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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
School

Kentfield School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Heather McPhail Sridharan

Trustee, Kentfield School District
3,510 votes (26.65%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure differentiated instruction is occurring across all subjects and in all classrooms of our district.
  • Address the growing achievement gap in the academic performance of English language learners, socioeconomically underrepresented students, and students with disabilities in our district.
  • Continue to monitor the responsible fiscal stewardship of our resources, particularly related to the Measure D construction projects currently happening in our district.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Vice President, Kentfield School Board of Trustees
Trustee, Kentfield School District — Elected position (2013–current)

Education

Oxford University M.Phil (Masters with Dissertation), Latin American Political Economy (1996)
U.C. Berkeley B.A., Political Science (1993)

Biography

I am a parent to four children currently attending Bacich and Kent,

and am a fourth generation Marin native.

 

Over the last five years as an elected Trustee, I helped lead two

successful bond and parcel tax measures to make our schools safer and

prepared for 21st century learning.  During my term, Bacich and Kent

have consistently scored among the top schools in the state as

California Distinguished Schools, and Kent earned a California Gold

Ribbon for Science in 2015.

 

I believe outstanding public schools are fundamental to a thriving

community.  In 2013, I ran for the KSD Board to help foster a more

inclusive community and open, transparent communication.  During my

tenure, I have served on the District Communication and English

Learner Advisory Committees, and feel proud of our work to improve

community engagement.

 

Civic leadership and community involvement have always been important

to me.  For 20+ years I’ve served on national and local boards. Apart

from the KSD Board, I served as Chair of the KSD Safe Routes to School

Program for 7 years, and currently serve as Vice-President of the

Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society.  In May, 2017, I felt honored

to be recognized as one of the "Young Women Leaders of Marin" by the

Marin Women's Political Action Committee (MWPAC).

 

I have held executive positions in both the corporate and public

sector in business development and strategy. I received degrees from

Marin Catholic High School, UC Berkeley, and Oxford University.  If

re-elected, I will continue to ensure responsible fiscal stewardship

of our resources; serve as an independent voice within the KSD Board; and always be accessible within our community.

 

I feel honored to have served on the Kentfield School Board as a Trustee for the past five years, and hope to continue the important work for our students and community.

Learn more on my website: www.heatherforkentfieldschools.com

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathermcphail/

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools
  • Katie Rice, Marin County Board of Supervisors
  • Bob Goldman, Board Member, Marin County of Board of Education and Former KSD Trustee

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