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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 1999 Election
Governing Board Member; Palo Alto Unified School District

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Mandy Lowell 7,450 votes 22.3%

  • Occupation: attorney
  • Harvard Law School, University of Notre Dame
  • 15 years practice at premier law firm
  • District-wide PTA Council Executive Board
  • Delegate to California PTA Convention
  • District-wide Task Force on Low-achieving students
  • Age, 42; married, 3 children: ages 9, 7, and 3.
  • Top-Notch Education: challenge each student to do personal best.
  • Handle over-crowded schools.
  • Attract and retain high-quality teachers.
John Tuomy 7,399 votes 22.2%
Gail Price 7,247 votes 21.7%
  • Occupation: City Planner, City of Sunnyvale
  • M.A., Geography, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A., Asian Studies, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • B.A.,, Social Science, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • Co-Chair, Gunn H.S, Site Council, 1999
  • President, Palo Alto Community Child Care Board, 1995-97
  • PAUSD Enrollment and Planning Committees, 1994-date
  • Long-range planning for enrollment and fiscal management.
  • Teaching and learning; early intervention and targeted skills improvement.
  • Community building with city, business, non-profit organizations, and neighborhoods.
Barbara H. Spreng 6,818 votes 20.4%
  • Occupation: Nonprofit Director/Mother
  • BA, Univ. of Washington
  • graduate, Leadership Midpeninsula
  • currently enrolled, MPA program, College of Notre Dame
  • Current Chair, Leadership Midpeninsula
  • Past President, Palo Alto Council of PTAs
  • Past President, Palo Alto Foundation for Education
  • Build a comprehensive curriculum on a foundation of academics combined with social/emotional development.
  • Secure additional funding to meet the community's high expectations and standards of excellence.
  • Collaborate with the city, Stanford, private enterprises and nonprofit organizations to improve infrastructure and services to PAUSD families.
Shelby Valentine 2,575 votes 7.7%
  • Occupation: Artisan
  • Board of Education appointed liaison, Santa Clara County SELPA 1 Santa Clara County SELPA 1
  • Steering Committee - CAC for Special Education
  • Attorney General's Volunteer Advisory Committee, Department of Justice, State of California
  • Current Board Member, Friends of the Palo Alto Library
  • Executive Board - Council of PTA
  • Link spending to income
  • Provide sound policies
  • Restore support to programs
Katherine A. Rudolph 1,430 votes 4.3%
  • Occupation: Software Sales
  • Gunn High School graduate, 1993 (Attended Nixon Elementary and Pinewood School)
  • BA, Stanford University
  • Active community volunteer: YMCA, KQED, Community Impact
  • Start-up experience: building programs on tight budgets, digesting a lot of information and making sound decisions quickly
  • Collegiate Athletic Scholar: Dean's List, Honors Student, Varsity Water Polo
  • Students as Shareholders: engage students in actively pursuing their own education. Foster an environment where children seek knowledge.
  • Leveraging Silicon Valley: using the Internet and saving childrens' books and backs; tapping into the lessons learned in start-ups
  • Broadening Curriculum: explore commonalities across disciplines, to encourage more global thinking
Joyce Patrice Osagiede 432 votes 1.3%

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