Mailing address1290 Ridder Park DriveSan Jose, CA 95131-2304Email email@example.com
Board Member, Term Expires in 2018Area 7: Morgan Hill Unified, Gilroy Unified, Evergreen, and a portion of Oak Grove and corresponding portion of East Side Union High school districts
Policy Development Subcommittee; Head Start
Claudia Rossi was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Education in 2014. Previously, she was on the school board of Morgan Hill Unified School District for the term of 2010-2014. She has served as a volunteer both in and out of the classroom and is staunch supporter of Special Education and students and families who face socio-economic and language adversity. She started a nonprofit organization to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds that aspire to go to college, started a sports mentoring program to serve at-risk youth and has been actively involved in organizing workshops for parents of English Language Learners.
Born in Colombia and the oldest of three children, Claudia was nine years old when her family arrived in California. An English Language Learner, she thrived in a public school system where her family and teachers supported her educationally, socially and emotionally.
She lived in Mexico City with her husband for three years where she volunteered with Fondo Unido (United Way) and UNICEF, the start of her career in service to community. Upon returning to the United States, Claudia studied Nursing and upon graduation worked as a nurse at George Washington University Medical Center. She left her nursing career to raise her two children.
In August, 2013 she was awarded the California Assembly District 30 Peace Award by Assemblyman Luis Alejo. Recently she concluded her employment as an Outreach Coordinator for Project Cornerstone, a champion of the Development Assets program, and most recently has joined the team at Teen Force, the employment program in Santa Clara County that is working in support of Foster Youth.