-I attended Windsor public schools from K-12th grade and was co-valedictorian of WHS
-I graduated with a BA from UC Berkeley and a law degree from Stanford
-I have two kids in the district, and my husband is a teacher
-I'm the current President of the Windsor Educational Foundation, which raises about $200,000 annually to support Windsor public schools and our students
I'm Stephanie Ahmad and I'm running for a seat on the Windsor School Board in November 2018. I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and read through my campaign website.
I love Windsor schools and am meaningfully connected to our schools in several different ways. You may know me as a board member of and the current President of the Windsor Educational Foundation, which raises funds to support all Windsor students through direct school funding, grants, and scholarships. I currently have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader enrolled in the district and my husband teaches physics and chemistry at Windsor High School.
What you may not know about me is that I grew up in Windsor and attended Windsor Schools from K-12th grade, back when I was Stephanie Diaz. I graduated from Windsor High School as co-valedictorian in 2002. I went on to attend UC Berkeley and in 2006 became the first person in my family to earn a Bachelors degree. In 2011 I graduated with a law degree from Stanford Law School - I'm still the only lawyer in my family. In law school I was a student attorney with Stanford's Youth and Education Law Project, where I represented students in school disability and school disciplinary proceedings and also worked on a lawsuit challenging the state of California to provide sufficient funding for its public schools. I learned first hand about the major challenges and legal issues that school districts face on a routine basis.
I currently work in private practice for Greenberg Traurig LLP on employee benefits matters. I typically work from home in Windsor and feel lucky that I am able to stay connected to the community through my work on behalf of Windsor students and schools. In addition to working on behalf of the Windsor Educational Foundation, I currently serve on the Measure F Bond Oversight Committee and previously started a school fundraising organization called Puente Education Foundation. If elected, I will continue to work transparently, professionally, and collaboratively on behalf of our students, parents, and broader community to ensure that our schools provide the very best of what our community has to offer.