Amy with Travis Unified School District Teacher of the Year Melanie Green.
Celebrating our Special Education Program Completion Ceremony on June 4, 2019
As a Children’s Advocate and the 2nd District's Trustee on the Solano County Board of Education since 2016, Amy has led with the unwavering belief that kids aren’t one-size-fits-all, and their education shouldn’t be either. With the Board’s charge over special education programs, the juvenile detention facility school, alternative education, and the appeals process, the post has been a perfect fit for her.
In her first term, she has worked hard to improve education for all our children – including those with special needs, those needing a second chance, and those being failed by the system. She has called for budget accountability and meeting transparency and won. She’s pushed for access to career technical education – ensuring that our young people can succeed whether their career path takes them to the trades, college or university.
Her proposal for direct-to-teacher grants was adopted and is cutting the red tape for needed supplies in classrooms. As Vallejo schools failed students of color and their families, she supported a community-driven effort for a Board-approved public charter school that’s bridging the opportunity gap in its second year of operation. When special education parents reported an ongoing disconnect during student transfers, Amy fought for and delivered a designated coordinator to ensure schools are prepared to receive students from their first day in the classroom.
She has successfully fought for fiscal responsibility while giving parents choices and a voice in education.
On the Board, Amy has served on the Ad Hoc Subcommittees on Bylaws and Legal Representation. Amy also has served on the Solano County School Boards Association, and is currently on the Nominating Committee for the California County Boards of Education.
Amy’s history as a Children’s Advocate played a significant role in her decision to run for office four years ago. Following the deaths of her two nieces from a genetic neurological disorder, she saw service as a way to honor their memories and ensure that children have access to the services that fit their unique situations. Amy has taught Art Appreciation at the Elementary level, raised significant funds for the Batten Disease Support and Research Association, and has been a voice for children at all levels of government.
A proud California native, Amy was a youth coach and amateur ice hockey player (what she lacked in skills, she made up in heart), and attended the 1992 American Legion Girls’ State at Sonoma State University. She serves as the Honorary Commander for the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at Travis Air Force Base. A graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Government/Political Science, Amy is a graduate of the CSBA Master’s in Governance program.
Amy lives in Vacaville with her husband, Dan, a Solano County native. They celebrated 25 years of marriage this year, have two grown sons of whom they're very proud, and a very sweet dog.
The 2nd District includes parts of Vacaville, Fairfield, rural Solano County and Napa County – including Vacaville North of I-80, Fairfield West of I-80, Green Valley, Suisun Valley, Gordon Valley, Pleasants Valley, rural North Vacaville and Allendale.
Comcast Cares Day at Kairos Public Schools adding the US Map to the Playground.
I'm proud to have been sworn in by Supervisor John Vasquez - a friend and mentor and a champion for kids.
The Sharp Family, 2019