Hussar was chosen to participate in a pilot program after attending a focus group at the annual education conference in San Francisco in December 2012, and the Masters in Governance Module 1 in February 2013.
What used to be a two-year-program was in the process of being redesigned, and Hussar took the opportunity to further her knowledge and contribute feedback at the same time when the organizers asked her to participate.
Hussar traveled to West Sacramento one Saturday per month between March and June to learn more about associated topics, including setting direction, policy and judicial review, student learning and achievement, school finance, human resources, collective bargaining, and community relations and advocacy. In addition, Hussar was also able to network with board members and superintendents from across the state, and learn about a variety of viewpoints and situations that others have had to face.
She continued to attend various local school events during that time, including open houses, science nights, concerts, principal chats, and graduations, as well as California School Boards Association Board Member Action Day in Ceres on May 10.
Hussar was elected to the board in November 2011, and completed the CSBA Institute for New and First Term Board Members in March 2012. Hussar has worked in public education in California since 2008 as a substitute teacher for Stanislaus County Office of Education, Turlock, Tracy, Ceres, and Manteca districts. She also completed the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s District Intern frameworks in December 2010 and currently holds eligibility to be an intern teacher. Prior to that, she was a substitute teacher in Michigan from 1999-2001 and 2004-2006.
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