Dr. Jerry Dannenberg, Candidate VUSD Board of Education, Area 4

After much encouragement from friends and family, I have announced my candidacy for the Ventura Unified School District Board of Trustees, Area 4 for 2018.

I have watched my children and grandchildren rise through VUSD and have been shown time and time again just how great our schools and staff are. By being elected to the Board of Trustees, I hope to assist them in their continuous efforts to improve. I have over 40 years experience working in the public education system, as a classroom teacher, principal, district administrator and superintendent.  This real-world experience has given me the knowledge and skills to be a successful team board member. My intent is to serve as a board member, not as a superintendent. My training and experience has taught me the distinct differences between the superintendency and the Board of Education. I am ready to support our new superintendent and I am excited to serve our community.

I commit to you my full efforts, educational preparation and first hand experience. I ask for your vote and would appreciate your support on my candidacy. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me (805-901-0004). I would love to speak with you.

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Jerry Dannenberg

Candidate for Board of Education, Area 4

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“Our School Board needs someone who is realistic, understands data and budgets, focuses on solutions, and is straightforward. I support Jerry for School Board Member as a former colleague, friend, and devoted family man.”

-Lee Warner,  Retired VUSD Teacher and Principal

“A new board member will be soon taking my place on the VUSD School Board. Having served the district 29 years, I am somewhat opinionated in who takes my place 🙂  Having personally interviewed the three candidates within the past few weeks, I am convinced that Dr. Jerry Dannenberg is the right person for the job. He has the experience, knowledge and the will to do a great job for our children, their parents and the community. I urge you to vote for Jerry, he will be a great asset to the board.”

-John B. Walker, President, Board of Education, VUSD

“Ventura has a rare opportunity to elect a School Board Member who knows California’s public education system and has the best interest of kids at heart. Jerry Dannenberg served as the Superintendent of the Hueneme Elementary School District for 14 years. During that time, I served on its School Board. I observed that Jerry always found the best way to serve the varied needs of our students even through some of our most difficult times. He believes in treating all parties fairly and honestly and he expected the same from his staff. I have also come to know Jerry and his family personally, including his grandchildren. I know from both his educational professional life and his personal life, he is the “Real Deal!” An honest guy who wants to serve his community for the benefit of its children. Isn’t that what you want for a Ventura School Board Member?”

Scott Swenson, President of the Hueneme Elementary School District Board