CHARLENE IN THE NEWS
Re-election Bid Announced by Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board Member Charlene Metoyer
August 15th, 2018
COSTA MESA, CA – Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board Member Charlene Metoyer is officially kicking off her campaign for re-election. Metoyer enters the race for a second term. Metoyer was a teacher, principal, and administrator in NMUSD for 24 years before serving as Area 2 Trustee. With this well-rounded perspective Metoyer makes truly informed decisions that benefit the school community as a whole
“Charlene Metoyer SHOWS UP for all events – and sometimes that’s the most important thing we can do” said Mary Hornbuckle, Coast Community College District, Board of Trustees Vice-President. “Charlene keeps in touch with students, parents, teachers, and community members and has their best interests at heart.”
As a Trustee, Metoyer served on the NMUSD Arts Commission, OC STEM NMUSD Cohort, Costa Mesa Youth Sports Council, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, all Costa Mesa PTAs, and the Vanguard University Teachers Advisory Council.
Metoyer makes decisions based on the best interest of the entire school community. While serving on the Board of Education, Metoyer has been instrumental in various projects, including:
• Implementing a 1:1 Chromebook program and Dual-Language Academies in Spanish and Mandarin
• Expanding the term of mental health professionals, school nurses, and increased health assistant hours
• Growing the summer programs, including a partnership with the City of Costa Mesa to provide all-day enrichment in music, arts, and sports as well as intervention in English and Math
Metoyer’s priorities for the next four years:
• Provide safe and secure campuses at all schools without sacrificing the welcoming neighborhood climate.
• Support all Signature Academies at all schools Kindergarten--12th grade, including the arts, engineering, and Dual Immersion programs.
• Ensure school community input on major district decisions.
• Maintain financial stability.
Charlene Metoyer has served as a Trustee on the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for the past 4 years and has risen to Board Vice-President in her first term. Metoyer has a BA in Biology/Math, MS in Educational Administration, and holds Elementary, Secondary, and Administrative Credentials. Charlene has lived in Costa Mesa for 46 years and all five of her children attended Newport-Mesa Area 2 schools.
Metoyer has an army of volunteers assisted by Presidio Strategic Communications to run her campaign.
Paid for by Charlene Metoyer for NMUSD Area 2 2018. ID# 1366906
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"He's just so busy this year that he had to stay at the North Pole to help out the elves to make presents for the good boys and girls," she said. "We love having Santa visit us and hope he can make it next year."