Nassau County Superintendent of Schools

Kathy Knight Burns


Age: 56

Candidate's family: Husband, George Burns, daughter-Tara Burns

Occupation: School Board Member, Teacher

Education: Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership

Political experience: School Board Member

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?                                                                                                 1. Rigorous curriculum that provides a quality education for ALL students. This includes students that are preparing for college and those who select the path of career and technical training opportunities.                        2. Managing Growth, with the most recent legislation for Open Enrollment, while ensuring that we maintain quality instruction                                                                                                                                                                     3. Safety of our Students and our Schools

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?                                                    My education and experience as a Classroom teacher, School board member, and former Executive Director of a Non-profit Agency provides me with first hand, front line experience. I have been responsible for student achievement, testing, budgeting, and collaborating with all stakeholders. Accountability brings credibility. I have dedicated my career to the success of students and the improvement of our schools.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?                                    I would like to be remembered as a leader who was dedicated to the SUCCESS OF STUDENTS and the Improvement of our Schools. Dedicated Educator, Visionary Leader

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