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Seattle School Board Candidates - District 2 / What Do You Want The Board To Do?

Ross Reynolds
07/09/2007 at 1:00 p.m.

It's the first day on the job for Seattle's new school superintendent Maria Goodloe–Johnson. Meanwhile candidates are vying for three seats on the Seattle School Board. We'll hear from the School Board candidates for North Seattle's District Two. The primary election is coming up on August 21st. What are the candidates' priorities? What's the evidence they can build consensus on the school board to accomplish their goals? What do they think about closing schools, diversity in the classroom, the budget? After we hear from the candidates, we'll hear from you. What's one thing you want from the next Seattle School board?

Guests:
Darlene Flynn is the incumbent for Seattle School Board District 2. She's been on the School Board since 2003. She and her three children attended Seattle Public Schools. She's worked for the city as a Neighborhood Development Manager. And currently, she works in the city of Seattle's office for Civil Rights.
Patrick Kelley works as the volunteer initiatives manager at United Way of King County. He works with businesses to put together employee volunteer programs. It is through his work that Mr. Kelley developed a passion for public education. In the past he has taught English in South Korea for two years and coached a boy's soccer team for seven years. He has been on the board of directors for The International Drop in Center, Seattle Youth Involvement Network, and Seattle Works.
Lisa Steubing is the Executive Director of Take Back Your Time, a national organization that addresses overwork and overscheduling. She was formerly the Chair for the 43rd District Democrats. She's had more than 20 years' experience building community organizations. And she's the mother of one daughter, who went to a mix of independent and public schools.
Sherry Carr was most recently the President of the Seattle Council PTSA. Her term ended in May. She was a member of the Community Advisory Committee for Investing in Educational Excellence, which looked at the possibility of closing some Seattle school buildings. And she was a board member of Schools First, which put school levy initiatives on the ballot. Her day job is as a Senior Finance Leader at Boeing. She has two daughters who currently attend Seattle Public Schools.

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