include building stronger partnerships with our K-8 schools, mobilizing alumni, local businesses, and the community toward a shared vision of success, and increasing student enrollment in college and vocational programs.
I hope you'll find my experience and passion for a strong public education worthy of one of your two votes. Learn more at www.kalengallagher.com or www.facebook.com/voteforkalen