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Meet Region 1 2015 Candidates

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We are deeply grateful to the people who voted for us, for those who supported us, and those who will work with us until November 3rd to make sure the WCASD continues to care for each child in our district and continues its policy of financial sanity.

Kate & Sue


Kate Shaw, Ph.D.
    • Executive Director for Research for Action, an independent educational research organization with a two-decade track record of using research to improve education for all of our children.
    • Served as Deputy Secretary for Postsecondary and Higher Education in the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and currently serves on several committees and advisory boards on postsecondary success and workforce investment.
    • Faculty member for over a decade in Temple University’s College of Education.
    • Author of several books, and multiple articles and op/eds on education.
    • Proud parent of a recent graduate of Bayard Rustin High School, and 20-year resident of West Chester Borough.



Sue Tiernan
  • Vice-president of West Chester Area School Board, Chair of the Education Committee, member of the Pupil Services Committee and West Chester Area School District member for Chester County Intermediate Unit School Board.
  • While on the school board, she helped form a Legislative Action Committee to work with legislature to curb unfunded mandates, completed a three year comprehensive program to proactively manage changing regulations to meet state standards and address current and projected fiscal realities, and formed a new set of regulations to evaluate the professional and administrative staff.
  • Volunteers at Community Volunteers in Medicine for over 7 years, former board member of the Charles A. Melton Community Center.
  • A lifelong resident of West Chester who graduated from Henderson High School, is a parent of 2 Henderson alumni, and grandmother to two current West Chester students at Hillsdale Elementary School and Peirce Middle School.
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