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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

San Carlos School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Kathleen Farley

2,562 votes (28.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Effective stewardship of the district’s strategic plan. The careful and inclusive selection of the next Superintendent is paramount to supporting the continued progress of our strategic plan from theory to implementation.
  • Fiscal responsibility - Continue our careful and conservative approach to managing the district’s budget, in both the near term and long term.
  • Facilities. Support the completion of our facilities master plan.



Global Product Lead, Google, Inc. (2016–current)
Governing board member, San Carlos School District — Elected position (2014–current)
Governing board memeber, San Carlos School District — Appointed position (2012–2014)


Stanford University Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business (1999)
Stanford University Masters of Education, Education (1999)
Georgetown University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), American Studies (1991)


It has been my privilege to serve as a member of the San Carlos School Board for the past six years. I bring to the board my experience as an educator, a technologist, and a business executive. Having taught middle school in Long Beach, CA as a member of Teach for America, I understand the particular challenges of California's educational system. I completed a BA at Georgetown University and an MA in Education and an MBA from Stanford University. For the past eighteen years, I've built and led organizations that have developed and mareketed education and consumer Internet products. i have a passion for mastery-based learning programs, and have led teams that developed competency-based education programs for universities and Fortune 100 companies.

I grew up in the bay area and I have lived in San Carlos for the last ten years with may husband and two sons (14 and 11).

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Evolve - a community organization

Elected Officials (2)

  • Nicole Bergeron, San Carlos School Board
  • Michelle Nayfack, San Carlos School District

Individuals (3)

  • Adam Rak, Former San Carlos School Board Trustee
  • Seth Rosenblatt, Former San Carlos School Board Trustee
  • Matt Kowitt, CLC parent and board member

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that a high-quality education that focuses on whole child development is the best investment a community can make in its youngest citizens. In our rapidly evolving world, our children need exceptional subject matter education and the development of strong problem solving and interpersonal skills. Moreover our schools should teach and support the resilience that will help our children effectively navigate change.

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