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Brea Olinda Unified School District Candidate Statement: Nicole Colon

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By Carolyn Campbell

    Election day is November 4.

      Many of us were drawn to Brea because of our great public schools, which serve as a prime indicator of the overall condition of Brea. Therefore, It’s important we keep our schools strong. On November 4 you will get the opportunity to make a difference by casting your vote for the 2014 Brea Olinda Unified School District candidates. Six candidates are competing for four seats on the Brea Olinda Unified School Board of Education. Each candidate has agreed to provide a statement to further inform residents. Their statements are published in the order received.

        Incumbent: Nicole Colon

          New candidate: Carrie Flanders

            Incumbent: Alicia Maciel

              Incumbent: Bill Hall

                New candidate: Holli Kittleson

                  Incumbent: Joe Rollino

                    Lastly, Nicole's web address and email is provided, should you wish to contact her.

                      Nicole Colon

                      I have lived in the City of Brea for the past 18 years. My husband Steve and I have two children- Alexis is at the junior high and Michael is in elementary school. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Redlands. I have worked for two major mutual fund companies in Orange County. I am an avid community volunteer. Over the years I have done work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MOMs Club of Brea, Girl Scouts and the Brea Education Foundation. I have also been active throughout the schools for the past 8 years by serving on Fanning School Site Council and PTA, Brea Junior High PTA, Olinda's and Fanning's Box Top Coordinator, and as a Laurel After School Reading Program Volunteer. Team Colon for the Brea 8K was 48 members strong in 2014 which raised money for our schools. Through my work experience and dedication to the families of Brea, I have developed the tools to be an effective leader for Brea's schools.

                        Currently I am serving on the Brea Olinda School Board. I was unanimously appointed in July of 2013. The following are some of the things that I have been a part of for our school district over the past year.

                          • Completed $25 million sale of Corporate Place

                            • Purchased Chromebooks and carts for all sites

                              • Implemented a plan to have all campuses wired for wifi

                                • Approved funding for earthquake repairs to Fanning and Brea Olinda High School

                                  • Worked closely with staff and the community during the earthquake relocation of Fanning to Laurel Elementary

                                    • Partnered with the City of Brea to have a community engagement meeting to revitalize Lagos De Moreno park/ Laurel's lower playground.

                                      • Available. As a representative for the community, I make it a priority to return all phone calls and emails in a timely manner. I look forward to hearing from you.

                                        From left to right: Stephen and Nicole, Alexis, and Michael. (courtesy of Nicole Colon)

                                          I believe working with the community is the way to continue our excellence. Please feel free to contact me at I believe as an elected official it is my job to be open and available to my community. Thank you for your support.
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"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded freelance consultant. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting and promoting the city of Brea and its historic iconic Charlie's Clock turned "Charlie the Clock cartoon character!" Click on the front page illustration to read about the beloved time traveling talking clock!!

  • Carolyn Campbell

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