SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Karen Garot

310-450-8338, ext. 229

For Immediate Release

November 17, 2004


KATHY WISNICKI TO TAKE SEAT ON

SMMUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION


The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District congratulates Board President José Escarce and Board Member Maria Leon-Vazquez on their reelection to the Board of Education. As both have stated: Dr. Escarce has a long-term vision for the district that is guided by excellence and equity. Ms. Leon-Vazquez wishes to follow the District’s Strategic Plan which was conceived as a community effort. They look forward to continuing the work in progress and experiencing the new challenges and successes ahead.

 

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District also is pleased to welcome Kathy Wisnicki to its Board of Education. Dr. Wisnicki was elected on November 2, 2004, will be sworn in by the City Clerk at Santa Monica City Hall on December 7 and will sit at her first Board meeting on December 9. With a vacancy created by the departure of Mike Jordan as he completed his term on the Board, Kathy Wisnicki, also a Malibu resident, will be the only newly elected Board member.

 

Dr. Wisnicki is the parent of two children in the School District and a community volunteer. She holds a Ph.D. in Education and is well-qualified to evaluate the District’s educational programs. She has been very active in the School District as PTA President, Measure S Co-Chair, a member of the SMMUSD PTA Executive Board and the Financial Oversight Committee. She is also on the Executive Council of the Malibu Boys and Girls Club. As a member of Financial Oversight Committee, Dr. Wisnicki is well informed on public school funding issues and is dedicated to providing our students with a rigorous, well-rounded education despite limited revenue.

 

The Board of Education, the Superintendent and the entire School District are pleased to welcome back Dr. Escarce and Ms. Leon-Vazquez, to welcome Dr. Wisnicki and look forward to working together with them to provide our students the highest standard of education possible.

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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