With family

Pearl and students

University of Iowa
Hancher-Finkbine Alumni Medallion

Woman of the year 2004
(22nd Assembly District)







About Pearl


  • Born and raised in the Midwest to a family of educators
  • 28 years in the Bay Area
    -19 years in High Tech, NASA-Ames Research Center
    -Now working as Education Program Manager, United Way Silicon Valley
  • Education:
    -University of Iowa  
    -Stanford University
  • Married to Bob Campbell
  • Two children attending public schools

Educational Commitment

  • Trustee, Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) Board of Education, 8 years
  • Educ. Program Manager, United Way Silicon Valley. Manage programs serving at-risk youth countywide
  • Former President, Santa Clara County School Boards Association. Advocacy and leadership serving all 33 school districts in the county
  • Member, Education Coalition of Santa Clara County
  • Consultant, EdSource – a non-profit for educational research and analysis
  • Co-Chair, Measure C school facilities bond campaign, passed 6/01
  • Various CUSD committees/councils
    -Budget Advisory
    -Strategic Planning
    -Language Arts Task Force
    -School Site Council
    -Weekly classroom volunteer and guest speaker

Management and Leadership Experience

  • Program Manager, United Way Silicon Valley
  • Executive Manager, NASA-Ames Research Center
  • Advisory Board member, University of Iowa-College of Engineering

Community Activities

  • Foothill-DeAnza Chancellor Circle; FHDA Foundation board liaison and member
  • Cupertino Rotary; Past Youth Services Director
  • American Red Cross, former Board member
  • Juvenile Court Education Task Force for Foster Youth
  • Tutor, Adult Literacy and Education Program
  • Past board member, Barrington Bridge Homeowner's Assn


  • Woman of the Year 2004, Assembly District 22
  • Hancher-Finkbine Alumni Medallion 2005
    -Given to a graduate who has attained special distinction for leadership, learning and loyalty
    -First to receive award as a student leader and alumnus

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