Can you give me some basic background information about you and your career in education?

My name is Darrell Eric Eddins Sr, (STS), (SPS) I am a Safety specialist. I have lived in this community for 40 plus years. I have two children, six grandchildren. My two adult children attended elementary and middle schools and are graduates of Burroughs High School. I graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, Ca. I attended CCCC, UC Riverside and Columbia Southern in pursuit of my degree in Health and Safety. I am best known as Coach Eddins, I have coached every level of football, starting at IWV Freshman ending at Varsity at BHS.

 

Why are you running for the school board this year?

My life has been devoted to helping and serving the youth of our community. I currently am the president of the DEF board. In the past five years under my leadership along with my CEO and board of directors we have drastically improved the facility. I see a need in the Schools that needs attention. I believe that I have the experience serving on boards such as (RRH Board, RRH Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, IWV youth Baseball and Football Board of directors, RC Chamber, Chamber Ambassador, IWV United Way, Duty Commissioner for AVYFA, Construction for Habitat for Humanity, IWV Youth baseball Umpires and RC Star Follies) to make a difference.

 

What are some things you hope to accomplish if you are elected to the board?

I would like to implement changes to the schools exterior, Example: Murray is a brand new school that is covered with weeds and insightly landscaping.

 

Are there any federal and/or state programs that would provide financial assistance to the district that we have not taken advantage of yet?

I am not aware at this time.

What are your top priorities for the district?

Safety for All, this includes Students, Staff, Administration and Visitors.

 

What strengths do you bring to the board as an individual?

Energy, Motivation, Leadership, and a New Face that has been around a long time.