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Nayiri Nahabedian

February 24, 2011

Age: 41

Occupation: professor, Cal State Los Angeles, Glendale Unified school board member

Nahabedian was first elected to the school board in 2007. The 20-year Glendale resident attended Glendale High School and Glendale Community College before earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UCLA. She co-founded the Generation Next Mentorship Program, and has served on the Commission on the Status of Women and the Sunrise Rotary Club’s Bully Me Not Coalition.

Why are you running for school board?

During these tough times, we need a strong and experienced advocate for our children; someone who will continue to make schools safer, keep class sizes small, and ensure excellence in teaching.

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What does the district need to improve on?

We must prepare our children to compete with the nation’s best by improving our use of technology in engaging students and providing a first-class 21st Century education.

What is your stance on Measure S, and why?

I support Measure S, as it will ensure our students are provided a first-class education in the wake of budget cuts. The bond will give our community the resources we need to improve classroom technology and prepare each student for the jobs of tomorrow!

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