Resume: 53 … bachelor’s in English (1964), Emmanuel College in Boston; master’s in counseling (1969), Western Michigan University; doctorate in education (1980), University of Washington … Resigned in June as executive director for the Commission on Student Learning … former president, Washington Education Association; former executive director, Central Kitsap School District … Olympia resident … divorced, no children.
Finances: $53,595 on hand as of July 10.
Why she’s running: Wants to implement reforms she helped plan while heading Commission on Student Learning.
What she’d do first: Organize a summit of educators, parents, students and legislators to decide what problems to tackle in the next legislative session.
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