After nearly four terms over 15 years, Nicole Ducarroz has surprisingly announced her resignation from the Sonoma Valley School District Board of Trustees, effective October 1. The decision was a tough one, she said, but creates time for a very cool pursuit — helping her daughter get to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
“My daughter Nikita, who has been ranked in the top five worldwide in BMX Freestyle, wants to give it a go. In order to accomplish this, her international travel commitments have increased substantially. As her team manager, my international travel has increased along with hers.”
Serving as a trustee imparted some valuable lessons. “I’ve learned that planting seeds and the journey are just as important as the destination.”… Duccaroz is confident that the district s “very competent hands, with a strong foundation; a solid and unified board that understands the wonderful attributes of Sonoma Valley Unified and also the challenges; and an intelligent, highly capable and caring superintendent, administrative team, faculty, and staff.”
Looking back she says, “Over the years I have learned a lot, working with so many extraordinary educators. I am in awe of each of you. There are so many heroes here.”
The board must now decide to either appoint someone in her place, or hold an election, to complete the remaining one year of her term representing the Dunbar/Glen Ellen attendance Area.