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    Deborah Anderson
    (Dem, Rep)

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    Peter Buck
    (Dem, Rep)

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    David K. Hutchinson
    (Rep)

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    Jackie Huff
    (Dem)

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    Michelle Glenn Young
    (Rep)

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    Carline Crevecoeur
    (Dem)

Información Biográfica

If elected, what will be your top three priorities, and how will you address them?

Campaign Website https://deborahandersonphd.wixsite.com/deborahandersonscasd
Date of Birth January 9, 1972
Education B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations, Penn State (Schreyer Honors College), 1993; M.S. and Ph.D. in Labor Economics, Cornell University, 1996 and 1998.
Qualifications 12 years of active volunteer work in SCASD, including Ferguson Township Elementary PTO President and State College Music Boosters Treasurer. Seven years of college-level teaching experience in economics and education. Served three-year term on governing board of State College Presbyterian Church. Current volunteer at Meals on Wheels. Involved parent of two children in SCASD.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Deborah-Anderson-for-SCASD-School-Board-109155454576757
Twitter N/A
contactemail deborahandersonscasd@gmail.com
My first priority is providing excellence in education for all students. We should offer all students a challenging curriculum that helps them to reach their full potential. In addition, access to art, music, technical education, sports and other activities allows students to explore their interests and become well-rounded individuals. Second, I believe in financial responsibility: the school board should help ensure that monetary resources are used efficiently and effectively, so that we can provide the best opportunities to our students and support our faculty and staff without overburdening taxpayers. Third, I believe strongly that our schools must be welcoming and inclusive. All students deserve to learn in a positive environment, free from bullying, harassment, bias or discrimination, so that everyone feels supported and at home in our schools. If I am elected, I am committed to listening, learning, and making decisions for the benefit of all students.
Campaign Website https://www.buckforpa.com
Date of Birth July 8, 1976
Education State College Area High School, 1994 B.A. Music, Penn State University, 2001 M.M. Music Theory & Composition, Penn State University, 2003 Ph.D. Educational Theory & Policy, Penn State University, 2015
Qualifications 20 years of teaching experie
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BuckForSCASD
Twitter BuckforSCASD
contactemail buckforscasd@gmail.com
My top three priorities are recovering from COVID-19, tackling inequity, and providing fiscal oversight to support incredible learning environments for our children’s sustainable future. Our kids need to be safely back in school full-time as soon as possible. Like many, I am eager to see my son fully reunited with his teachers and his peers. We must also focus on social and emotional recovery and coping with lost learning opportunities, especially for our most disadvantaged students. Racial disparity in discipline and inclusion in advanced placement courses has barely improved since I graduated in 1994. I look forward to carrying the conversation forward to build will, policy, and a culture of real inclusion. School board service goes back to fundamentals: fiscal responsibility. With forecasting, efficient budgeting, and wise long-term capital investments in our buildings and grounds that draw down climate-forcing greenhouse gases, we can improve health as well as learning outcomes.
Campaign Website https://www.facebook.com/HutchinsonSCASD
Date of Birth 12/07/1953
Education BA., MBA, Penn State Univ.
Qualifications State College Area School Board. 2003-present; PA School Boards Assoc. governing board 2012-2020; PSBA president, 2019; National School Climate Council, 2010-2011
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/david.hutchinson.52438
Twitter twitter.com/hutchinson153
contactemail hutch1153@gmail.com
We need to continue to do the things we do well: preparing our students for college; an excellent career & technical school; music, art, extra-curricular opportunities. We have been able to do this due to strong community support and prudent financial planning. However, we need to be more intentional about helping our students develop ‘21st-century’ skills: the ability to think critically, to communicate clearly in multiple contexts – including public speaking, and listening! – to work effectively with people of different backgrounds and perspectives, to creatively solve real problems. Most importantly, this will prepare our students to become effective citizens. This will require that we intentionally develop school and classroom climates in which every student feels socially, emotionally and intellectually safe; in which every student is seen as an individual and as a contributor to the greater community. Finally, students, parents, teachers -and the community- must be our partners.
Campaign Website huff4scasd.org
Date of Birth 07/10/1981
Education BS Electrical Engineering MS Electrical Engineering
Qualifications -6 years teaching secondary math in public schools -currently teaching in higher-education
contactemail jqm.huff@gmail.com
Education is the story I know, and I want to serve my community. I have first-hand experience from K-12 to higher-ed and understand the impact that good governance can have on the learning experience in a classroom. If elected, my priorities will be to (1) grow quality educational opportunities for all students, (2) give a voice to teachers and paraprofessionals in the governing process, and (3) serve the community and promote transparency in decision making.
Campaign Website www.young4scasd.org
Date of Birth 11/02/1971
Education Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science - University of California, San Diego. Masters of System Technology - Naval Postgraduate School. Masters of Military Science - US Marine Corps University.
Qualifications US Naval Officer - 22 years of service, leadership, and team building while managing programs with budgets of $995M and leading over 400 people. Active SCASD Parent - served on the FTE PTO executive board for the last five years helping to formalize the organization through recognition as a 501c3 non-profit and PA non-profit incorporation and raising funds to pay for all school supplies, field trips, and family fun events. I supported the Delta Middle Student Advisory Council as a Parent Advisor. Over the last three years, I assisted SCASD by substituting as a paraprofessional and secretary when needed and more recently, as Chairperson of the SCASD Citizens Advisory Committee for Technology. I am experienced in the navigation of SCASD special education and gifted policies and procedures. I also focus my efforts on supporting youth athletics clubs including State College Youth Wrestling (SCYW), State College (SC) Lions Youth Football, and State College Little League (SCLL).
Facebook www.facebook.com/young4scasd
contactemail young4scasd@gmail.com
My top priorities include: Advocating for more district transparency and communications. Maintaining SCASD’s high academic standards. Ensuring taxpayers get the best value from their taxes and the district lives within their means. This is accomplished through my experience with: Strategic vision – I spent much of my Naval career in leadership positions that successfully developed and promulgated the strategic vision for several headquarters and departmental organizations. Policy management – I have extensive, career long experience creating and upholding policies in the Navy and the Information Technology field. Fiscal management - I’m an experienced, 22-year successful manager of defense programs with budgets of $995 million dollars and leading over 400 people. Community Representative –My experiences, thoughts, and opinions are different from current board members. I represent a fiscally conservative, constitutionalist, socially moderate, grassroots voice on the board.
Campaign Website www.carlineforschoolboard.com
Date of Birth 10/02/1963
Education St. John's University BS in Chemistry 1985. SUNY Downstate Medical School MD 1989. SUNY Downstate Health Science Center Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1993. Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1998.
Qualifications Wife, physician, mother and teacher of five State College graduates. A resident of Centre County for 15 years. Volunteered on education boards such as WPSU and NAAHP and sponsored public health programs. Public speaker on women's health and community issues. Corroborates well with others.
Facebook Carline Crevecoeur for SCASD School Board
Twitter medicrev
contactemail crevey@msn.com
My priorities are accessible learning, an inclusive environment, and a re-imagining of education in the district. I would strive to eliminate any barriers to a child’s learning related to their ability or socioeconomic status. I would move to provide more digital and mental health access. Students learn best when provided with a diverse curriculum, relevant materials, and an inclusive environment where they feel welcome. I will bolster special education programs and nurture our high-achieving students in their pursuits of excellence. I want to re-imagine education by providing a quality pre-k to close the opportunity gap and create a positive feedback loop between academic progress and social and emotional learning. I will foster partnerships between parents, teachers, and staff to ensure our students are safe while also exercising responsible stewardship of our community’s financial resources. Our schools are successful when we meet the needs of every one of our students.