Kenwood Press

Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
News: 08/15/2019

Dunbar area school board rep steps down

Nicole Abaté Ducarroz
Nicole Abaté Ducarroz, the Sonoma Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) board member representing the Dunbar Elementary School attendance area in Glen Ellen, is retiring.

Ducarroz is stepping down after serving nearly four terms on SVUSD’s board of trustees. She is the longest serving trustee in the history of SVUSD. Her last day will be Oct.1.

Ducarroz said she is retiring to focus on the career of her daughter, Nikita Ducarroz, a top ranked BMX freestyle rider who is trying to make the U.S. Olympic team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

“Over the years, it has been my honor to serve so many students and families and support so many extraordinary educators,” said Ducarroz. “I am confident I am leaving the district in competent hands, with a solid and unified board that understands the wonderful attributes of SVUSD and also the challenges.”

“We are losing an anchor to board history and expertise,” said SVUSD Superintendent Socorro Shiels.

Fellow board member John Kelly praised Ducarroz’ contributions and her, “legacy of public service that is a tribute to her community, her family, and her strength of character.”

Anyone interested in filling Ducarroz’ Dunbar attendance area seat should fill out an application, which can be obtained online at

Qualified applicants must live in the Dunbar attendance area and be a registered voter. An informational meeting for prospective candidates will be held in early October.

For more information, call 935-4246, or email

Recently Published:

01/15/2020 - Cannabis dispensary, cultivation projects in front of advisory board
01/15/2020 - Super Bowl party!
01/15/2020 - Grandmother Oak was iconic, magnificent
01/15/2020 - SRJC genealogy class in Oakmont
01/15/2020 - Oakmont Art Show coming up
01/15/2020 - Sugarloaf and Jack London annual status reports
01/15/2020 - Specific Plan for SDC getting underway
01/15/2020 - “From Suffrage to #Me Too” opens with museum’s tribute to local women
01/15/2020 - Learn about no-cost caption phone at SIR #53
01/15/2020 - Judge ends suit over golf club sale
01/15/2020 - Funding secured for purchase of Oakmont golf courses
01/15/2020 - PAT people picked for SDC Specific Plan
12/15/2019 - Burn permit suspension lifted
12/15/2019 - Kindergarten registration open now
12/15/2019 - Oakmont golf courses closing until sale complete
12/15/2019 - SDC Public Advisory Team selected
12/15/2019 - Top stories of 2019
12/15/2019 - No place like home for the holidays...
12/15/2019 - Use permit for Bennett Valley cannabis grow appealed by neighbors
12/15/2019 - KFD tables consolidation effort
12/15/2019 - Local nonprofit wish list
12/01/2019 - Welcome home...
12/01/2019 - FEMA grants Santa Rosa $1M to ensure effective evacuation routes
12/01/2019 - Correction
12/01/2019 - New groundwater monitoring wells will provide ‘picture’ of underground water connections

Community Calendar

Oakmont Farmers Market
Oakmont Community Church service
Kenwood Community Church service
High times on the high seas
Bingo at Star of the Valley
Sons of Hermann German Club
Super Bowl Party

Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2