Susan Epstein Files for Re-Election to Goleta School Board

Susan Epstein Files for Re-Election to Goleta School Board

Goleta School Board President Susan Epstein has filed documents with Santa Barbara County Elections to run for re-election.

“I’m proud of our District. We have reduced class sizes, expanded technology, music, art, fitness, and science programs, and raised test scores dramatically,” Epstein said.

“With strong fiscal management, we are able to do more for our students,” Epstein stated. The district returned $1.5M to taxpayers in 2013 through refinancing a 1996 bond.

“I spearheaded our switch to locally-grown produce and cooked-from-scratch entrees in school meals and led the effort to eliminate pesticides in 120 acres of playing fields,” said Epstein. She was elected in 2013 as the Cox Environmental Hero.

Epstein graduated from Stanford University where she studied computer science and has a law degree from University of Chicago Law School. “Teaching government and journalism in a public high school provided me with a deeper understanding of the classroom needs of students and teachers,” she said.

She has served as executive director of a number of nonprofit organizations and also works as a management consultant. As the Founding Director of the nonprofit initiative Santa Barbara Village, Epstein formed partnerships with local agencies and businesses to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible.

Her re-election bid has garnered a lot of support. “I am honored that all my colleagues on the Goleta School Board and the Santa Barbara School Board have endorsed my re-election,” said Epstein. “It’s been a pleasure to serve you and your children. There is still important work to be done and I would like to serve our community and the families in our school district for another four years.”

Epstein added, “Please join me in continuing to work for excellence in our schools.”

The Goleta Union School District includes nine elementary schools and four preschools. Epstein has two children in local public schools.

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