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Alameda County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Shirley Issel

Candidate for
School Director; City of Berkeley

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: School Director/ Psychotherapist
  • University of California Berkeley, BA History, 1966
  • Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 1970
  • Masterson Insititue of Postgratuate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1991; Masters in Governance California School Board Association, 2006
  • Past President, Berkeley School Board; Board Audit & Policy Committee; Mayor's Task Force on Health; Youth Court Advisory Board
  • Berkeley High Development Group; Measure A, AA & BB Campaign Committee; BSEP P&O; Beth El Homeless Meal Program, Founding Director
  • Director, Alameda County School Board; Founding Member Berkeley Therapy Institute; Author & Instructor
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Improve student achievement through quality professional development.
  • Provide comprehensive supports for students facing barriers to learning.
  • Maintain fiscal stability and continue administrative improvements
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Key Endorsements
  • Wilma Chan, State Assemblywoman
  • Tom Bates, Mayor, City of Berkeley
  • Shirley Dean, Former Mayor, City of Berkeley
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Position Papers
What the Writers' Room Teaches Us About Closing Achievement Gaps
The Writers' Room is a Middle School based program that brings trained volunteers into the classroom to provide one-on-one coaching in revision based writing that effectively addresses class size issues, improves student achievement, and reduces achievement gaps.
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