A VOTE for ANN is a vote for Excellence!


As an actively engaged parent, I am running for School Board because I understand the issues, communicate effectively and will continue advocating to ensure an equitable and excellent education for all students.  

Candidate Statement

I am a 19 year resident of Santa Monica and long-time active participant in Santa Monica’s education, arts and business communities. If elected, I would become the only mother on the School Board with a child currently enrolled in our District. I bring a broad range of skills and experience, as well as fresh perspective and dedication to the excellence and vitality for which education in SMMUSD is known.

As a School Board member, these are among the issues I will continue to advocate for:

    ● Clean, environmentally safe, and secure schools
    ● Healthy school lunches
    ● Curriculum expansion
    ● School community engagement
    ● Development of critical thinking skills
    ● Protection of student and parent data
    ● Middle school sports teams
    ● Fiscal responsibility

My community participation and professional experience include:

SMMUSD Visual and Performing Arts District Advisory Committee (currently serving 2nd term) ● Santa Monica Committee for Racial Justice (2015 - Present) ● SMMUSD Local Control Accountability Plan Consultation Committee (2015 - 2017) ● Roosevelt Elementary Site Council (2015 - 2017) ● Santa Monica Public Arts Committee (2004 - 2014) ● Account Executive, ArtNews & Division of Time Inc. ● Advertising Director, Art & Auction and other art/culture/travel/design related publications

A Vote for Ann is a Vote for Excellence!


Ann Maggio Thanawalla

A VOTE for ANN is a vote for Excellence!


School Board 2018



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