EDITOR'S NOTE: Patch is running each Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees candidate's statement on file with the county Registrar of Voters office on consecutive days. Trustee Area No. 1 covers Capistrano Beach, Dana Point and parts of San Juan Capistrano.
NAME: Karin Schnell
OCCUPATION: Community Volunteer
My responsibility as a board trustee will be a strong commitment to the well-being and education of all children. It’s important that we educate the whole child and that students learn the creative skills they need to succeed in the workforce.
As a board trustee, it is important to be an effective communicator, listener, decision maker and consensus builder, all for the best education possible while working to maintain strong fiscal parameters.
I have a master’s degree in exhibition design/museum studies from CSU Fullerton, where I teach a museum education class. My undergraduate degree is in arts education. My professional career has been with non-profit arts organizations. I also serve on non-profit boards and as an arts commissioner at the John Wayne Airport and Dana Point.
I helped coordinate the Capistrano Alliance for Arts Education, bringing together community and business leaders, administrators, educations and parents to raise awareness and advocacy for arts education in the district.
My two children started and graduated form the district and local colleges. My husband and I moved to South Orange County because of the quality education CUSD offered then and continues to offer today. Vote Karin Schnell CUSD Board of Trustees, Area 1.