Lucerne Valley, CA – Jessica Risler, Board Vice President of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, has demonstrated exceptional commitment to professional development in the service of students through her recent completion of the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance program. This accomplishment signifies mastery of the roles and responsibilities of school boards and a strong understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to build and support an effective governance structure that helps produce better outcomes for students.
Risler recently completed the courses this year. Risler has served on the LVUSD board for close to three years and looking forward to serve the Lucerne Valley Unified School District. She stated at a recent board meeting that she is looking to continue to serve our community and to help make our schools even better while providing parents a choice in their child’s education. Risler says that our focus on students needs to be our number one priority. She cited the African proverb; “It takes a village to raise a child” meaning an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.
“Already serving their local public schools and communities at a high level, the Masters in Governance certificate further demonstrates the commitment of trustees to ensuring equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students,” said CSBA Immediate Past President Emma Turner, a 2015 program graduate. “The topics addressed and skills acquired through MIG are integral to education governance and leadership in the 21st century. I commend and applaud graduates of the program for strengthening their professional capacity and for belter equipping themselves to serve and strengthen public schools.”
“Jessica Risler has demonstrated her commitment to serving Lucerne Valley with the completion of the M.I.G. program,” shares Peter Livingston, Superintendent of Lucerne Valley Unified School District. “Her voice on the board is extremely important with her first-hand knowledge of the district. It is my belief that Jessica will help our district grow and serve our students moving forward. She is to be truly commended for her continued work.”
To receive the Masters in Governance certificate, candidates must complete 35 hours of intensive training on the role of the governance team in setting the direction of the district, student learning and achievement, school finance, human resources, policy and judicial review, collective bargaining, and community relations and advocacy.
CSBA is a nonprofit education association representing nearly 1,000 K-12 school districts and county offices of education throughout California.