Michele Ryan and her husband Eric have been married for 23 years and have been part of the Santa Clara community for 16 years.

Eric is an Electrical Engineer with a medical equipment manufacturer, and Michele is an educator in Santa Clara County.

They have three children, all of whom have attended Santa Clara Unified School District schools.

Michele was first elected to the SCUSD School Board in 2012 by more votes than any candidate in the last 20 years, and in her four years on the board, she has been a strong advocate for students, parents, and teachers.