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Nevada Joint Union High School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 5

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Sonia Delgadillo

Community College Instructor
3,406 votes (46.33%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improving learning and opportunity for all types of students and make budgetary and programmatic decisions that reflect this priority.
  • Accountability related to goals and finances to earn the confidence of the community.
  • Communication and transparency with parents, teachers, students, and community members by going above and beyond statutory requirements.



Profession:Community College Instructor
Instructor, Sierra College (2006–current)
Tutor for Indian Education Program, Nevada County of Superintendent of Schools (2009–2013)


San Franacisco State Univerity Master of Arts, English (1995)
San Francisco Bachelor of Arts, English (1993)


I'm a community college instructor, former tutor with the Nevada County Superintendent of School, and a frequent volunteer with youth groups.  

For the last nine years, I have served as a performing arts and library booster, Senior Grad Night Committee Chair, senior project judge, Site Council parent representative, and community representative on Bear River accreditation interview.  Because of my serious commitment to students, I have been asked to and have served on District committees including Strategic Planning, Local Control Accountability Plan, and Facilities Planning. 

During this time, I have regularly met with Bear River and District administrators, read and analyzed District budgets and plans, and attended School Board meetings.  This work has brought attention to and support for various programs and needs at Bear River including:  providing after school tutoring, increasing Librarian to FT, maintaining 2 FT counselors when District planned to cut to 1.5, purchase of marquee, supporting a robust performing arts program by reinstating a drama class and a dedicated Theater Manager to name a few. 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Wayne Klauer, Former NJUHSD Trustee, Area 5
  • Susan Kirk, Bear River Community Parent Group, President 2012 - 2018
  • Lauretta Muzio, Former PRUSD Board President

Individuals (32)

  • Michael Freedman, Former NJUHSD Trustee, Area 4
  • Jim, Adams, Former NJUHSD Trustee, Area 4
  • Susan Clarabut, Assistant Superintendent, Grass Valley School District, Retired
  • Jim Nieto, Bear River, Social Studies Teacher
  • Jennifer Weir, Bear River Science Teacher
  • Jeff Carrow, Bear River Social Studies Teacher
  • Mitzi Fishman, Bear River Band & Music Boosters, Past President
  • Matt MacDonald, Bear River Social Studies Teacher
  • Melinda Nat, PRUSD Speech Language Pathologist
  • Tina Toft, Cottage Hill Teacher
  • Sherlyn Reafsnyder, Bear River English Teacher
  • Dan Bussinger, Bear River Spanish Teacher
  • Susan Trant, Sierra College Professor Emeritus
  • Dr. Reyes Ortega, PhD, Sierra College Counselor/Instructor
  • Dana Shulman, Small Business Owner and Sports Booster
  • Brian Hollister, Local Business Owner and Football Booster
  • Mike Merrill, 4th Generation Nevada County
  • Kristen O'Shea, PhD, Sierra College Instructor
  • Jackie Hollister, Alta Sierra Teacher
  • Amanda Potts, ASB President 2017
  • Max McDaniel, ASB Treasurer 2017
  • Emily Raymond, Bear River ASB Vice Presdient 2016
  • Lily Carrow, Bear River ASB President 2016
  • Brett & Carrie Green, Bear River FFA Boosters
  • Kevin & Stacy Guerrero, Bear River Music Boosters
  • Kerry Kelley, Alta Sierra Teacher
  • Lynette Merrill, Alta Sierra Teacher
  • Chuck Nat, Magnolia Intermediate School Teacher
  • Jeff Peach, Magnolia Intermediate School Teacher, Retired
  • Anne Vaaler, Former PRUSD Music Teacher
  • Jill Sypnicki, Cottage Hill Teacher
  • Amy Linden, Former Bear River Librarian, Drama Director

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe goals are best accomplished by respectful engagement, transparency, and honest collaboration.  Because the office I seek is that of school board trustee, I am mindful that trustees conduct business in a way that sets an example for good citizenship for our students.  Because a school board has great responsibility, and the community has placed trust in it related to both education and finances, it is essential that a trustee not be afraid to ask tough questions and insist on accountability.

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