What is the Biggest Lesson We Should Take Away from the Peterson Scandal?

The People’s Vanguard of Davis recently asked me the following,”What is the biggest lesson we should take away from the Peterson scandal from last winter and what steps would you take as a school board member to prevent its recurrence in the future?”  Please take the time to read my response and share your thoughts.Read More »

Addressing School Climate Issues

The Davis Vanguard recently gave me the opportunity to answer questions facing our community’s schools. I wanted to share my response to the important question of school climate issues. The Davis Vanguard asked the following question: “On December 1, 2012, residents from Davis and across the region attended a Davis Human Relations Commission hosted eventRead More »

Special Night for the Davis High School Madrigal Singers

Tonight, I attended the Annual Wine Pour fundraiser for the Davis High School Madrigal Singers. This annual fundraiser will help the Madrigals offer their music throughout the region and world. It was a great event with an amazing performance by the choir.

Join Us for a Meet and Greet November 1st

Former DJUSD School Board Member B.J. Kline and Maureen Laughlin are hosting a special meet and greet for Davis school board candidate Bob Poppenga. Bring your friends and neighbors to learn more about Bob from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, November 1st at 345 Becerra Way.  Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP toRead More »

Support from Former Davis Mayors Maynard Skinner, Ken Wagstaff and Joe Krovoza

I’m pleased to recognize the support that my campaign has received from three former Davis Mayors: Maynard Skinner, Ken Wagstaff, and Joe Krovoza. They have a tremendous record of public service to our community. It is critical that the DJUSD find ways to work with the City Council to leverage resources and to work togetherRead More »

New Endorsements from Helen Thomson and Gina Daleiden

I’m extremely honored to have just received the endorsements of both Helen Thomson, former DJUSD Trustee, County Supervisor, and Assemblywoman, and Gina Daleiden, current DJUSD Trustee. Both have long and distinguished public service records and deep commitments to our schools. Their support of my campaign reinforces the validity of my message as the school boardRead More »

New Endorsements from Brett Lee and Jim Provenza

I am honored to announce the endorsement of two dedicated public servants:  Yolo County Supervisor (and former Davis School Board Trustee) Jim Provenza and Davis City Council Member Brett Lee.  Jim and Brett share my commitment to help our schools realize their full potential through community-wide collaboration and innovation.  I am happy to have themRead More »

How DJUSD Can Create Community Partnerships

As a veterinarian, I have watched my profession move toward a health concept called “One Health”. The idea behind “One Health” is that it is impossible to separate human health, animal health, and environmental health and that it is only through holistic, interdisciplinary collaboration and communication among multiple disciplines that solutions to complex health problemsRead More »

Honored By Endorsements From Senator Lois Wolk and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada

I am very excited and honored to announce that both Senator Lois Wolk and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada endorsed my campaign this week. Both Senator Wolk and Assemblywoman Yamada serve our community with distinction and are strong advocates for providing every child a quality public education. I also want to take this opportunity to thank otherRead More »

Please Join Us for a Get-together This Friday, September 26th

Friends and family are invited to meet Davis school board candidate Bob Poppenga at a gathering Friday evening hosted by Sally Albertson at 3111 Northfield Court in Davis. Light refreshments will be served at the get-together, which will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP to [email protected] RSVP to [email protected] If you would like toRead More »