An advocate for students, 

 a proven leader,

and a patriot


Representing District 4 (Green area on the map)

Paulette Donnellon

San Diego County Board of Education

Representing 

District 4

Paulette Donnellon has been a resident of San Diego County since 1976. Growing up in Escondido, she attended Escondido schools as did her two children. Paulette lives in Escondido with her husband, a retired police officer and small business owner.   


For over 20 years, Paulette has worked with K-12 educational stakeholders nationwide, integrating 21st century technology solutions to enhance learning.  Infusing technology into schools has been a focal point of her tenure as Trustee of the Escondido Union School District and will be a focus as a Board member of San Diego County.  Paulette’s goals include bringing 21st century skills with a global outlook to every classroom in San Diego.  

Paulette, a proven educational leader, has been a Trustee of the Escondido Union School District since 2012.  She is past President of the Escondido Education Foundation and has served on the board of other educational organizations.  


A U.S. Army veteran, Paulette proudly served this nation for eight years, including a tour of duty during Desert Storm.