Jennifer McKeever 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. McKeever is an incumbent and there are no contested races. Other candidates include: Adam Hastings, Sherry Kraft and Amy Laufer.

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: Jennifer has appreciated the opportunity to be a voice for parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members the past four years. She has been steadfast in her support for high achievement for all of our students. She will continue to advocate for our teachers, by seeking improved professional development, maintaining benefits, and supportive work environment. The division is better off than four years ago, but Jennifer is impatient to do the work that still needs to be done. We still have a long way to go for our neediest children. Jennifer will continue to listen and collaborate with our community to ensure all students succeed.

Education:

    Western Albemarle High School

    A.A., Piedmont Virginia Community College

    B.A., University of Virginia

    J.D., American University Washington College of Law

Occupation: No current employer, except for School Board

Previous political experience:

    Served on the Charlottesville City School Board since 2012 and numerous boards in Charlottesville, including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Community Development Block Grant Task Force, and the McIntire Little League Board.

    Graduated from the Sorenson Institute’s Political Leadership Program and the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charlottesville.

Age on Election Day: 43

Neighborhood: Rugby Hills/Greenleaf neighborhood off of Rose Hill Drive.

Hometown: Greenwood, VA

Family: I am married to Chris Wiles. We have four children, David (12), Andrew (11), Ryan (4), and Sarah (1).

Other Interests & Experiences: I enjoy reading, walking and spending time with my family and friends, and watching my children in all of their various activities. 

Telephone: (434) 825-0143

Email: Jennifer@jennifermckeever.com

Website:  www.jennifermckeever.com