Running for re-election!

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Marty McLaren: a leader and listener who gets things done

  • I am running for re-election to the Seattle School Board because I am a natural at this work:
  • My background as a Seattle teacher, my passion for equal opportunity, in schools that inspire, and my experience as Board Director since 2011, will help sustain our progress and continue transforming Seattle Schools into a thoroughly equitable, outstanding educational system.
  • By listening and cultivating trusting relationships, I have helped shift the Board culture to one of greater collaboration and thus, more efficient functioning. My listening skills have helped me tune in to the needs and goals of students, teachers, and parents.
Good things are happening in Seattle Public Schools; we must keep up the pace!

  • In the past four years I played a key role in adopting a leading-edge K-5 math curriculum
  • I’ve supported implementation of a district-wide intervention system that identifies and supports struggling learners before they fall behind
  • I supported hiring Dr. Larry Nyland, a distinguished education leader, as our Superintendent

I will maintain positive momentum and continuity on the board.

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My priorities looking ahead:

  • Adopt explicit math texts for middle school
  • Provide teachers with ample resources, and appropriate professional learning
  • Provide ample classrooms for growing enrollment
  • Make district information easily accessible to all

We’re making real progress, and there is much to do!