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Patty Minnihan Central Valley School Board

Personal: Age 43 … lived in Spokane Valley four years … former teacher in Northshore School District near Seattle … extensive volunteer activities, including Junior League of Spokane and various Central Valley School District committees, including guidance and counseling policy committee, safety task force, parent advisory committee and art docent program.

Married, three children.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social welfare from University of Washington … teaching certificate from Seattle Pacific University.

Issues: Superintendent search, be pro-active on security, help community understand needs of school district.

Supports local decisions but federal and state guidelines for education, use high school gyms as teen centers on weekends. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Photo