Submitted by Karen Fisher
After more than 18 years as a parent leader and volunteer in the Cherry Creek School District, Karen Fisher has announced her candidacy for the District E seat on the Board of Education.
“It’s the right time to combine my school, community and professional experience to make a meaningful difference for all students,” Fisher said. “There’s no more important work than preparing students to succeed in tomorrow’s economy and to participate as fully functioning members of society. As a school board member, it will be my job to set a strategic direction so all students graduate from our high schools ready for college and their careers.”
Fisher’s experience spans school, district and community levels. She has led elementary, middle and high school accountability committees to close student achievement gaps. She also has served on district-wide boards and committees, such as Citizens for Cherry Creek Schools, which helped to pass the $25 million budget and $125 million bond election last November.
In March, the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation honored Fisher and her husband Bill with the 2013 Champions of Education award for their long-time service and dedication to Cherry Creek Schools and public education. Three of their six children currently attend district schools. The other three are graduates of the Cherry Creek School District.
“Students and families deserve informed, dedicated and accessible school board members who can help to navigate what’s next for Colorado’s public schools,” Fisher said. “The Cherry Creek School District is a high performing system, and we’ll need to evolve to stay on top. As a school board member, it will be a priority to listen to students, parents and educators and to make sure students learn relevant skills they need to succeed, teachers and principals get training and tools they need to be effective, and schools are safe places for students to learn and teachers to teach.”
Fisher serves on the executive boards of two groups that support the school district—the Parents’ Council of Cherry Creek Schools and the nonprofit Community Asset Project. She also serves on two community nonprofit boards – Friends for Families First and the Fine Arts Foundation.
Her professional expertise is in finance, budgeting and corporate lending.
For more information visit www.KarenFisherSchoolBoard.com.
Election Day is Nov. 5.
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