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Candidate questionnaire: Kelley Day

Kelley Day What office do you seek?

Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees member

What is your political party?

Republican Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)

I am employed by the California Learning Resource Network as the Program Manager/Publisher Liaison within the Stanislaus County Office of Education. What date were you born and where?

I was born on June 18, 1963 in Dos Palos, California.

If you have a spouse, what is his or her name?

My husband of twenty one years is Alan Day.

What are the names and ages of your children, if any?

My children are Austin (16 years), Mitchell (14 years) and Rachel (7 years).

Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.

I graduated from Denair High School in 1981, attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California State University, Stanislaus (BA in Liberal Studies -1986 and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential -1987 as well as post graduate work), California State University, Fresno (Reading Recovery Teacher certificate -2000) and Chapman University (post graduate Administration coursework). I also have an Administrative Services Credential -2006.

Have you served in the military? If so, please list branch and rank attained.


Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)

I was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees in 2001 and did not seek re-election as we moved out of the district attendance area.

Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)


Please list up to five professional, social, community, labor or fraternal groups to which you belong.

Treasurer of Denair Education Foundation, Member of Blue Ribbon Committee for Society for Handicapped Children and Adults, Parent Leader for Sacred Heart 4-H, and Member of Pitman High School Ag Foundation Campaign Web site address:


Please list the campaign contact information you want made available to the general public in print and online, including a phone number, address and e-mail: 1901 Waring Road, Turlock, CA 95382209-632-3602

Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?


Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain and include dates and locations.

No Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy? If so, please include dates and the location the bankruptcy was filed.


What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

My primary reason for running for the Denair Unified School District is to continue implementation of the district’s Strategic Plan specifically in the areas of curriculum and teacher professional development. As a parent of two Denair students, second and ninth graders, it is my desire to assist the district in planning for future growth in student population and staff to ensure that quality education at all school sites is a primary focus for the children in Denair’s attendance area.

What will your single most important priority be if you get elected?

A top priority will be to focus on quality classroom instruction and collaboration between staff to meet the needs of all students. What sets you apart from the other candidates?

As a parent I am involved in the education of my own children, but as an educator, I can see the needs of others and I am enthusiastic about building a community of parents who will work together with teachers and be involved in their children’s education.