My Priorities

Manage Through the Pandemic – We face an unprecedented crisis that has changed our lives, and nowhere more than in our schools.  There are many decisions to make, and the conditions are changing fast.  We need to focus on students - keep them safe, and give them every possible support and chance to succeed, especially those who need school the most.

Academic Achievement for Every Student – We have outstanding student achievement overall, but we need to look at our students as individuals, not averages. Closing the achievement gap for minority and low-income students must move beyond good intentions to actual results.

Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being – This has become a critical value at our schools, and we have to continue to build on it.  The challenges of COVID-19 for children and teens makes this even more important.  

Data-Driven Decision Making – Debate without data is usually a waste of time. Even worse, since it can drive people apart. We need to insist on good data to make good decisions, and bring a spirit of cooperation and constructive problem solving to every issue.

Strong Fiscal Management – The next few years will be challenging. We need to draw on our "rainy day" reserves to protect key programs and address our weaknesses; we also need to cut expenses.  We are in a better financial position than most school districts - we need to use that strength to support our students.

Transparency & Trust – The success of the District relies on a foundation of trust with parents, the community, and all our stakeholders. Maintaining that trust requires openness and candor in everything we do, and an unfailing effort to follow through on our commitments.

Todd Image

Father of three, alumni of Briones, Barron Park, Terman, and Gunn

Career: 30+ years as an entrepreneur and investor

PAUSD: Current Board president, long-time PTA and District volunteer

Education: BA, Harvard College, MBA Harvard Business School

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Paid for by Re-Elect Todd Collins for School Board 2020 (FPPC ID 1429207) | Photos courtesy Felipe Munera Savino (except as noted)

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