My name is Nicole Wall and I am running for Board Trustee for Ventura County Community Colleges District for Area 3. This part of the College District includes Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Southeast Oxnard, East Oxnard Plain, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru, East Lockwood Valley, and Eastern Portion of Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme.
As a longtime resident of Ventura County (since 1988) I have been active in many areas of our community. I live in Camarillo with my husband, two sons, and many pets.
As a teacher since 2003 the majority of my career has been teaching Middle School English Language Development for English Learners and Art for all types of learners.
I have been serving as a Teacher Advisor since 2012 helping colleagues provide equitable access for English Learners and to grow as teachers.
In 2018 I became a Restorative Justice Practices in Schools Facilitator and immediately began implementing a program for Social and Educational Justice in the school I teach.
As a well-known advocate of marginalized groups, especially English Learners, I have been asked to participate in several committees for my district most notably are the following ongoing committees:
- District English Language Development Committee (formerly known as the Task Force);
- Contributed to the development of the District-wide Master Plan for English Learner Success which directly impact policy;
- Educator Committee for CVUSD’s Reopen & Redesign;
- Contributed to the plan for reopening and redesigning our CVUSD in the pandemic. My particular role was to advocate for the needs of English Learners.
I am running for Board Trustee to secure Transparency, Accountability, Social Justice, and Equity for all Community College students, because I believe that our Community College system has the power to bring stability to our economy with a well-educated and well-trained workforce.