Trustee Candidate: Sara Jones

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For 16 years, Jones has been the owner and CEO of a successful, national catalog-based company now serving 100,000 customers. Previously, she worked as a director of fundraising for the public-private partnership Citymeals-on-Wheels raising several million dollars in donations annually and gaining an understanding of the role of private fundraising for public institutions.

She is a current trustee for North Shore’s Board of Education and co-founded the volunteer-run nonprofit Sea Cliff MAKEshop, which provides coding, science and engineering opportunities for students. Previously, she served as treasurer for the Friends of the Sea Cliff Library. She has a son at Sea Cliff School and a daughter at North Shore Middle School.

NSBOESaraJones_050416A“I am a strong advocate for public schools generally and our district in particular,” said Jones. “Through my experiences as a member of the North Shore Board of Education over the last three years, I have gained a great deal of insight about the workings of public education both on a local and national scale. I believe this experience makes me an even stronger candidate now than I was three years ago, and I look forward to having the opportunity to put my knowledge and skills to work for the North Shore community for another term.

“During my tenure on the Board of Education, I have advocated for a curriculum that focuses on creating life-long learners and engaged citizens. As such, I authored the board’s Resolution on High Stakes Testing which argued for limiting the impact of government mandated testing on our high performing schools. My work on the board has also focused on promoting and protecting the overall well-being of our students. I am a board representative to the Wellness and Health & Safety Committees and initiated a review of our student data privacy policies. I also serve on the district’s Construction Steering committee, which is deeply involved in the long term planning used to provide the facilities needed for the kind of well-rounded experience we want for our students.”

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