Cathie Simonovich
For Scotts Valley Unified School Board Member

Occupation: Small Business Owner                                       Age: 52

I look forward to bringing my education experience, along with my business experience to the Scotts Valley School Board.  My husband and I have lived in Scotts Valley for over 17 years, where we have raised our children and own a small business.  Our three children attended Scotts Valley schools from kindergarten through high school, with two having already graduated and one in her junior year.  I have been a regular volunteer in the classroom, and active in the PTA.  I also worked at Vine Hill Elementary as a Life Lab Aide, an Academic Intervention Aide, and a Physical Education Aide.  Additionally, I was a substitute teacher and worked regularly in that capacity at both Vine Hill Elementary and Scotts Valley Middle School.  I feel strongly that the needs of the students should always come first, and I have done my very best to emulate this when working in the district.  I am excited for the opportunity to be on the Scotts Valley School Board, and am confident that my experience working in the district as well as my business background will make me a valuable team player on the school board.