Union Endorses Baker, Bernstein And Jalbert For LAPS Board, Supports Bond



The Los Alamos Federation of School Employee’s Committee on Political Education has voted unanimously to endorse Julia Baker, Christine Bernstein and Dawn Jalbert for the Los Alamos School Board. 

The group of union volunteers voted to endorse Christine Bernstein in the District 3 race. Christine has been an educator for over 20 years and is a teacher in Pojoaque. She is dedicated to helping school staff feel supported in trying new ideas to help our students be the best they can be, and would bring the perspective of a teacher who is currently serving in the classroom. 

Julia Baker received the endorsement for District 4, which covers the Barranca School area. Julia has volunteered her time for the PTA at Mountain and the PTO at Barranca. She also taught 5th grade prior to becoming a stay at home mom. Improving communication between the board, staff, and the community is one of her top priorities. Her forward thinking will create a pathway that will benefit the staff and students of LAPS both now and in the future. 

Retired LAPS employee Dawn Jalbert received the endorsement for District 5. Dawn has shown herself to be an advocate for students and staff in LAPS. She is focused on addressing the mental health needs of our students with a cohesive plan starting with school staff training to recognize students in crisis.

The Committee also voted unanimously to support the LAPS School Bond. This bond will not raise taxes for the citizens of Los Alamos County. This bond will support the renovation of the two White Rock elementary schools. 

Widespread voting starts on Oct. 19 and continues through Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov.  5.