Meet the candidate: Virginia L. Berry, Salida Union School District Trustee

What is your full, legal name?

Virginia Lee Berry

What name do you prefer be used in print?

Virginia L. Berry

What office do you seek?

Salida Union School District Trustee

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?

I want to insure that the students of Salida receive a rich, outstanding and well-rounded educational program during these tough economic times.

What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?

For now – overseeing the buget and setting program and spending prioities.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

Thirty six years as an educator in California: Fifteen years as a teacher in the Rialto Unified School District and twenty one years as an Administrator in the Salida Union School District (eighteen years as a Principal at both the elemntary and middle school levels).

Where do you work and what is your job title? (If retired, list position before retirement)

Retired Salida Union School District Principal.

What date were you born and where?

1951 - Monrovia, California

What is your spouse's name, if any?


What are the names and ages of your children, if any?


Please list the schools and colleges you attended, the degrees you attained and when.

CSU San Bernardino – MA in Elementary Education – 1978

CSU San Bernardino – BA in History - 1972

Have you ever held an elected or appointed public office? (Include dates and office title)


Have you run before for an elected public office? (Include dates and exact office title)


Approximately how much money do you expect to spend on your campaign?

Less than $1,000.

Have you ever been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation? If so, please explain and include dates and locations.


Have you or a business you owned or had principal interest in ever filed bankruptcy? If so, please include dates and the location the bankruptcy was filed.