Board president seeks second term
Wendy David, Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education president, has announced her candidacy for a second term on the board.
David, who took office in December 1997, will complete her current term Dec. 7. She hopes to be re-elected on the Nov. 6 ballot.
“When I ran the first time my feeling was you should spend your first four years learning and your next four leading,” David said. “I just want to see our district be strong and healthy.”
A 28-year resident of South Lake Tahoe, David has dedicated a great amount of time to youth-focused organizations within the community.
After six years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate program volunteer, she was hired last year as CASA’s new case manager. A volunteer for Bread and Broth and Tahoe Magic, David is actively involved in Lake Tahoe Presbyterian Church and youth athletic programming at South Shore.
She is president of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and said her passion continues to be centered around children and families.
“I feel that a community is only as strong as the people who are in it,” she said. “By being involved in education and giving to our educational community, I’m helping to build and sustain a strong school district.”
During David’s first term on the Board of Education, Superintendent Diane Scheerhorn was hired, diversity roundtable discussions were initiated, the bond measure for modernization was passed and communication methods with the community were established.
Though it was often challenging, David said she has enjoyed her term with the school board.
“When I first started, it was challenging building new relationships and different relationships with people I’d known for a long time,” she said. “That was a challenge because it was an emotional time for the school district when I came onto the board. Another challenging part was seeking a new superintendent and being responsible for that, as a board.”
Four years on the school board taught David many things.
“I’ve learned so much,” she said. “One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is how passionate and dedicated every single employee in our district is to excellence in education. I have been impressed and overwhelmed with the quality of the employees in our district.
“Most importantly, I have spent the last four years doing my best to learn about our school district, to represent our district and to advocate for the children. I’m hoping to have the opportunity to lead the district as a board member for another four years.”
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