Paul White for School Board Trustee, District G, At-Large

Washoe County School District

Qualifications
  • PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPERIENCE - 27 YEARS

    • VALLEJO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
      Elementary School Teacher / Head of Discipline
    • VENTURA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      Court & Community Schools, Principal and Teacher
    • LOS ANGELES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      Community Day School, Teacher and Acting Principal
    • VALLEY CENTER, CA
      Middle School, Principal and Teacher
    • SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      Middle School, Principal and Teacher
    • SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
      Charter School, Elementary Teacher, Principal and Superintendent
    • DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      Middle School Teacher
  • PRIVATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS - 11 YEARS, TEACHER/ADMINISTRATOR

    • Ventura
    • Reno
    • San Francisco
  • CURRENT ACTIVITIES IN EDUCATION REFORM

    • Founder of EducationCrusade.org
    • Private Teacher/Tutor
    • Consultant
    • Public Speaker
    • Author
  • AS A SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE

    I would demand WCSD schools that educate and prepare students for responsible futures as I did for thousands of students and families throughout my career. 

    • Schools that start on time and have extremely high attendance rates. Chronic tardiness and absenteeism don’t work in schools any more than they do in future employment.
    • Schools where students either show up appropriately dressed and respectful or are removed from classrooms and/or the campus until they comply with reasonable standards for both.  NO teacher can teach – NO student can learn – NO school is safe – unless it is built on a foundation of respect for reasonable authority.
    • Schools that are drug/alcohol free.  One-third of U.S. public schools drug test, as did MY schools over a 22-year period – 100% VOLUNTARILY –  decreasing drug use to almost zero. WCSD staff and students estimate that 50 to 75% of students use drugs on campus during school hours. There is an urgent need to address drug and alcohol use on school campuses.
  • EDUCATION

    • MASTER’S DEGREE
      University of San Francisco, Education Administration
    • BACHELOR’S DEGREE
      Eastern Michigan University, Education/English
    • CREDENTIALS
      NV & CA Administration and Teaching
  • REASON FOR SEEKING THE POSITION

    The AMA and the FAA would never be administered by nonmedical personnel or those who had never flown an aircraft. However, no trustee on the WCSD school board has any real life experience in academic classroom teaching, serving as a K-12 principal or superintendent, balancing public school budgets, supervising K-12 teachers, or maintaining respectful and safe, schoolwide learning environments.  I accomplished all of the above for decades.

    I am seeking the position of School Board Trustee for District G, At-Large because the present situation must change if Washoe County and our children are to have a successful future. I have the proven ability and the moral courage to do whatever needs to be done to accomplish this.

    • The 12 public schools I taught at and led over a span of 27 years achieved record highs for academic achievement.  Meanwhile, 90% of WCSD high school graduates don’t qualify for college-level classes.
    • The schools I taught at and led became safe, respectful, and orderly. Disturbingly, 2/3 of WCSD teachers who responded to a survey stated that they had either been assaulted by students or knew a teacher who had been, and disrespect of school staff was rampant.
    • The schools I led ALL had balanced or surplus budgets.