A Message From Yadranka
My name is Yadranka Draskovic, and I am a proud resident of El Segundo. My husband and I both graduated from El Segundo High School. I'm a parent of two sons; my older son graduated from El Segundo High School in 2020 and is now in college, and my younger son is in the 7th grade at El Segundo Middle School. We have a tradition of excellence in El Segundo schools, through generations, and my goal is to continue that tradition as a member of the ESUSD board.
I have a Master's degree in education, and a Bachelor's degree in business. I spent many years in the classroom as a teacher, helping students from 1st to 8th grade thrive. Prior to teaching, I had a successful career in finance and investment.
I'm also a child of first generation American (Croatian and Serbian) immigrant parents. I believe that my unique skill set would be an asset to the school board. As a board member, I am eager to continue offering quality education to future El Segundo students. My focus will always be on students and contributing to their success.
El Segundo School Board
A Student centered approach
As a board member I believe we need to focus on students. We need to ensure that we offer an environment that is not only conducive to learning, but also safe. All students can reach their full potential if given the tools to do so. It is up to the board to assist with making decisions that would provide learning opportunities for students to succeed and grow.
I also believe that it is the responsibility of the board to work with members of our community and district stakeholders. This absolutely must include parents.
As a board member, open communication is vital. Often it is not easy to consider several different views. However, I feel that it is absolutely necessary for the health of our community and our schools. With patience and consideration, we can reach a consensus that will ultimately help all stakeholders involved. Most importantly, our students win.