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Rescue Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Sheila Fruge

Business Owner/Parent
3,269 votes (6.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Communication: Improve school board public engagement and district communications, mental health support, safety plans, transparency and accountability
  • Innovation: Clean energy facilities upgrades, streamlined technology suite, hands on service and project based learning, maker spaces, inclusive evidence-based curriculum design
  • Equity: Closing the digital divide, access to food, clothing and mental health resources, improve PBIS and support for special needs, gifted, foster, ESL, and other minority groups



Evergreen State College Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (2000)


As a member of a bi-racial minority family, I'll bring a unique perspective and representation into the board room.

My professional background is in technology marketing and entrepreneurship. Our family legacy is one of service. My father is a veteran and retired nurse. My father in law served in three wars and finished his career as a Chicago police detective. We have several family members who have served in medicine, fire departments and the military. We respect and appreciate all the public servants in our town. We like to serve our community and model participatory citizenship for our boys. 

Community Service Exerience

  • Rescue Union School District LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Member
  • El Dorado County SELPA's Community Advisory Committee, facilitated a well attended parent training
  • Host family for Rescue Union School District's Chinese exchange student program
  • George Hall Elementary school site council member
  • Blue Heart International, helped a home makeover for a sex trafficking survivor
  • Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy training
  • Analytics chair for Women In Consulting
  • Adjunct Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension  
  • Mentor at Hult International Business School
  • Taproot foundation service projects: Curry Senior Center in San Francisco, The Wellness Community (Cancer Support) in Walnut Creek
  • Mediator for the Palo Alo City Mediator Program
  • YMCA before/after school staff
  • Americorps, served full time for one year as an elementary school facilitator 


  • Planned and managed large corporate budgets
  • Worked with diverse team members from around the world
  • Managed cross functional stakeholder engagement at a Fortune 500 
  • Organized high visibility collaborative events such as a Consumer Electronics Show product launch and a Palo Alto City Art Walk
  • Experienced with large scale technology systems: CRMs, CMS's, database integrations, project and portfolio management, and scrum methodology
  • Online marketing and measurement

Who supports this candidate?

Individuals (5)

  • Lori Hebert, Director Bay Area BlendEd Consortium
  • Mary Cary Leitherer, Former Board Chair, Coloma Lotus Fire District, Former El Dorado County Grand Jury Member
  • Monica Newton, Credentialed Elementary School Teacher and El Dorado Hills Mom
  • Christopher Romero, Founder CEO of Making Meals Matter
  • Elena Jennison, El Dorado Hills Mom of Three

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I support diverse perspectives, civic engagement, parent, child and teacher choice. As a board member I will be responsive to staff, caregiver and child requests.

Videos (1)

Sheila Fruge Introduction — October 23, 2020

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