Westlake Board of Education Candidate: Liz Pernat

Liz Pirnat

As a parent and active member of the community, I care deeply about the Westlake Schools.

My daughter has attended Westlake Schools since Kindergarten and is currently in 6th grade at Dover Intermediate. I’ve been involved with Westlake PTA units since she was born, beginning with Westlake Early Childhood PTA, followed by Bassett PTA. Currently I am involved with Dover Intermediate PTA and Westlake Council of PTAs. In these units, I’ve served in a variety of leadership positions, including Bassett PTA president, 2017-18.

I’ve also been involved in the Westlake Schools as a classroom volunteer and member of strategic planning committees, and have worked on several school ballot initiatives through Citizens for Westlake Schools.

I want to serve on the Westlake School Board because I can contribute to the Westlake Schools' plan of continuous improvement. We must continue to strengthen our communication and outreach to our families and the community. In a time of information overload, Westlake Schools needs to determine what is effective, and what is not, in its methods of communicating information.

During my five years as Westlake Council of PTAs’ advocacy chair, I’ve attended most Board of Education meetings. I have learned to advocate for all Westlake Schools’ students. I am vocal in praise, and vocal when there is a concern.

As a member of Westlake School Board, I would represent all of the Westlake community. I understand the challenges facing Westlake Schools and the opportunities that exist to make Westlake Schools even better.

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Volume 11, Issue 19, Posted 9:18 AM, 10.01.2019