Thank you Palo Alto!

Thank you all for your support during my re-election campaign for the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education.  I appreciate all the house parties, contributions, lawn signs, and great conversations I’ve had with you over the past few months about issues that matter to our families, teachers, and students.  Although I didn’t get enough votes to win this time, I am grateful for the opportunity to have served as your elected School Board representative for the past four years.

I’ve met amazing teachers, Principals, and staff across our district, who work hard every day to provide the highest quality teaching and learning environments for our students.  I've learned about civic engagement and the democratic process, about educational inequality throughout the State of California, and about the hard work, perseverance, and focus required to make incremental improvements within a school district. 

Like many of you, I have been talking with my children about the outcome of the national election, and I have encouraged them not to lose hope in the democratic process, even in the face of a heartbreaking loss.  We are a resilient nation and we will continue the fight towards social justice, tolerance of diversity, and economic equality.

Palo Alto is fortunate to have passionate, intelligent, dedicated people serving on the Board of Education.  I am honored to have served alongside them, and I welcome and congratulate our newcomers.  Our schools benefit when parents are involved in the education of their children, and we are stronger as a district when we all work together towards our common goals.

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