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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Morgan Hill Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 3

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Thomas Arnett

Education Researcher
7,641 votes (54.21%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Foster innovative personalized learning options within the district
  • Find solutions to close achievement gaps
  • Ensure that the district recruits and supports high quality teachers



Profession:Education Researcher
Education Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation (2013–current)
Education Pioneers Fellow, Achievement First Public Schools (2012–2012)
Middle School Math Teacher, Kansas City Missouri School District (2009–2011)


Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Technology Leadership (2013)
Brigham Young University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Economics (2009)


I’m an alumnus of the Morgan Hill Unified School District and a parent of young children who will be attending district schools. I started my career as a middle school math teacher in the Kansas City, Missouri school district and then later worked with a school in Connecticut to design and lead an innovative summer school program. I work as an Education Research Fellow for a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank called the Clayton Christensen Institute. At the Institute we study how school systems can successfully develop innovative instructional models that personalize learning to meet students’ individual needs. I travel across the country working with district and state education leaders to help them develop policies and programs that foster personalized learning. I hold a BS in Economics with a minor in Psychology from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

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