Four candidates are running for three open seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees. Joe Mitchner will be leaving the board after 12 years, and incumbents Debbie Torok and Fiona Walter are running for re-election.
Q: Why are you running for the board?
I believe in the core value of the district – quality: “Every teacher, every classified staff member and every administrator should set excellence of instruction and program as their No. 1 priority.” I have direct experience in serving on an elected school board making the “difficult difficult” decisions that are required of a board. Unlike other members/candidates, I have seven years’ experience as a teacher, which I think is beneficial. I earned a California Teaching Credential and have five years in charge of science and math classrooms plus two years of work credit built up as a daily substitute.