Noelani Sallings ’04 has been elected to the board of the Santa Clara Unified School District. Sallings helped organize “Walk for Education” to raise awareness of budget cuts and was a key contributor to the reorganization and redirection of the Santa Clara Schools Foundation, for it to focus on working more directly with the children they fund and improve their fundraising results.
Her most prized project is Music Rivals: a district-wide music competition that inspires student creativity and collaboration. Throughout all of this work, she has remained on the PTA board at her children’s schools.
She is also a passionate advocate for women’s rights, social justice, and the environment, having served on the boards of DAWN (Democratic Activists for Women Now), the Asian Pacific American Democratic Club, and BAYMEC (a local LGBT rights organization).
Sallings is currently completing a master’s degree in Public Administration at Notre Dame de Namur University. She was the first in her family to attend college and ultimately plans to obtain a Ph.D.