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RHA 2022 Candidate Profiles

The content below has been submitted by the candidate to introduce themselves to Rossmoor and answer some of the many questions Rossmoor residents submitted for them. The full November 2022 candidate list can be found here. 

Diana Hill

Los Alamitos Unified School District, Trustee Area 3

Diana Hill - Los Al USD Trustee, Area 3

From our 9/29/2022 Rossmoor Meet Your Candidates Night, the Los Alamitos Unified School District, Trustee Area 3 segment

Rossmoor Community Questions

Q1. Why do you want to be our Los Alamitos School District Area 3 Trustee?

This district and community provided my sons with a wonderful education that has been a great launching pad for their lives and careers. It has also given them a safe community to call home as children. 

I want to continue to strive to help our district to be the best in OC and the state so that the next generations will have the same experience. I love serving our families, staff, and Kids.

Q2. What is your background with managing budgets and personnel?

My degree is in accounting. I ran my own company for 18 years and now serve as the Executive Director for a Non-Profit where I have direct P&L control.  I have served as a school board trustee for 11 years and have been involved with the approval of every budget. 

We have always received a positive certification from the OC Dept of Ed on our budget. As a school board trustee, I directly impact one employee – the Superintendent. We have had two amazing superintendents during my tenure.

Q3. What do you consider to be the most important issue(s) for the schools in the schools in your area of service, while also balancing the needs of the district and they are influenced by our county, and state Departments of Education?

There are many issues that our families face today, and they differ by family. Issues of mental health, equity, inclusion, and safe environments are the most pressing. 

I believe in providing parents with support and choices in their children’s education.  We want parents in our community to know they have a say in their children’s education.  

The state often gives local school districts mandates. We here in Los Al work very hard to ensure we stay compliant with the laws while still allowing choice to students and parents.  This is often a difficult balance, but I firmly believe we must listen to ALL parents and find options for them.  Our job is to provide the best educational opportunities for students in a safe and inclusive environment.