A candidate for Director, Pos. 5, Spokane Public Schools District 81 in the 2011 Washington General Election
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: Musician, piano teacher
Fullmer is a mother of three, and has volunteered in Spokane Public Schools since 1999.
She is the founding member of Neighbors 4 Neighborhoods and current chairwoman of the Comstock Neighborhood Council.
Fullmer was at the forefront of last fall’s Jefferson Elementary School controversy. She favored keeping Jefferson at its current east-side location because of worries about losing green space – Hart Field – increased traffic in the neighborhood and the potential for decreased property values. Fullmer is currently a member of a group, Hart Field Preservation Organization, that’s attempting to sue the district for its decision to move the school.
On this race:
Fullmer, a former educator, thinks the board needs someone like her who “asks the tough questions.”
An October debate for school board and mayoral candidates at Ferris High School was promoted as student-led and -run, from start to finish. But few, if any, of the questions were written by students; instead, many were submitted by a handful of adults with ties to the Republican Party, leaving at least two candidates who took part feeling duped, they said.
Five Spokane residents want the chance for a voice on Spokane Public Schools’ board of directors. The candidates’ platforms range from one or two issues, such as math curriculum, to a broader view of holding the administration accountable for overall student achievement.