I will bring broad perspective, education experience and advocacy skills to the Board

We need strong management and leadership to see us through this challenging time. While this crisis is creating disruption on an unprecedented scale, it also offers the opportunity for innovation and creative re-thinking of old paradigms. Seeking new ways of looking at our structures and programs doesn’t mean abandoning the integrity of who we are as a District! The broad perspective I have as a recent District parent and from my experience in other districts will be an asset in championing the unique qualities of CUSD while identifying areas for growth. I will use my analytic skills to define best practices and find creative solutions to areas needing improvement and the challenges posed by this crisis.

Student Centered

Every Board decision should be processed through the filter of answering the question “How does this best meet our students’ needs?”. Decisions should support the goal to create and maintain effective support structures and quality programs throughout the District that are as diverse and varied as the needs of the students we serve.

Supporting Teachers

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement” – Anatole France

 
Teachers and the relationships they develop with students are crucial to student success. Excellence in teaching is fostered when teachers have the support, resources and tools they need.

Stakeholder Agency

The impact of COVID has heightened the necessity of having clear, thoughtful and detailed communication between then Board and District stakeholders. I will work to build trust by ensuring that the Board provides an accessible and transparent forum for all stakeholders; Teachers, Parents, Students, and Community to express their concerns and ideas and find support.

When all groups have agency, policy and decision making will reflect that and better meet the diverse needs of our student population.

Fiscal Responsibility

COVID has created a situation where there is no doubt that the budget decisions will be difficult and that cost saving measures are likely. The Board needs to ensure that resources are allocated with equity, transparency and strategic considerations.

Community

Our CUSD District is an integral part of our greater community. One idea I have that I would like to put forth is to create a more formal, robust and active alumni network. This would help to facilitate connections between past students, current students and the community at large. Such networks can serve to galvanize more active District engagement, utilize brain trust and and create opportunities for mentorship and job and career networking. During this current crisis such a network connecting recent alum who are home from college with current students and parents could provide opportunities for support through tutoring and childcare.

About

I grew up primarily in Marin County and San Francisco and spent a considerable amount of my childhood years at our family home here in Carmel. As a young couple, my husband, our infant daughter, and I moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1994 but had to leave the area in 2001 to pursue career opportunities that took us down to Southern California and then back up to Silicon Valley. We knew we wanted to return to Carmel and in 2012 we finally were able to move back. When we returned, our son started at CMS and then graduated from CHS in 2018.

Alexis Delehanty

Education

Undergraduate

  • UCLA
  • Mills College, BA

Graduate and Specialized Studies

  • University of Paris/Sorbonne, Certificate in French Language
  • College of Notre Dame de Namur, attended graduate program in Multiple Subject Credential/Education
  • CBEST: Passed
  • CSET Multiple Subjects: Passed

Classroom Teaching Experience

I have classroom teaching experience in grades K-5th at the following schools and taught at Potrero Canyon School in Carmel Valley in the late 1990’s.

  • The Carey School, San Mateo
  • Lincoln Elementary, Burlingame (student teaching)
  • Forest Grove, Pacific Grove (student teaching)
  • Nueva Day School, Hillsborough (substitute)
  • Las Lomitas School, Menlo Park (After-school enrichment program)
  • Potrero Canyon School, Carmel Valley

Board and Committees

  • Strategic Panning Committee, Coyote Point Museum (now Curiodyssey)
  • Las Lomitas Educational Foundation
  • Las Lomitas PTA
  • School Climate Committee, La Entrada
  • Active in CMS PTO (co-chaired eighth grade dance and brunch)
  • Active volunteer at CHS for PTO events and sports

Thank you for your support!

Community Supporters

Susi Bradley
-CMS Science Teacher

Cathleen Rice
-CMS Staff

Mariangela Bisi
-Tularcitos Instructional Aide

Michael Zury
-Former Teacher & Tennis Coach

Joe Rice
-Retired Physics Professor,NPS

Elizabeth Chornesky, Ph.D

Charles Wahle, Ph.D

Sarah Hills

Cheryl Fraenzl

Lisa Talley Dean

Jon P. Dean

Robin Anderson

Don Leach

Libby McMahon

Ruth Thompson

Sarah Lacasse

Kimberli and Bryn Phillips

Trudy and Damon Anderson

Bill Douros

Kim and Jeff Ratto

Murial Lin

Debbie Winick

Please contact me with any questions or feedback. I value your input!

    Carmel Beach and Ocean photography by
    James Delehanty

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