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Marin County, CA November 5, 2013 Election
Board Member; Kentfield School District; 4 Year Term Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 22 12:57pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (12/12)
45.2% Voter Turnout (3617/
(9 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.13%)

Preliminary Results

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Heather McPhail Sridharan Click here for more information about this candidate 1642 votes 23.14%

  • Occupation: Parent/Businessperson
  • 4th Generation Marin native
  • Bacich Site Council, Transportation Authority of Marin Board representing school districts & Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society Board
  • Kentfield School District Safe Routes to School Program Leader (model in Marin and nationally recognized)
  • Founder, Laurel Grove Nextdoor neighborhood website (400+ members)
  • 18+ years Executive Business Experience
  • Marin Catholic Student Body President, UC Berkeley National Lobby Director, and Oxford University President of all Graduate Students
  • Enrollment spike and space issues- In the past 5 years, District enrollment has risen by over 23%.
  • Drop in API Test Scores and New Common Core Curriculum - This year, Kentfield School District API test scores dropped by 33 points.
  • Communication and Transparency - A strong school board is built through a diversity of perspectives, independent thought and broad outreach.
Ashley Farmer Paff Click here for more information about this candidate 1483 votes 20.90%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Served 7-1/2 years on KSD Finance Committee
  • Served 3 years as Kentfield Schools Foundation/kik Treasurer
  • Worked for Goldman Sachs and The World Bank
  • Princeton University, A.B. Economics, cum laude
  • INSEAD, MBA (Fontainebleau, France)
  • Helping the district through implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula
  • Finding new classroom space to accommodate our district's ever-expanding enrollement
  • Ensuring a smooth governance team transition for new superintendent, Liz Schott
Cynthia C. Roenisch Click here for more information about this candidate 1456 votes 20.52%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • 8 years as Kentfield school trustee
  • Member of Executive boards of Kentfield Schools Foundation and PTA
  • AP English Teacher at Alameda High School
  • Member of Common Core Leadership Team for Alameda Unified School District
  • Litigation Attorney representing Fortune 500 medical device manufacturers
  • University of Chicago Law Degree
  • Continue District efforts to secure additional classroom space for growing enrollment
  • Continue to ensure successful implementation of the Common Core Standards to ensure our students' success in the academic and working world
  • Continue to ensure effective transition to new superintendent Schott thereby maintaining the stability and excellence of the Kentfield schools
Sarah C. Ames Click here for more information about this candidate 1257 votes 17.71%
  • Occupation: Teacher/Business Owner
  • Founder Kentfield Tutoring
  • California Public School Teacher, 6 years
  • BA UC Berkeley/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential/Masters of Education
  • Co-creater, Bacich School Supply Program which creates an on-going revenue stream for community outreach.
  • Chair, Bacich School Site Council
  • Intern, Senator Cranston, Washington D.C., women and children's issues
  • Implementation of new core standards in English & Mathematics for all learners.
  • Address expanding enrollment and infrastructure requirements.
  • Facilitate successful transition to Local Control Funding Model.
Karen K Loebbaka Click here for more information about this candidate 1250 votes 17.61%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • current PTA President (2nd term)
  • Served 3 years on KSD Strategic Planning Committee
  • Cofounded KSD Technology Strategic Plan
  • Served 2 years on Bacich Site Council
  • UC Berkeley, B.S., M.S., Physiology
  • former member, Board of Trustees, American School of Paris
  • Find appropriate space to accommodate District's ever-growing student population
  • Provide guidance on professional development and tools for our teachers to use technology to support curriculum
  • Help ensure smooth transition to CCSS and implementation of new assessments

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