It's amazing to think I've been working for Tom Torlakson now for more than 30 years. Over that time Tom has been my boss, my teacher and mentor, and my friend.
I am so proud of what we've accomplished together--first for the people of Contra Costa County and now statewide.
I'm so glad the teacher and County Supervisor for whom I started working is now fighting for every one of California's 6.2 million students as State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Our team has fought tirelessly to secure more funding for our schools. And Tom's team has been striving to implement his Blueprint for Great Schools and do what is necessary to ensure every child receives a world-class education!
Friday, July 19, is Tom's birthday. Please join me in signing a online birthday card for him!
We'll share the signatures with Tom on his birthday so you can be part of the celebration!
Happy Birthday, Tom! Let's keep moving forward with our team on behalf of our students!