Mary Gonzales-Gomez’ experience in working with schools, parents and community taught her the importance of building strong relationships between the three. She understands the need to engage community in the solution to helping all people reach their full potential. She believes that a well informed community is an empowered community and recognizes the importance of diverse leadership working together towards shared and mutual goals.
Upon graduating from the University of Pacific in Stockton, she worked with Migrant Education programs before gaining employment with San Joaquin County Mental Health Services. Returning to her home town of Corcoran, she was employed by the Corcoran Unfied School District for twelve years.
Retirement led Mary to seek election on the Corcoran Unfied School Board of which she served four years. In 2015, she was appointed to the Kings County Board of Education.
Spending time with family is a great part of Mary’s life along with volunteering and actively serving in her church, local schools, and community. Mary maintains a firm commitment in providing all children with positive experiences that will help them to build strong leadership skills and develop real commitments to their school and community. Her acts of volunteerism and participation in local and county community services are further testiment to her beliefs.
Mary practices what she preaches!