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Cecelia M. Espenoza

Cecelia M. Espenoza

Office Sought: Arlington County School Board
Age: 48
Residence: Douglas Park.
Education: BA, poli. sci., JD, U. of Utah; Kennedy School of Government Exec. Program, Harvard; Ctr. for Creative Leadership.
Occupation: Senior associate general counsel, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice.
Web site: http://www.espenoza4education.com
E-mail address: cecelia@espenoza4education.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Board member, Virginia Latino Advisory Board; Advisory Council on Instruction; County Council of PTAs; past president, Claremont Immersion School PTA; vice president, Abingdon Elementary; fellow, Leadership Arlington; member, steering committee, Arlington

Why should voters elect you?

"I have the experience, support and time to do the job well. I will set and share priorities, navigate issues and maximize diverse participation."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"We are challenged to adequately prepare students. In the face of flat or declining resources, we must continue to provide an excellent education that is responsive to the needs of every student. Accountability is essential, but there must be a link between what is being measured and what we want students to achieve. Success exists only if each student maximizes their potential and acquires the skills to support a lifetime of learning. Career objectives should prepare students to compete in the global economy. Career education, transitional services and college preparatory services must all be part of the educational mission."

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