Cheryl Gayfield

District: Lancaster School Trustee Area 1
Position Seeking: Governing Board Member

Question 1: Please share a meaningful experience you had with art (visual, dance, drama, music, media arts) while growing up.

I have had opportunities to participate in many art experiences growing up, I have had the opportunity to participate in culture dances, participate in plays, and create several art pieces in my younger years, one of my favorite activity was the clay hand print activity done in the first grade for Mother’s Day.

Question 2: What kind of creative solutions would you suggest to support student outcomes such as English language development, closing the achievement gap, and preparation for college and/or meaningful careers?

I would encourage more opportunities to create dialogues of writings for plays and other meaningful activities.

Question 3: What do you think should be the role of the School Board in ensuring that students have access to a broad range of study?

Being present in the schools being involved in activities ensure implementations of academic goals.

Question 4: In light of the Local Control Funding Formula and development of district Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), what are your creative solutions for achieving goals in the eight priority areas?

Ensuring that administration, teachers understand the goals and that they are implemented at the different sites and that the funding is supporting the LCAP goals.