Press Release


September 16, 2014

Carol Normandin Kicks Off her Campaign for Laguna Beach School Board

(Laguna Beach, CA) On Sunday, Carol Normandin of Laguna Beach kicked off her campaign for one of the three open seats on the Laguna Beach School Board in the upcoming November election.

In announcing her candidacy, Carol Normandin spoke about her belief in public education. For the past eight years, she has helped raise millions of dollars for the Laguna Beach School District. Through these fundraising efforts, classroom volunteering and being a parent of children in Laguna’s schools, Carol is knowledgeable about the issues that matter most to parents, teachers, administrators and taxpayers. In her candidate’s statement, she said, “The District enjoys an excellent credit rating and has strong reserves, and I will guarantee that both are protected and maintained. Finally, I want to establish LBUSD as one of the best districts in the country in terms of an all-around education based on the whole student concept.”

When asked why she decided to run, Carol Normandin shared, “Last month, I received a phone call from Theresa O’Hare telling me she was retiring from the School Board and asked me to consider running. I talked it over with my husband and three kids. When my 10-year old son said, “Mommy, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. It matters if you run!,” I went to the Orange County Registrar of Voters and filed.”

Carol Normandin has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M. She started and ran, The Normandin Group, an executive search business that staffed companies such as Universal, McKinsey and Fox. Carol and her husband, attorney Ken Parker, have three children, ages 10, 12 and 14. Their children currently attend school at Top of the World, Thurston and OCSA. In addition to her fundraising work for the District, Carol has volunteered on the Development Committee of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, the Friendship Shelter and the Orange County Humane Society.

For more information, please visit Carol can be reached directly at or (949) 342-4724.