Fall 2020 Manhattan Beach School Board Candidate



I am excited to announce I am running as a Candidate for Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) School Board. The next several years will be increasingly challenging with the new distance learning and safety standard norms and continued budget challenges. To face these challenges, I can bring a powerful mix of experience in Community Leadership - Manhattan Beach PTA, Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) and LA County Natural History Museum Board; Business Experience - Northrop Grumman,, Mercer Management Consulting and Home Depot; and Education - MBA and B.S. in Math and Minor in English. Finally and most importantly I am a mom of an incoming MBMS eighth grader and your neighbor. I look forward to being a thoughtful and collaborative partner to you, so we can make every MB student's potential a reality.




Plan to collaborate with fellow school board members, the MBUSD Parents, Teachers & Admin, and the greater MB Community to:

Exercise responsible fiscal oversight for your tax dollars and donations

Ensure teachers and students are safe, healthy and secure every school day

Maximize success of all students using the latest advances in teaching and technology

Improve opportunities for creativity and project-based learning 

Eight Years of School & Community Leadership Experience:

Former Manhattan Beach District PTA Council President for all seven MB Schools, Grand View PTA President & PTA VP Communications Grand View

Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) Board Member and Middle School MBEF Representative

District Manhattan Beach PTA, VP Membership

Neptunian Woman’s Club of Manhattan Beach, VP Fundraising

LA County Natural History Museum, Vice President, Board of Trustees

Personal & Professional Highlights:

Lucky 16 year resident of Manhattan Beach 

Married to loving husband, Dirk de Roos, for 21 years
One child currently attending MBUSD Middle School


20 years of HR, retail management and consulting work experience. Most recently a Senior Project Manager for Northrop Grumman. 

William & Mary, MBA and Graduate School President & MBA Student Body VP

Roanoke College, BS Mathematics with minor in English Literature


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Heather de Roos has accumulated several titles in recent years. She’s the vice chair of the Board of Trustees for the Natural History Museum, vice president of fundraising for the Neptunian Club, and has held an array of leadership positions as...


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MBUSD School Board would be her full time job - Meeting with and responding to Community members, participating in committees, partnering with admin and staff, researching best practices and preparing for Board Meetings take a lot of time to do effectively. She can make representing you her top priority.


Mayor Richard Montgomery - City Council Mayor 

Suzanne Hadley - City Council Member

Nancy Hersmann - City Council Member

Steve Napolitano - City Council Member

Hildy Stern - City Council Member

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