Pleasanton USD

Valerie Arkin, Board President; David Haglund, Superintendent; Janelle Woodward, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning; Heather Pereira, Coordinator

The Mariachi Music program in Pleasanton USD serves close to 200 families annually. This family-serving program centers around students learning Mariachi music and functions as a community center. Families from historically marginalized populations are provided with a safe-and-supportive environment to learn more about how to be involved in the school district and in the education process of their students. Students are provided with high-quality, culturally relevant music instruction along with tutoring, enrichment, nourishment, counseling services and education for parents. This unique program allows families to truly feel connected to Pleasanton Unified and has proven to provide students with the supports needed to achieve academic excellence.