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Aug. 11, 2020–Scottsdale, Ariz.— Local science professor and parent, Dr. Libby Hart-Wells, qualified for the 2020 ballot to run for a Scottsdale Unified School District governing board position in November.

“I am honored and grateful to be on the ballot for the SUSD governing board,” says Hart-Wells.  “As an experienced scientist and product of a quality public education, I am uniquely poised to help govern the district in the face of our current public health crisis.”

The Scottsdale Unified School District #48 elects governing board members who hold four-year terms.  The district’s core purpose is to ensure all individual learners reach their full potential.  Strategic anchors include accountability, courage and student focus.

“I love working with teachers and students to achieve maximum outcomes,” says Hart-Wells.  “I enjoy establishing collaborations between and among synergistic entities for the highest good of all.  Effective collaborations rely on diplomacy, accountability, and fiscal responsibility; these are skills I’ve demonstrated in the public and private sectors throughout my career.”

About SUSD

With more than 23,000 students across 29 physical campuses and one online high school, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) has been a premier choice for Pre-K through grade 12 public education for more than 123 years. Located northeast of metropolitan Phoenix, the District serves the educational needs of students and families in Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Tempe and Scottsdale. A highly experienced, professionally certified teaching staff fosters a diverse and rigorous educational environment to develop the potential in every individual learner. SUSD employs 3,000 people including about 1,500 teachers.

About Dr. Hart-Wells
An educator, Dr. Libby Hart-Wells is an adjunct faculty member in the chemistry department at Glendale Community College after serving as assistant vice president of research at Purdue University. A national thought leader, Dr. Hart-Wells testified as an expert witness before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology and served as professional staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and for The National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering & Public Policy. An innovator, Libby was a senior leader in technology commercialization at Purdue Research Foundation and University of Maryland, Baltimore and is a co-inventor on U.S. Patent No. 7,238,514. For more information, visit: https://drhartwells.com

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