As a former elementary school teacher (Kinder, 1st and Reading Resource), a parent of two boys, an active volunteer at our District Schools, a practicing business attorney, and an active community volunteer in San Mateo County, I bring an experienced, informed and balanced perspective and to the discussions and decisions of the San Mateo-Foster City School Board.
Find out more about Chelsea in her SMFCSD Bio, on Ballotpedia.org or at http://www.linkedin.com/in/chelseabonini.
Chelsea's Leadership & Volunteerism
★ Re-elected as an ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 22 DELEGATE (2017-2019) & also Elected as the AD22 Executive Board Representative!
★ Appointee to the CSBA Delegate Assembly to fill the one year remaining in the term of Alisa MacAvoy (who will be appointed to the CSBA Bard of Directors!) (2017-2018)
★ SMFCSD School Board, President (2017)
★ Chelsea is the SMFCSD School Board's Legislative Liaison & a Liaison to the Foster City and San Mateo City Councils (2017)
★ Member of the 2017 San Mateo Leadership Class
★ SMCSBA Chair for the San Mateo County Kent Awards (2016 & 2017)
★ San Mateo County School Board's Association (SMCSBA), Board of Directors, Area 1 Representative (2014-2017)
★ Classroom/Program Volunteer at Laurel Elementary School (2009-Present)
★ Art in Action, Docent, Laurel Elementary School (2009-Present)
★ Laurel Literacy Week Chairperson (2016 & 2017)
★ SMFCSD School Board, Vice President (2016)
★ Chelsea was the SMFCSD School Board's San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation Liaison & a Liaison to the San Mateo City Council (2016)
★ Member of the Advisory/Steering Committee for the 2016 San Mateo County Affordable Housing on School District Land Conference
★ SMCSBA Representative to the San Mateo Advisory Committee that developed the Joint Powers Authority for Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)
★ CONEC "Citizen Workshop" Immigration Volunteer
★ Pro Bono projects for local Non-Profit sports and educational organizations
★ Susan G. Komen 3 Day and Avon Breast Cancer Walk Participant (Washington D.C., Manhattan, Portland, San Francisco- 3day & 2day)
★ ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 22 Delegate for both the 2015 and 2016 State Conventions.
★ Keep Laurel Lovely "Gardening Club," Co-Chair (2014-2016)
★ Laurel Elementary School Student Council Leadership Project Coordinator for PROJECT NIGHT NIGHT Philanthropic Campaign 2016!
★ Chelsea presented with 2015 PTA Honorary Service Award at Laurel Elementary School.
★ Chelsea is the SMFCSD School Board's Legislative Liaison & a Liaison to the Foster City City Council (2015)
★ Chelsea is the SMFCSD School Board's PTA Council Liaison & San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation Liaison (2014)
★ PTA Executive Board Member, Laurel Elementary School (EVP 2011-13; President 2013-15)
★ Laurel Communication Committee, Chairperson (2011-2013)
★ Laurel Grant Committee, Chairperson (2011-2013)
★ SMFCSD Technology Planning Committee for Development of 5-Year Plan, Parent Member (2013)
★ San Mateo National Little League, Board Member & Auxiliary Board President (2012-2014)
★ Pacific Skyline Council, Cub Scout Pack 27, Den Leader & Parent Committee Member (2010-2013)
★ San Mateo Mothers’ Club, Board Member (2005-2009)
★ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Marathon Alumna & Mentor (Inaugural San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, Portland Marathon & California International Marathon) (1997-2003)
Chelsea's Professional Accomplishments
★ Lundberg Family Farms, In-house Corporate Counsel (Feb. 2015-Present)
★ Kiski Law, P.C., Founder & CEO (2010-Present)
★ Member of the California State Bar & Practicing Attorney (2001-Present)
★ California Licensed Real Estate Broker (2011-Present)
★ Juris Doctor (J.D.), UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA (2001)
★ Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal (Comm/Ent) (2000-2001)
★ Kindergarten, First Grade & Title 1 Reading Resource Teacher in the South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) (1994-1998)
★ Substitute Elementary & Middle School Teacher, SSFUSD, Burlingame and SMFC School Districts (Fall 1994)
★ California Certificated Teacher (1994-1999)
★ B.S., Elementary Education & Psychology, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, magna cum laude (1994)
★ Student Teaching & Practicum experience in 1st through 5th Grades, New York State (1991-1994)
★ Graduate of Lick-Wilmerding High School (California School of Mechanical Arts), San Francisco, CA (1990)