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Joanne Mccann

Personal: Age 63 … raised in Seattle and moved to Spokane in 1972 … 31 years in public and private education … taught at All Saints Primary School … principal at St. Francis School … supervised student teachers at Gonzaga University … helped found Washington Parents Coalition for Academic Excellence … married with three children and three grandchildren.

Education: Bachelor of arts, Seattle University … master’s in curriculum and administration, Gonzaga University.

Finances: Plans to raise no more than $2,000.

Top issues: Wants tougher academic standards and fewer social programs in schools … opposes state and federal reform efforts … wants a school board that’s more responsive to parents’ concerns.

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