Gunnell has lived in Glendale since 1974. She attended Eugene Field and Mark Keppel elementary schools, Toll Middle School and Hoover High School, where she was a member of the water polo team. Her son is enrolled at Edison Elementary, and her nieces and nephews attend Fremont Elementary and Wilson Middle School. Gunnell has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and a master’s degree in human development.
Why are you running for school board?
I am running for school board because I want more parental and community involvement, resources focused on classroom and school sites, and transparency and accountability for financial and policy decisions.
What does the district need to improve on?
We need clear, concise, accurate information in different formats to reach the greatest number of stakeholders.
What is your stance on Measure S, and why?
I would have rather seen a parcel tax, as opposed to a bond, which can be used for personnel (or whatever is specifically stated in the language), who have a direct impact on student achievement. People should persuade their legislators to get the ballot initiative on the June ballot and let the electorate vote to continue the taxes that we currently pay to the state.