Educators and Students Support Mikki Cichocki for SBCUSD Board
“I support Mikki for SBCUSD School Board,” says former San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herb Fischer.
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF.— Education leaders, teachers, parents and students know that San Bernardino City Unified School District Board candidate Mikki Cichocki will work tirelessly to improve learning opportunities and defend neighborhood schools.
That’s why the endorsements of retired San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Herb Fischer and San Bernardino City Unified Board President Scott Wyatt mean so much.
“Mikki is an experienced educator who has worked with students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members,” said Fischer. “She has a history of being focused on students and independent in her decisions and actions.”
Cichocki promises to focus on improving schools and expanding student opportunities.
“I want to give back to the community that raised me,” she said. I realize that I have the desire to serve as well as the experience in this district to understand what students and staff need and have experienced these past three years. We need a board that is focused on education.”
Cichocki has attracted considerable support from educators who have gotten to know her during her long tenure as a teacher and school administrator. What’s equally worth noting is how students feel about her candidacy.
“My experience as a student working with her at the San Bernardino Restorative Youth Court was an amazing experience. She made the work a safe and fun environment. She really made it worthwhile to attend Youth Court and helped open my eyes to new opportunities,” said 2022 San Bernardino Unified graduate Makayla Antweiler Keene.
Eric Johnson, a senior at San Andreas High School, said Cichocki is a valuable mentor.
“If I needed someone to talk to or needed a favor, Mikki is the first person I go to. So, students shouldn’t hesitate to call or text her because she’ll always be there when you need her.”
Student Fatima Villabazo Garcia said she had an amazing time working with Cichocki on youth court and the Student Leadership Advisory Committee.
“She always has the best attitude and there was never a dull moment. She is fun and always makes sure that everything is in check,” Garcia said.
Retired San Gorgonia High School teacher Angie Alvino said Cichocki is the right candidate for the SBCUSD Board of Education.
“Mikki is a vote for the good of the students and staff,” Alvino said.
In addition to these testimonials, Cichocki has been endorsed by the San Bernardino Teachers Association and the Inland Empire Labor Council.
She’s also a strong advocate for parental involvement in schools.
“I believe that all members of the San Bernardino education community must to have their voices heard and that certainly includes parents. Decisions about funding and setting priorities need to be aired and discussed openly with a view to reaching a consensus on actions to take,” Cichocki said.
For more information on Mikki Cichocki visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mikki4SBCUSD
Mikki’s Endorsements include:
Joe Baca Jr.- SB County Supervisor
Pete Aguilar- Congressman
Jose Medina- Assembly Member
Dr. Herb Fischer – Former County Superintendent
Dr. Ted Alejandre-SB County Superintendent
Dr. Scott Wyatt- President, SBCUSD Board
Dr. Dale Marsden- Former SBCUSD Superintendent
Dr. Cherina Betters-Director SBCSS
Sherman Garnett- Upland Unified Board Member
Don English-Chaffey Joint Union HS District Board Member
Don Bridge- Chino Valley Unified School District Board Member
Bill Hedrick- RCC Board of Trustees President
Jose Alcala- RCC Board of Trustees Vice President
Dr. Cheryl Fischer
Tobin & Erin Brinker
Gerald and Cindy Parks
Nicolas G. Perez
Jo Bonita Rains
Amir Alavi- Secretary CA Assoc. of Youth Courts
Linda Savage- Former SBCUSD Board Member
Virgina Marquez- Former Councilwoman
Barbara Kerr- Former CTA President
Barbara Pastuchek- SBTA Vice President
Catherine S. Daly
Jennifer Noel Kelly
San Bernardino Teachers Association
Inland Empire Labor Council
San Bernardino Young Democrats
San Bernardino County Democratic Party
About Mikki Cichocki
Mikki Cichocki traces her interest in education to her parents, both of whom were teachers in San Bernardino. Raised here, she attended public schools until the 10th grade and graduated from Aquinas High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Cal Poly Pomona. She has been teaching and working with various programs for the San Bernardino City Unified School District since 1987. Recently, she retired from the Positive Youth Development department in the district, where she led the effort to work with at-risk students, helping them to develop positive attitudes and keep them from becoming involved with and subsequently stigmatized by law enforcement. She also serves on the board of the California Association of Youth Courts and previously served as Secretary-Treasurer of the California Teachers Association, a position that allowed her to build coalitions with educational programs and resources.
For more information on her campaign visit her campaign’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mikki4SBCUSDor