Three candidates hope for Board of Education seat

Candidate worked with various education entities
By: Bridget Jones, Journal Staff Writer
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Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles on candidates running for Area 2 of the Placer County Board of Education. Lorene Euerle, 52, is running for the Area 2 seat of the Placer County Board of Education. She is running against Suzanne Jones and incumbent Trevor Sanders. The Area 2 seat of the board represents the Loomis area of Placer County. There are eight candidates vying for three seats on the Board of Education. Euerle is an education programs consultant for the California Department of Education. She has two sons, Scott, 22, and Duane, 26. She holds a Career Secretarial diploma from Heald Business College, an associate of the arts degree from Sierra College, a bachelor of vocational education from Sacramento State University and a master’s in educational leadership and administration from Chapman University. She served as a Loomis School Board trustee and on the Placer County Committee for School District Organization. In her job she oversees programs that serve at risk students in the juvenile hall and court community schools for all 58 counties in California. Q: Why are you running? A: I believe in education, and I love working with school districts in our county. I want to run for the board because I want to make a difference. I want to be on the board and be a part of that team that makes a difference. Q: What do you bring to the table? A: I bring to the table nine years as a school board trustee on the Loomis School Board. I bring with me 13 years on the Placer County Committee for School District Organization. I also bring with me 29 years in the California Department of Education, and how educational programs are operated from our side of the books. One of my slogans that I’m working on is knowledge, experience and responsibility. Q: What are your goals if you are elected? A: (I want to) continue the fiscal responsibility that (the board is) already (enforcing). (I want to) ensure that the programs are serving our most at-risk students in all ways possible. I’m not going to change the world. I don’t have an agenda. (I’m interested in) bringing new education reform techniques, getting them in the classrooms if possible. I think it’s good to have an educator on the board. Q: Can you describe your ability to work with and influence other trustees? A: I would mention the background (of an issue) … and then I would have the pros and cons. And then if it’s possible I would have the fiscal (impact) too, and then present it. Listening, compromising, and talking it through and coming to consensus (is important), especially since you have to do all your work in open session, and do it politely. Reach Bridget Jones at