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Adam Hastings is a candidate for the Charlottesville School Board. Four of the seven at-large seats on board will be determined in the Nov. 3 election. There are no contested races. Other candidates include: Sherry Kraft, Amy Laufer and Jennifer McKeever.
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 10 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important education issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews (also available on iTunes).
Highlights of all the candidate responses are available in this downloadable 2015 Voter Guide. The biographical information below is provided by each candidate.
Bio: A Charlottesville resident since 2004, Adam has spent his career working in education in Central Virginia as a middle and high school teacher, a high school administrator, and dean at PVCC. With a professional background in both traditional and career and technical education, and an academic background in educational leadership and online learning, Adam has extensive experience with the issues facing our schools and community. Adam is running for school board in order to apply his professional expertise and personal conviction to improve the quality of life of all of our Charlottesville neighbors through the transformative power of public education.
B.A., World Literature, North Carolina State University
M.A.T, Secondary English Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ed.D. Administration and Supervision, University of Virginia
Occupation: Dean of Business, Mathematics, and Technologies at Piedmont Virginia Community College
Previous political experience: Board Member and Former Vice President, The Arc of the Piedmont; Member, Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission
Age on Election Day: 34
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Family: Nicole Hastings (Wife); Vera Lynn Hastings (Daughter)
Other interests and experiences: I enjoy Charlottesville and Virginia through friends, food, arts, and fun. In addition, I am active with the Arc of the Piedmont and local youth lacrosse.
Telephone: (434) 981-6307