I have known Anna Welsh for over 15 years through our children’s school, sports participation, and throughout the community. Anna has always been an advocate for children and families in Santa Clara. I watched Anna support parents when she was a teacher at Wilson Preschool. Our sons were friends at an early age and I grew to appreciate Anna’s commitment to parent education and her dedication to participating in her children’s education. She balanced her work and her family commitments while always taking into consideration the needs of all children in our community. I am voting for Anna Welsh for School Board because she has shown that she is dedicated and knowledgeable of the wide needs of families in the Santa Clara Unified School District and I believe she is up to the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of each student.