I’m committed to ensuring that all MVLA students feel connected, embrace challenges, and thrive. I’m driven by my experience as a disabled, mixed-race immigrant and as a mother of two children: a top-achieving student and a Special Education student who has managed to do well. I have first-hand knowledge of how the educational experience must adapt to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs to enable them all to succeed.
During 20 years as a Mountain View resident, I’ve been dedicated to serving my community including:
- Stevenson PTA and Site Council;
- MVWSD Committees: Boundaries, Facilities,and Parcel Tax where I helped MVWSD save money;
- Parks and Rec Commission where we created a tree canopy goal;
- Vice-Chair of the City’s Environmental Sustainability Task Force where I created a policy to electrify all new buildings. I’m on the League of Women Voters Education Committee, and am a Board member of Carbon Free Mountain View.
I will work on:
- student mental health and wellness,
- academic achievement of all students regardless of their circumstances,
- educating students on the basic science of climate change and developing the skills to empower them to work towards a better future.
I want to be accessible to you and help improve communication between MVLA, parents, and the community. If you have any ideas, recommendations, or feedback, please email me at thida@thidaForMVLA.com I’m also happy to set up a time to talk.
At an early age, I understood I was different and I had to find community with people who celebrate diversity. I was born with non-progressive dystonia, a type of movement disorder at a time when the diagnosis for my disability didn’t exist. Thida comes from my Burmese mother and Cornes comes from my English father. They married at a time when mixed-race marriages were not common. We emigrated to Davis, California and I attended public high school where I found my tribe. Over the years, I’ve made friends with people from many different backgrounds.
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I need your help. Any donation, walking a precinct (you don’t need to knock on doors), or even displaying a lawn sign would go a long way.