School Board Elections November 5


By Sonja Hutson

Five candidates will be running for three seats on the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees this November.

Chuck Ford taught at Tamiscal’s Team program for 21 years before retiring in June, is a former Board member for the Lagunitas School District and a parent of two former Marin students. “I have seen firsthand how Marin schools work—and sometimes don’t—from every perspective,” Ford said in his candidacy statement.

Sheri Mowbray, parent of two Redwood students, served on the Larkspur School Board for the past six years. “My top priority will be to keep the focus on the students, ensuring that each student at each of our schools receives what they need in order to learn and thrive,” she said. “I believe in teamwork and collaborative decision-making that benefit our students.”

Laura Anderson has two children at Redwood and served on the 2011 TUHSD parcel tax renewal campaign as a co-chair.

Zev Rattet works at Rattet and Associates Inc in Fairfax.

Nancy Malcolm is a retired counseling secretary at Redwood who has served as a Redwood classified representative, chapter union officer, negotiations committee member and state communication committee representative. “I bring first-hand experience and day-to-day knowledge of how schools actually function,” she said. “I believe Board members would broaden their knowledge base by listening to the many varied constituents within this District. Listening and incorporating these voices is what I would accomplish as an elected Board member.”

Laura Anderson and Zev Rattet could not be reached  for comment.