About Emily

Hi! My name is Emily Prusso. I come from a long line of educators. My great-grandmother taught in a one room schoolhouse in Northern Idaho at the turn of the twentieth century and my grandmother went to college and became a teacher in a time when many women didn’t attend college. My parents were both educators, my brothers currently teach at rival high schools, and my sister teaches second grade.

My husband, Dustin, and I own a small construction business in town and I help him manage it on the side as I am mostly a full-time stay-at-home-mom. My master’s degree in English Literature comes in handy when my kids are looking for new books to read and help with essays to write.

I have four kids: Lily, Canyon, Alice and Jane. Our favorite things to do as a family are hiking, swimming in cold lakes and road-tripping to National Parks. Lily and Canyon graduated from LHS (Go Cowboys!) and my husband is also a Cowboy alum. I have been on the school board in Livermore for four years. In that time, I have learned that students are smart, passionate and way more tech savvy than me! I’ve also learned that we have some incredible teachers who allow student-centered learning, encourage creativity, and support critical thinking skills. I’ve learned to work with my fellow board members as a team and I’ve also learned to be open to a diversity of thoughts and ideas from our Tri-Valley partners while serving on the ROP (Regional Occupational Program) Board.

I have learned that Cowboys have grit, Matadors are passionate, and Dolphins build rockets! I’ve learned that Stingrays and Wildcats love reading and that Cougars love to run! I’ve also learned that Racoons are kind and Colts love to work together. The Eagles and the Ravens are smart and loving and the Christensen Cougars cheer for each other. The Wolf Pack has the biggest heart and they fight hard as a team and as individuals. The Bulldogs and the Labradors are friendly and loyal and the Roadrunners have a school spirit that can’t be beat. Leopards love to learn. The Mustangs nurture a culture of academics and fun. And finally, the Surfers are cool and definitely know how to catch a wave, even after a wipeout.

I love living in Livermore and I care about education. I am hoping to be able to make positive changes in the LVJUSD that support student-centered learning.