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Breese Elementary School Board candidate: Anne Davis

Name: Anne Davis

City of Residence: Breese

Age: 36

Family Status: Married with two children

Education: bachelors in social work from SEMO; masters in social work from SLU; educational leadership certification from SIUE

Occupation: school social worker

Political party: Not provided

Office sought: Breese District 12 School Board

Previously held offices: Not provided

What qualifies you for this position?

“I have a universal understanding of the unique needs and issues that school districts face. As a school social worker, I work closely with students, parents, teachers and administrators to ensure the well being of each child as well as the school community at large. I am aware of how all interrelated parts of the school function as a whole. I have had success in achieving results creating a positive environment for everyone. I have been able to offer solutions to problems that have arisen in our district by asking difficult questions to reach the desired outcome.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“As many people are aware, District 12 has been facing a number of difficult financial decisions as a result of inadequate funding from the state. I work for a school district that experienced similar circumstances. I have first-hand knowledge on various ways schools can cut expenditures while maintaining academic excellence. I believe with my knowledge and experience in these areas I can assist District 12 in achieving its goals.”