Here’s what parents, teachers and community leaders say about Anne
Anne’s clear dedication to Alameda’s schools, combined with her determination to improve public education for all California schoolchildren, is inspiring. She has been doing great work for AUSD for years and will make an excellent school board member.
~ Delaine Eastin, Former California State Superintendent of Public Education ~
I am impressed with Anne’s strong sense of mission to help students and parents in Alameda. Her dedication to be a voice for them is remarkable. Her years of experience as an advocate for schools combine with her understanding of budget and finance would be a great asset for our school board.
~ Alice Lai-Bitker, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 3, (retired) ~
Anne has proved again and again that she is committed to the well being of the school district and the children we serve. Her regular attendance and participation at board meetings testify to her deep investment in the district. I have found her to be open to discussion with me about issues on which we disagree which I think makes her thekind of board member the district needs and deserves.
~ Barbara Kahn, AUSD School Board Member~
Anne has supported our schools for years in many ways including the Education Foundation and working to support our funding for our schools and teachers. She prepares herself and is an independent thinker. We agreed and disagreed on issues, but I never have felt she didn’t have the best interest of the students and our schools in the forefront of her thoughts and decisions. We need school board members that know the history and also has a
visions for the future. Anne is that person!
~ Ron Mooney, Former AUSD School Board Member~
Anne will truly advocate for all students in AUSD
~ William Schaff, Former AUSD School Board Member~
Anne is truly one of best informed citizens of Alameda regarding educational policy, programs and our school structures. She will be a tremendous asset to the growth and vision of AUSD.
~ Margie Sherratt, Former AUSD School Board Member, Retired Principal-Alameda High School~
Anne’s longtime engagement with Alameda’s schools, leadership on a number of successful pro-school ballot initiatives and strong voice in support of all children in Alameda make voting for her a no-brainer for anyone who values public education in Alameda.
~ John Knox-White, Alameda Planning Board President~
I had the pleasure of working with Anne on the Measure E (2010) and Measure A (2011) parcel tax campaigns. She was the Fundraising Chair. She raised over $250,000 to help fund those campaigns. She didn’t have children in the AUSD schools by that time but she knew the importance of volunteering and raising money to help pass the parcel tax to save our schools. Anne has continued to dedicate her time and effort for public schools in Alameda. She attends almost every school board meeting and keeps up to do date with what’s happening. Anne will be a great School Board member. She understand public school finance and the importance of advocating to the State to fix the funding issue for public education. Vote for Anne!
~ Sarah Olaes, Enrichment Program Director – Alameda Education Foundation; Committee Chairperson for Parcel Tax Renewal campaign~
Anne has always been a firm advocate for all students and families. I was fortunate to have her support as the co-founder of the AUSD LGBTQ Roundtable.
~ Sean Cahill, Co-founder AUSD LGBTQ Roundtable~
Anne is passionate about our community and shows it by her actions. She is involved in many organizations and cares about our schools! She is a very qualified, distinguished candidate who will represent us well on the school board!
~ Steve Cressy, Alameda Boys & Girls Club, Past Chairman~
Anne truly knows the schools and the community. She has given freely of her time and energy for years to the Alameda Education Foundation, is a great speaker and able to put in the work necessary to improve
~ Diane Foster, Former Board Member Alameda Education Foundation, Former School Teacher~
Anne is trustworthy and will be a great leader with her bright and positive style.
- Reverend Jonathon Leavy, Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty –
I am endorsing Anne for Alameda School Board. Anne will be a tireless advocate for AUSD, it’s teachers, students & their families. Anne will bring her critical thinking skills & ability to solve the complexities of a school district facing the realities of reduced funding and other challenges. Anne’s in depth knowledge comes from her sustained involvement in the District for many years. Anne is the best candidate for the School Board.
~ Sally Rudloff, N.A.R. National Good Neighbor Awardee~
Anne will put the best interests of students first. She has a strong grasp of the issues and of the importance a strong school system has in the community.
~ Vicki Sedlack, Executive Director Alameda Education Foundation~
Anne is one of the most knowledgeable, pragmatic, tireless advocates for public education in Alameda.
~ Courtney Shepler, Treasurer- Alameda Education Foundation, Former Chair-Measure A Oversight Committee~
I met Anne in the last year while attending meetings for the enrollment committee. She actively listened to everyone’s point of view and seemed to give fair and honest feedback whenever she spoke.
~ Brian Dodson, AUSD Teacher~
Anne has our school community’s best interests at heart; her positions on key issues proves it. I’ve also had the pleasure of seeing her work toward consensus in AUSD task forces. I believe she is a candidate
that will work toward the good of all Alameda children and their families.
~ Lynn Christiansen Esquer, Parent~
Anne is so positive and personable. Always presents an open mind to peoples views and opinions. Alameda Schools would be so lucky to have her kindhearted spirit to represent the needs of our children.
~ Yvonne Elkins, Parent, Realtor~
I want to go on record as endorsing Anne McKereghan for School Board. Anne has volunteered and been active within the AUSD and associated organizations for over 10 years. Her contributions and commitment are unsurpassed and her determination to continue to enhance education for our children is her passion.
~ Justine Francis, Parent~
I’ve known Anne for years. She has consistently helped the school district in a professional and positive manner. She is a woman of vision, dedication, and boundless energy. I personally would look forward to both working in a district and sending my children to a school being guided by Anne on the school board.
~ Dan Goldfield, AUSD Teacher~
Anne knows teachers are AUSD’s single greatest resource, and with her vision, dedication, and boundless energy she has provided significant support to our schools. She is willing to listen to opposing ideas and is a thoughtful, responsible decision-maker who possesses sterling integrity, and I look forward Anne’s positive guidance as she leads AUSD forward.
~ Carla Greathouse, AUSD Teacher~
We need more school board members who personally understand the needs of students with learning disabilities to ensure the success of all of Alameda’s students. Anne’s history of success makes me confident that she will represent the best interests of students and families all over Alameda.
~ Angela Hockabout, Parent~
Anne is a tireless supporter of our schools, with an ability to listen and effectively engage with members of our community. I’ve seen her participate deeply in school district issues since I moved to the Island 10 years ago. Thank you Anne!
~ Jen Laird, Parent~
Anne has depth of experience in business and finance and can apply those necessary skills for this Board position.
~ Art Lendhart, AUSD substitute teacher, retired businessperson~
Knowledgeable, forward thinking candidate. Anne is the one to vote for!
~ Don Sherratt, Retired School Administrator AUSD~
I had the pleasure of serving on the Measure A committee with Ann, her dedication to all AUSD children remained at the forefront of her actions. I’m confident my children attending public and charter schools will benefit from her community approach and fiscal oversight. Join me in supporting her for our school board!
~Sherice Youngblood – Mother, Community Volunteer, Social Worker~
I work with Anne at Harbor Bay Realty and think she would do a wonderful job being a School Board member.
~ Brooke Abassi, Realtor~
I support Anne because she recognizes that improving education is vitally important work. She knows it is difficult and not easy. She combines the willingness to dig into the issues in depth, seek solutions and continually push to get improvement implemented. She combines tenacity with impatience, knowing full well that kids can’t wait! I appreciate Anne’s long-term contributions to Alameda Schools that literally benefits all our citizens.
~ Kirk Knight, Alameda resident, REALTOR® and past client~
Regarding Alameda schools, dedication is Anne’s first, middle and last name.
~ John Selbach, Alameda resident, REALTOR® ~
Anne is tirelessly dedicated to Alameda schools.
~ Maureen Shandobil, Alameda resident, REALTOR® ~
Anne has been involved in our schools since 2001, a 15 year veteran. In addition to her dedication to our schools, she is a parent of a learning disabled child. Not only she understands the struggle of a learning disabled student, but also of one that is a parent of a learning disabled child. We need a board member that understands whole heartily that the struggle is real and lifelong for both parent and child. I have seen her tackle challenging situations with such an abundance of energy from the heart and all for the greater good of our students and their parents! She listens to our students, parents and teachers and comes up with a solution to the challenge at hand. She is problem solver and combines all the right variables to find the solution. I have no doubt that whatever challenges that we may have in our schools, Anne will be in the front line! I absolutely have no reservation in supporting Anne! Please join me in supporting Anne for Alameda School Board 2016!
~ Liza Gabato Morse, Alameda Teen Techs Founder and AUSD parent & student advocate~
Anne McKereghan For Alameda School Board 2016