Submitted by candidate:
My name is Star Poole, and I am the mother of five children, with three enrolled at Cochran Primary School in the Williamsport Area School District. I have been a Lycoming County resident for seven years. I currently serve as a board member for The Heart of Williamsport, the Beloved Community Council and North-Central Pennsylvania's Alternatives To Violence. I also served for Americorps and am now an alumni.
I have attended Philadelphia Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology and plan to re-enroll in the summer.
My lifelong thirst for learning and my understanding of the difficulties many families face in our community are what motivate me to run for School Board Director for Williamsport Area School District. My desire is to have a bigger impact on my children's education, as well as to help motivate other members of the community to become involved in our children's schools.
*Editor's note: the primary election for several seats, including school board directors for Williamsport Area School District, will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.