“When voting for three board trustees, The Independent recommends the community to consider Mary Jo Carreon, STEVE MAHER, and Kelly Mokashi. All current or previous educators and administrators, together these three will guide the district into the future with both fresh and experienced eyes.
With an extensive background in teaching, administration, and his existing role on the school board, Maher is well-equipped to tackle a broad range of challenges facing the district. Despite his lengthy tenure with the PUSD, we appreciate his ability to acknowledge when his understanding of a topic is limited, in order to delegate to appropriate professionals.”
“It will take a well-rounded Board of Trustees with unique and fresh perspectives to guide Pleasanton Unified through the pandemic and toward continued success in the years that will follow. Those representative voices are STEVE MAHER, Kelly Mokashi, and Chong Wang.
Incumbent Maher has a long history with public education in Pleasanton. Known best as the former Hart Middle School principal, Maher had more than 40 years of experience as a teacher and administrator overall before being elected to the school board in 2016.
Four years ago we did not endorse Maher because of apprehension over objectivity and possible conflicts of interest with him having three daughters working for the district, and we’re happy to have seen him assuage those concerns and proven us wrong during his first term. He is a popular, well-respected, and responsive board member whose views and experience are holistic yet always center around what's best for the students. PUSD needs Maher’s leadership these next four years.”