Kevin Beiser grew up in a large family in poverty and is the only member of his family to graduate from high school and college. He earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Willammette University in Salem, OR. After a successful career in management with a Fortune 500 company, Beiser returned to school to earn a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix in San Diego and two teaching credentials. He helped turn around Granger Junior High School, an underperforming school in National City, and was named the "San Diego Math Teacher of the Year" in 2009. He has also received the "Distinguished Service Award" for his work with students and strong support for the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE).
Beiser has been involved in the community in many capacities to improve education: Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC), Math Department Chair, Professional Learning Team Leader (PLC), District Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Committee, Strategic Planning Committee for Budgets, Football Coach, Math Field Day Coach, Public Library Volunteer, Link Crew Advisor and AVID Site Team. Eager to apply his private sector knowledge and results-oriented teaching experience, he successfully ran for the San Diego Unified School Board in 2010.
As a school board member, Beiser is working to reduce central office costs in order to preserve lower class sizes and enrichment programs for our children such as art, music, magnet schools and GATE. He is passionate about implementing research-based reforms that have helped turn around underperforming schools.
Beiser invites everyone to join him in advocating for more public education funding by contacting your local representatives in Sacramento to ensure we have the necessary resources to educate our children.