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Tuesday November 3, 2020 — California General Election

San Luis Coastal Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 1

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Eve Dobler-Drew

Retired Teacher
19,112 votes (32.18%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • The most important issue is getting the students safely back to school. Some students prefer not to return to school, feeling unsafe, so these families have chosen virtual learning for the entire year. To meet all needs, the availability of distance
  • I would like to see students equipped with the power of debating skills and to have honor given equally to relevant, existing, political conflicting points of view in the arena of the classroom from primary grades through high school. Now more than
  • How about a comprehensive financial education that teaches students how to manage money so that it doesn't manage them? Responsible spending can be taught from an early age. But beyond their role as consumer, students will gain the knowledge to make



Profession:Retired Teacher
Classroom multiple-subject teacher, Lucia Mar Unified School District (1993–2018)


Chapman University; Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY) BCLAD, Bakersfield College; Multiple-subject teaching credential, Chapman U.; B.A. Vassar College, Bilingual and ESL authorization; best teaching practices; French literature and international relations (1994)
IDEAL Language Institute, Cuernavaca, Mexico Certificate, proficiency in Spanish language, Spanish language and culture (1993)

Community Activities

Prayer team, volunteer zoom host, Healing Rooms of Santa Maria (2017–current)


Originally from the East Coast, graduate of Vassar College, I am a California resident since 1981, Central Coast since 1986, and San Luis Coastal since 2000. Although I originally moved here with my husband as a business owner of a nursery and landscaping business, we divorced in 1990. I studied at Chapman U. for a new career as a certificated teacher and single mother. 

At that time only bilingual teachers were hired. So, with a history of being a French major and loving diverse cultures, I paid my own way to study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico at one of the language schools. 

After graduating there, I proceeded to study to pass the BCLAD certification to teach elementary students bilingually and ESL. This prepared me for a twenty-five year career in two Title I schools in Lucia Mar USD, where there was a great need for bilingual teachers. 

I've served the needs of hundreds of families, a variety of cultures but mostly Mexican-American, speaking Spanish to conduct parent conferences.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I'm running for election to the San Luis Coastal School Board because our country is in crisis. The events of 2020 have rocked us all to the core and continue to do so. We need the hope that together we can make things better.

I'm running for office because the students are our future. What happens in school has an impact on all of us. These students will one day be in charge of the destiny of our country. 

I'm running to see our schools and community find common ground to build on. All voices must be heard and honored. 

"Inclusivity” is not a recently invented term. It has been my goal during the twenty-five years of my teaching experience. I advocated for under-served families to make sure they connected with the services they needed and did not know about.

I care that no student will “fall through the cracks” on my watch, but all students will find their passion and identity as successful and joy-filled citizens.

Position Papers

What is your vision for what your district should look like in 5 years? 10 years?


The following is the direction I believe the district should head to meet the needs of a changing demographic. This year the district is promising to make every effort to include marginalized groups. Excellent choice! A diverse population needs diverse choices. 

Future vision: Building on the district's achievements, the dual immersion program provides Spanish instruction not only for in-person, but for distance learning. The demographic "people of color" has increased, providing ethnic balance to our community. All students feel honored, known, and understood. No students are marginalized, because the new anti-bullying program is equipping students with effective debating and listening skills as well as the ability to see beyond stereotyping.

The curriculum is modernized in key areas: a comprehensive financial education, greater computer coding, and effective debate skills. The "digital divide" between household economic levels is closed. The school system is meeting a wider spectrum of career needs, whether it's access to higher education, apprenticeship, or entrepreneurship. Many community mentorships are offered in a school/business liaison to gain skill in a chosen career or to start businesses locally. Graduates contribute to creative community development, because they have found their passion and their voice while in school. Fewer graduates choose to leave for employment elsewhere, but if they go, they leave their heart here in SLO. 

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