Maria Iniguez for Wenatchee School Board, Position #2

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Education has been a lifelong passion of mine as I know first hand the benefits and opportunities it can provide. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, I am a first generation Mexican-American and an English Language Learner who was raised in a low socioeconomic household by a single parent. Despite these adverse childhood experiences I graduated from Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw, WA, and earned a bachelor and master’s degree from the University of Washington Tacoma. While conducting research for my master’s thesis, (The Impact of Standardized Testing on Latino Students), I met my husband, Ricardo, an administrator at Wenatchee High School. Ricardo and I have been married for 14 years and have a son who attends Wenatchee Public Schools. Education has opened many doors for me, which is why I have centered my professional career around education. I began my career as a student recruiter for the University of Washington Tacoma before relocating to Wenatchee. In 2006, I was hired by the Wenatchee School District where I worked for over 12 years. I am currently serving as the Executive Assistant to the President at Wenatchee Valley College. In addition to my appointment to the Wenatchee School Board on January 14, 2020, I enjoy serving my community through various organizations. Including, parent volunteer for Wenatchee School District and Wenatchee Youth Baseball; CAFE; Community Foundation of NCW; College Mentor and AVID Volunteer at Wenatchee High School and Washington State’s Latino Civic Alliance. My lived experiences reflect many of the students our district serves. My service as a school board member is to extend the opportunity of a high-quality and equitable education, in which all Wenatchee School District students can thrive and be future-ready.

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