About Me

Ellen Cochrane, Your School Board Representative

Nobody knows better than parents what their kids need. And nobody knows better than teachers, on the front lines every day, what students need to succeed. Respecting teachers, and promoting a partnership between the board, students, parents, and teachers takes politics out of the classroom, and allows the school board to get back to the basics of improving our schools. As a retired public school teacher with twenty years of public school teaching experience, I know a board member must be sensitive to neighborhood needs and focus on what students require. The success and future of our neighborhood schools is something I take as a personal responsibility. I've lived here all my life and attended David Lubin Elementary, Sutter Middle School and Sacramento High School. It is an honor to represent you in Area Two and I ask for your support for a second term as your school board trustee.

About Our Schools

First-Rate Teachers

I know from experience that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. SCUSD teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their lessons. I've worked diligently to bring excellent teachers into the district.

Student Centered

Students at our schools are smart, thoughtful, and invested. Our teachers work hard to give our students an engaging environment to excel in. Whether they're part of a discussion-based history lesson or building robots, our students keep pushing to succeed! I support equity in our schools, our Dreamers and access for all students to a quality education.  

On-going work

Facilities work is one of the hardest challenges for board members. Money should  be and is focused on students at Sac City. Area Two projects include Hiram Johnson field renovation, pool repair, tennis court resurfacing, Theodore Judah's new multi-classroom building and dozens and dozens of smaller, but important upgrades at area schools. I serve on the Facilities Committee and will continue to work hard to improve our school sites.

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