A second incumbent on Portland Public Schools' board of directors has decided against running for re-election this May.
I have decided not to seek re-election to a third term on the Portland School Board. I am honored to have been elected in 2003 and again in 2007 to the Board by the citizens of Portland. I am grateful for their trust and support in representing them during my tenure of almost eight years. It has been one of my greatest professional privileges to interact daily with diverse parents, students, teachers, staff, administrators, and friends of Portland Public Schools as a Board Member. Although I will not be seeking re-election, I will continue to be engaged with our schools in my capacity as a professional educator because I believe that robust public schools are important for a thriving democracy