Support Heidi's Re-Election to the Palo Alto Unified School District School Board in 2016!

It has been a great honor to serve the Palo Alto community since 2012 as an elected Trustee of the Palo Alto Unified School District.  Over the past four years I've consistently been impressed with the district's commitment to providing the highest quality education to every student, every day.  

Palo Alto is passionate about education.  Just come to any School Board meeting and you’ll find committed parents, teachers, and community members discussing hot-button issues from student achievement and student stress, enrollment predictions, literacy and mathematics, and innovative teaching and learning in the classroom.

I share that passion and have dedicated the last ten years to working in the field of education while also raising my two children. As a teacher, parent, and educational advocate, I have learned how diverse and underfunded our educational system is in the State of California. 

PAUSD needs experienced School Board members who understand trends in education reform, complexities of educational funding, and how to tackle difficult issues around enrollment fluctuations, educational budget priorities, construction bond programs, and the ongoing challenge of integrating high academic achievement with social, intellectual, and ethical learning.

I invite you to join me in creating a vision for Palo Alto as a model school district in California: one that values inclusivity and diversity, collaboration and individual achievement.  Together, we can nurture the next generation of great thinkers, innovators, and leaders.     

With your help, I will continue to work hard on behalf of families, teachers, and, most importantly, the remarkable students in our community.  

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    AP testing errors lead to retakes and ice cream

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    Nearly 900 Advanced Placement (AP) exams had to be re-taken this week because the school discovered seating irregularities and test distribution errors.  As soon as the school realized the errors, they were reported to the College Board, who invalidated the original exams.  This was a nightmare for students, teachers, and administrators and sparked an investigation, which will result in a report to the School Board for how to ensure this will not happen in the future.  Many Gunn High School teachers are being flexible with end-of-year projects and exams, in order to accommodate the stress of the re-takes.  Our students were understandably shocked and dismayed to have to re-take their AP exams, but handled the situation with grace, strength, and resilience.  I headed over to the high school on Thursday afternoon with some of my Board colleagues to serve Rick's Ice Cream, a small and tasty token of our support.     

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