Re-elect Mark Sanchez for School Board!

Students, Parents, Teachers and all Educators WIN!  Thank you so much for all the support! Once again we’ve shown that you can run a truly grassroots campaign and win! Though we were out spent by every campaign and some candidates even outspent us over $10-$1, we are one of the top candidates with over 155,000 votes! I hope to work with my fellow Board of Education members to make the best decisions informed by knowledge of the hard work that goes on in classroom and in our schools.  Please stay in touch, reach out and stay informed. I look forward to working for you and with you.



Hello Friends,

It’s the last two weeks before election day! Many of you have donated both your time and money to help get me back on the SF Board of Education–I’m so very thankful!! If you have a little time to spare, we are almost there. Here’s how you can help:

Monday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 8, 7:00-9:00am

Visibility–meaning holding campaign signs and handing out palm cards to absolute strangers at important transit hubs (BART & MUNI).

Tuesday, November 8, 4:00-6:00pm

We will be joining Hillary Ronen’s campaign for District 9 Supervisor at her headquarters, 3417 Mission Street (@ Eugenia) and then heading out to voting precincts, staying the requisite yards away from the polling stations, and providing visibility to our campaigns and handing out slate cards.

Again, I so much appreciate your support. If you are so inclined, please choose one of the options, and let me know!

In Peace,



We are honored & excited to be one of the first board of education candidates to be endorsed by the Rose Pak Democratic Club! The Rose Pak Democratic Club works to elevate the voices of Asian Pacific Islander residents in San Francisco. Through a commitment to public service, the organization engages residents to be more informed, involved, and active in the political process and to provide a forum to discuss issues that impact the API community.

b1FEEL THE BERN! I was proud to stand with my former Board of Ed colleague, Jane Kim, as her early voting mobilization on Saturday. We were joined by progressive standard-bearer & education advocate, Senator Bernie Sanders, who made it clear: this is a critical election. Every vote will count, and that means voting ALL the way down the ballot! Let’s pass our Prop A school bond, pass Prop W for free city College and get Jane Kim elected- plus a true blue slate of progressive education candidates, including me!  VIDEO HERE:


HONORED! The endorsements keep on rolling in. Thank you San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bay Area ReporterAffordable Housing Alliance,  Evolve San Francisco , and former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos for your support!img_4320-1

ON THE RIGHT TRACK! You know you’re doing something right when the SF Republican Party says NOT to vote for you in bold pink letters. Thank you for the mention in your voting guide.Screen Shot 2016-09-25 at 1.00.45 PM.png

THRILLED for these endorsements: San Francisco Democratic PartyHarvey Milk Democratic Club, SF Labor Council, District 8 Progressive Democrats, San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters, and State Senator Mark Leno. Thank you all for your support!


ENORMOUS THANKS to the  UESF- United Educators of San Francisco for your endorsementthe union representing over 6,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, and other certificated employees in San Francisco Unified School District! I am excited to have the support of the people who are in the classroom working with our students everyday. It is an honor to be the first school principal they have endorsed! I appreciate the trust and faith they place in my leadership to support all the work we do!

WE LOVE City College of San Francisco! Thank you AFT Local 2121– American Federation of Teachers, City College of San Francisco Faculty Union for your support and endorsement. We are excited that all your organizing and efforts have lead to you reaching a tentative agreement you can be proud of in these trying times.   We look forward to fighting to make SF City College free and more accessible while making sure all workers receive the compensation and benefits they deserve.

THANK YOU SEIU 1021 for your endorsement! I am honored to have the support of our San Francisco Service Employees International Union. They are represent our school secretaries, cafeteria workers, janitors, other classified school workers in San Francisco and over 54,000 employees in local governments, non-profit agencies, health care programs and schools throughout Northern California.

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Now more than ever, San Francisco’s public schools need educators to take the lead and contribute along with the voice of parents and students to fight for a quality education for all. After serving eight years on the Board of Education fighting against privatization, protecting classrooms, teachers and students from devastating budget cuts, I found myself looking to deepen and continue my work as an educator.  From there I decided to expand my experience and took on the role of Middle School Principal at what would become Buena Vista Horace Mann. Having been an educator for 20 years (15 in elementary, 8 at Middle school) it was an eye opening experience, now to be in a school leadership role, where I was responsible for not only my own classroom, but the entire school climate, staff morale, and accountability for the health and academic vitality of the school. While I enjoyed my experience at the middle school level it became even more clear to me the structural inequity and barriers that families and schools face to meet the needs of all it students.


Now I am currently the principal at Cleveland Elementary  where I am honored and happy to work alongside such a dedicated team of educators working with an outstanding community of students and families.Our school is located in the Excelsior District of San Francisco, we have a Spanish Bilingual Program and over 90% of our student receive free and reduced lunch. We are the home of the Peacemakers. While I love my school and feel like our students are getting a quality education I know we can do more. I know we, as a school system, can do better by all our students.


Since I left the school board in 2008 there have been no educators on the SF Board of Education.  It is  voice that is sorely missed. So I am stepping up once again, in what I hope will inspire other educators, to be a strong voice of experience, leadership and integrity for our public schools.  Thank you everyone for all your support and encouragement in my efforts to return to the Board the Education and help bring about more equity and a quality education to all our students.