"Sanford, who is currently the longest-serving school district superintendent in the county, is excited to bring the success achieved at Gratton School District to SCOE if elected. Test scores in the school district consistently score well above both the state and county average, she said, and are among the top scores in the area. In addition, the district has no debt, has never gone out to bond and has a healthy reserve."
"Suzette and 10 teammates from the Gratton School in the Stanislaus County community of Denair joined dozens of other young, bright students at Monroe Middle School in San Jose early Saturday to showcase their work in Future City’s Northern California regional competition."
San Jose Mercury News- January 13, 2018
"Among her many achievements, Shannon is the longest-serving superintendent in Stanislaus County. Her district has consistently scored among the highest in the area. She has maintained a debt-free district while posting an enviable reserve, without bonding – an achievement rarely found among school districts." Modesto Bee, Letter to the Editor, May 15, 2018