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Pictured: My Most loyal supporters:  Husband, Gerald Burke; Granddaughter, Maia Burke; Yvonne and Lavonne Burke, graduates of Curtis High School

Pictured: Linda Farmer, Lakewood Council Member - Mari Leavitt, 28th LD House Position No. 1 - Derek Kilmer, Congressman, Ethelda Burke UPSD Board of Directors, Position No.1

LONG TIME EDUCATOR AND ADVOCATE

As the Vice President of the University Place School Board, I pride myself on a storied career in education, in particular the University Place School District. As a life-long educator and a mother of two Curtis High School graduates, I am grateful for how education has been the bedrock of my personal and professional life.

My professional and personal educational experiences have provided me with opportunities to successfully partner with diverse segments of the educational and larger community to develop productive attitudes and execute administrative policies, and procedures that foster an atmosphere of academic excellence for students in University Place.

As a School Board Director, I pledge to continue to represent all University Place educational stakeholders, students, staff, parents, and members of the community--by listening to their concerns, giving sound attention to appropriate data, asking critical questions, and being candid and considerate in my answers and actions.

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