Great schools are the foundation of a great community.

Maintain Program Excellence: In the face of the current financial crisis, I aim to preserve our high standards and deliver a quality curriculum and look to restore smaller class sizes and important services when our fiscal circumstances improve.

Resolve Bullis Charter Issues: We must find a means of working cooperatively with the charter school families to put the disputes of the past behind us and work together to meet their needs for facilities and independence. A long term resolution can only be achieved when the Charter is assigned from the county to the district to insure we share common goals and scarce resources.

Schools as a part of our community: We must work closely with local councils in Los Altos, Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto to insure safe routes to school and responsible land development for students safety and manageable growth.

I am an experienced leader and dedicated parent and have actively helped the Los Altos schools for the past twelve years. I bring a passion for kids and a deep knowledge of how our schools work. I have great faith in our kids and parents and believe our communities support and advice will guide us in keeping our schools strong.

I am committed to fairness, will listen carefully and act in the best interest of our children and our community.

Mark’s Family Tommy, Rachel (Santa Rita) and Gail (Los Altos native)
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Incumbent Member of Los Altos School Board
Past President, Los Altos Educational Foundation, board member 2000-2005
Vice Chair, Citizens Advisory Committee on Finance to the school district
Past Chair, Santa Rita site council, frequent school volunteer
Cub Scout Den Leader and Pack Chair for Los Altos Pack 74
Little league coach and manager for four seasons
Hi Tech Executive and investor