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East Bay Times ~ Editorial: Don't be misled, back Mackey for Contra Costa schools

Endorsed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

Endorsed by Contra Costa Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata and more than 50 local educators

Greetings ~

My name is Lynn Mackey; I am a Contra Costa native, a career educator and a proud candidate for Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools.

Our children deserve a County Superintendent who not only knows how to run a large organization, but has current education experience in our county, and understands student needs firsthand. Someone who can hit the ground running on day one.

As the Deputy Superintendent for the Contra Costa County Office of Education, working directly with the County Superintendent, I have a clear understanding of the distinct role that the County Superintendent plays in terms of direct programs for students and oversight and support for the 18 school districts in Contra Costa County.

In my 21 years as an educator I taught and developed programs for some of the most vulnerable students in our County. I will work to ensure that these and all students in our county have access to the best education possible by investing in our classrooms and providing effective training for our teachers.  I will also work hard to provide robust career technical education programs to ensure that all our students are prepared for college and career.

As County Superintendent my focus will be:

  • Preparing students for college, career, and life, starting with early childhood education.

  • Providing students with safe and supportive classrooms and schools.

  • Promoting social and emotional learning and civil discourse.

  • Recruiting and retaining the best teachers and principals and providing them with high quality training.

  • Supporting the fiscal health of our 18 school districts.

  • Empowering parents and students to have a voice in their educational programs.

All of our children deserve an experienced educational leader at the helm, not a politician.

I am ready to advocate for all our students. Will you join me?

Lynn

Paid for by Lynn Mackey for Superintendent 2018, ID #1396594