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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Fiona Walter

Incumbent
25,792 votes (30.57%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Successful construction of facilities to accommodate future enrollment growth - we must live up to past practice with on-time on-budget projects adhering to the Facilities Master Plan as presented to our community
  • Critical budget decisions as more students enter our schools - given that we are locally funded, increased enrollment means tighter budgets while still continuing to provide a world-class education for all of our students
  • Support for struggling students and mental health services - academic success for all our students must be the goal; ongoing mental health services play a critical role in this success

Experience

Experience

Profession:Incumbent/Engineer/Tech Editor
Technical Editor, InsideGNSS Magazine, NAVIGATION, multiple universities (2000–current)
Trustee, Mountain View Los Altos High School District — Elected position (2014–current)
Treasurer, Santa Clara County School Boards Association — Appointed position (2018–current)
Co-Chair, MVLA Measure E Bond Campaign — Appointed position (2018–current)
Member, MVLA Partnership Council — Appointed position (2017–current)
Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District — Elected position (2004–2012)
Mechanical Engineer, Failure Analysis Associates (now Exponent) (1994–1999)

Education

Stanford University BS/MS, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics (current)

Community Activities

Graduate, Los Altos LEAD (2015–2015)
President, MVHS PTSA (2013–2014)
Chair, MVWSD Measure G Bond Campaign (2012–2012)
Graduate, Leadership Mountain View (2004–2005)
Graduate, CSBA Masters in Governance (2004–2005)

Biography

As current board president, I'm proud of our very successful high school district.  I am seeking a second term to provide continuity on many long-term district plans as well as to address future student needs.  Sustained leadership is essential for these key issues:

  • Construction to accommodate future enrollment growth;
  • Critical budget decisions as more students enter our schools;
  • Support for struggling students and mental health services; and,
  • Ongoing teacher support for new curriculum requirements.

My strong record of education leadership began with PTA involvement and includes: current MVLA Trustee (2014-present); Co-Chair, 2018 MVLA Measure E Bond Measure; MVWSD Trustee (2004-2012); Chair, 2012 MVWSD Measure G Bond Measure; Graduate, Masters in Governance, 2005; Leasdership Mountain View 2005; Los Altos LEAD 2015.

I am a 24-year Mountain View resident with two recent Mountain View High School graduates.  I would be honored to have your vote.

For more information, please visit my website at fionaforschoolboard.com.  Thank you!

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Mountain View Voice
  • Los Altos Town Crier
  • Los Altos Women's Caucus
  • Santa Clara County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (29)

  • Hon. Joe Simitian, Supervisor, District 5, County of Santa Clara
  • Hon. Laura Blakely, Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Hon. Judy Hannemann, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Los Altos High School District
  • Hon. Susan Sweeley, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Los Altos High School District
  • Hon. Julia Rosenberg, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Los Altos High School District
  • Hon. William Lambert, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Hon. Margaret Abe-Koga, Councilmember, City of Mountain View
  • Hon. Marge Bruno, Former Mayor, City of Los Altos
  • Hon. Jean Mordo, Mayor, City of Los Altos
  • Hon. Peter Landsberger, Trustee, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District
  • Hon. Pearl Cheng, Trustee, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District
  • Hon. Grace Mah, Trustee, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • Hon. Jeannie Bruins, Council Member, City of Los Altos
  • Hon. Curtis Cole, Former Mayor, City of Los Altos
  • Hon. John McAlister, Councilmember, City of Mountain View
  • Hon. Chris Clark, Councilmember, City of Mountain View
  • Hon. R. Michael Kasperzak, Jr., Former Mayor, City of Mountain View
  • Hon. David Williams, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Los Altos High School District
  • Hon. Ellen Wheeler, Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Hon. Tamara Wilson, Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Hon. Jose Gutierrez, Jr., Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Hon. Stephen Olson, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Hon. Margot Harrigan, Retired Trustee, Los Altos School District
  • Hon. Bonnie Mace, Trustee, Evergreen School District
  • Hon. Steve Taglio, Trustee, Los Altos School District
  • Hon. Jessica Speiser, Trustee, Los Altos School District
  • Hon. Bryan Johnson, Trustee, Los Altos School District
  • Hon. Carol Fisher, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District
  • Hon. Rose Filicetti, Retired Trustee, Mountain View Whisman School District

Individuals (23)

  • Dr. Barry Groves, Retired Superintendent, Mountain View Los Altos High School District
  • Carol Olson, Former CEO, Chamber of Commerce Mountain View
  • Pat Kapp, President, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
  • Kim Thompson, Retired Principal, Graham Middle School
  • Dr. Judy Crates, Retired Principal, Graham Middle and Castro Elementary Schools
  • Ellen Kamei, Mountain View Environmental Planning Commission
  • Lucas Ramirez, Mountain View Environmental Planning Commission
  • Bruce Barsi, Retired Police Captain, Mountain View Police Department
  • Tamara Fagin, Member, LASD Citizen's Advisory Committee on Finance & Board Member, NJB, Foothill Chapter
  • Alan Cyron, Past President, Mountain View Los Altos Foundation
  • Margaret Gong, Co-Executive Director, Mountain View Los Altos Foundation
  • Laura Roberts, Co-Executive Director, Mountain View Los Altos Foundation
  • Kathy Thibodeaux, Past President, Mountain View Educational Foundation & KM Thibodeaux Consulting
  • Judy Levy
  • Carol Uyeda
  • Aila Malik
  • Elena Shea
  • Debbie Kundrat
  • Meri-Beth Bird
  • Nancy Bremeau
  • Bob Crissman
  • Shali Sirkay
  • Cleave Frink

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Please visit my website at fionaforschoolboard.com.  Thank you!

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