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2015 Voter Guide

We need Schools that Work. Vote for School Board May 19, 2015!

*Please note, neighborhoods and schools were incorrect in first version. Candidate guides updated 5/4/15 with accurate information. Our apologies for any confusion

 

The Candidates

Why are you running for School Board?

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Dr. Regina Holley, District 2 Dr. Regina Holley, District 2

I am running for school board to enhance educational opportunities for all students.  I will continue to hold all stakeholders accountable, including administration, principals, teachers, parents & students.  I believe that with the proper vision, we can have a world-class educational system in Pittsburgh.

District 2 Candidate Guide
Kirk Burkley, District 4 Candidate Kirk Burkley, District 4 Candidate

Improving our school district is the single most important issue facing our City. Within the next two years PPS will likely be searching for a new Superintendent and negotiating a new contract with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT). I will work to ensure that children, schools and taxpayers are at the center of these searches and negotiations.

District 4 Candidate Guide
Lynda Wrenn, District 4 Candidate Lynda Wrenn, District 4 Candidate

I am running for school board because I believe that all students deserve a high quality education regardless of their zip codes. I believe in our public schools and want them to be the first choice for families. If elected, I will advocate for programs that give ALL children the tools to succeed.

 

District 4 Candidate Guide
Samuel Hurst, District 6 Candidate Samuel Hurst, District 6 Candidate    No response provided.District 6 Candidate Guide
Moira Kaleida, District 6 Candidate Moira Kaleida, District 6 Candidate

I have both a history and a future with PPS. I am a graduate of Brashear High School, have a degree in education from Penn State, and my oldest is in her first year of school with PPS. If elected, I plan to focus on Early Childhood Education, school safety, and community schools.

District 6 Candidate Guide
Tracy Link, District 6 Candidate Tracy Link, District 6 Candidate

I am running because my children are older now. And for the past 17 years, while my four children have grown through the PPS, I have had the opportunity to speak with principals, students, teachers, parents and community leaders and understand their frustrations that currently exist within the system.

District 6 Candidate Guide
Kevin Carter, District 8 Candidate Kevin Carter, District 8 Candidate

I am running because our current education system has put our children’s future is at stake. The most vital resource we have is our youth. When their future successes are put in jeopardy, we lose untold amounts of innovative solutions, community development opportunities, and powerful workforce bases.

District 8 Candidate Guide
Rosemary Moriarty Dr. Rosemary Moriarty, District 8 Candidate

I am running to use my expertise and experience to help the school community and to improve the Pittsburgh Public Schools. It is my desire to make a positive change in district 8 focusing on academic achievement, school climate, eliminating inequity and building partnerships for better education.

District 8 Candidate Guide
Patricia Rogers, District 8 Candidate Patricia Rogers, District 8 Candidate

I want to see all students be afforded an education that meets at least minimum proficiency on academic standards.

District 8 Candidate Guide