Corona literacy coordinator elected to school board
Press Enterprise: November 3, 2010 by Dayna Straehley
Corona library literacy coordinator John Zickefoose won a seat on the Corona-Norco Unified School District board Tuesday.
Six candidates sought two open seats on the school board. Longtime board members Bill Hedrick and Sharon Martinez did not run for re-election.
Zickefoose, who has 27.88 percent, or 16,554, of the votes in the unofficial tally, said he was thrilled and humbled by the community's support.
Zickefoose said he learned to read as an adult and has made literacy his mission. He reads to students at every school in the district. He also co-founded United Neighbors Involving Today's Youth, a community coalition that includes school district representatives.
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All six said they want more career education, especially for students who don't plan to go to college.
Most agreed that not all students are college-bound, so programs such as computer technology, auto shop or wood shop will motivate them at school and close the achievement gap between middle class white and Asian students and black, Latino students and socio-economically disadvantaged students. READ MORE !