On October 15, 2020, The Outspoken Oppa team interviewed Caroline Anderson, a candidate for the LCUSD School Board. According to her website, for six years, Ms. Anderson served as Director of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, including one year as President. She is currently serving as the Executive Vice President on the Executive Board of the La Cañada Council PTA and is the PTA President at Palm Crest Elementary School.
She has also served as the La Cañada High School 7/8 Executive Board historian and was on district-wide committees, including the reentry committee (which focuses on grades 7-12 students going back to school in person) and the parcel tax oversight committee (which focuses on the review of the expenditures related to the current parcel tax).
Ms. Anderson has over 600 endorsers ranging from the La Cañada Teachers’ Association and National Women’s Political Caucus- Greater Pasadena Area. She received the endorsement of California State Senator Anthony Portantino, saying in his endorsement, “Caroline Anderson is a smart and dedicated advocate for our children and our school district. Her long-standing volunteer efforts have improved our schools and made a positive difference for our children.”
To add on, she has been endorsed by City Council Member and Former LCF Mayor Terry Walker, Former LCF Mayor Donald Voss, 4 out of 5 of the city council members, three former school board members, a former LCHS assistant principal, various elected officials, community leaders, distinguished educators, and hundreds of community members.
In a nearly six-minute interview, Ms. Anderson explored why she is running for school board, top three objectives if elected to the school board, ways she has been in service to the La Cañada community, perspective on the efficiency of the distance learning embraced by the LCUSD, view on DEI proposals, and campaign endorsements.
At the end of the interview, Ms. Anderson shared a sympathetic message to the students affected by the school changes because of the pandemic, establishing a welcome to communicate with her. She ended the interview saying, “I want you to feel welcomed in La Cañada.”
The interview was directed by Luke Kim and edited by Zuzu Farrington. The interview was conducted by Ethan Kim. Special thanks to Caroline Anderson for her time and effort.