Teachers of the Desert Sands Unified School District have recommended retired teacher Wendy Jonathan for the Desert Sands School Board in the fall election, citing her commitment to student achievement.
Jonathan, a Palm Desert resident, retired from her teaching position at Regan Elementary in June after a 24-year career in education. She is
“We are proud to be able to support a candidate like Wendy Jonathan,” said Mona Davidson, president of DSTA. “Not only is she an effective community
activist at the district schools and other community organizations, she has an
impressive record as a classroom teacher. I have personal experience with her
excellence as a teacher as my own daughter was in her class when she was at
The Political Action Committee began screening candidates for the school board election on behalf of the association last spring. After a series of community meetings and interviews, they determined that only Jonathan
would be recommended for the three vacant school board positions, as her
commitment to the students’ and the quality of education was so apparent.
The Representative Council of DSTA approved Wendy Jonathan’s recommendation unanimously at the final meeting of the 2011-12 school year. DSTA represents more than 1,250 certified teachers in the Desert Sands Unified School District. Information about the association is available
on-line at www.dstaunion.org .