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Ms. Cris Hennessey
Trustee Area 3
Term of Office 2016-2020
Cris has been a resident of Kings Beach since 1995. She is also TTUSD’s first Latina board member. Cris was born in Argentina and lived there until the age of 10. Once in the United States, she became a U.S. Citizen at the age of 15. Her background is in social services where she served in the fields of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and basic human needs.
She is a translator and has her own translation firm. Her clients include county agencies, local non-profits, municipalities, and private entities.
Cris is passionate about our school district. She has a daughter who attends high school in the district, and has been volunteering in her daughter's schools since kindergarten. She also served on the board of Excellence in Education, giving her a broader understanding of our community's support and collaboration with TTUSD.
Cris is committed to upholding the district’s high standards, and in governing in a way that provides opportunities for staff and scholars to meet those standards. Her belief is that by supporting teachers and administrative staff, students benefit as well.
Cris believes that every child deserves an excellent education in a safe environment, and should be challenged to better themselves, their school and their community.