Dublin school volunteer Kristin Speck is poised to be the newest member of the school board, coming forward as the only candidate to file for the open Trustee Area 2 seat in the upcoming election.
Speck, a Dublin resident of almost 20 years, cites as key priorities equity and inclusion, teacher resources and fiscal responsibility on her campaign website.
"I am running for Dublin School Board to ensure that board decisions benefit all students in the district," Speck said in a statement provided to the Pleasanton Weekly. "As a trustee I will think critically about the issues, embrace the diversity of our city and help ensure a strong and equitable education for our students."
As she was unopposed for the Dublin Unified School District Trustee Area 2 position, Speck will not appear on the ballot this November and will be appointed directly later in the year. Two other seats -- Area 3 and Area 5 -- will be contested in the Nov. 8 general election.
One of Speck's main goals as Area 2 trustee will be to increase and improve teacher resources and retention. As stated on her campaign webpage, she thinks that goal can be achieved through providing proper tools and an encouraging environment for educators within DUSD.
"I am dedicated to recruiting and retaining excellent educators and staff, and focused on ensuring that facilities are modern and safe for our children and faculty," she said.
Speck has previously volunteered on several district committees, including the 2017 and 2022 DUSD Boundary Committees, as well as the 2020 graduation requirements task force.
With two children of her own in the Dublin public school system, Speck has been involved in many volunteer and community based activities. She highlighted how her prior work will lend itself to her position on the board.
"I'm a parent volunteer that chaired the Site Council at Dublin Elementary, led the Jaws-a-Thon annual fundraiser, coached Math Olympiad teams, and currently serve on the Wells Band Executive Board," Speck said. "As an engineer with over 18 years of corporate experience, I have managed large budgets, analyzed complicated sets of data, and made critical decisions, oftentimes with incomplete information."
Speck's campaign has been endorsed by two current DUSD trustees, Kristin Pelham of Area 1 and outgoing Area 2 Trustee Megan Rouse.
"I am excited to join the Dublin School Board in November," Speck said.
To find out more information about Speck's DUSD board campaign, visit Speck4dublin.org.