Sherry Kraft 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: Adam Hastings, 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: Sherry has lived in Charlottesville since 1976. She is a Clinical Psychologist and has worked with adults, families and children for the past 30 years. Through her work, Sherry has had extensive experience with area school systems, courts and social services. She was a faculty member of the Curry School of Education for 12 years. Sherry’s two children attended Charlottesville public schools. She served as President of the Burnley-Moran PTO, Vice-President of the Buford PTO, and Chair of the CHS Orchestra Boosters. She has held leadership roles on professional and community boards, as well as with the Charlottesville Democratic Party.

Education:

    B.A., University of Michigan

    M.A. & Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Vanderbilt University

Occupation: Private practice in Clinical Psychology (semi-retired)

Previous political experience: Co-chair, Charlottesville Democratic Party; Worked on political campaigns locally and statewide

Age on Election Day: 67

Neighborhood: North Downtown – lived at current residence for 33 years

Hometown: New York City, NY

Family: Married to Bill Lucy; 2 children, 2 step-children, 2 grandchildren; Children Zach & Rachel Lucy attended Charlottesville Public Schools

Other interests and experiences:

I am a fan of Charlottesville’s rich local music and theater scene and an active member of Congregation Beth Israel synagogue. I value community engagement as a way to improve our quality of life. Other interests include reading, friends and spending time in Chautauqua, New York. I continue to improve my skills at Mah Jongg and cooking with local vegetables.

Telephone:  (434) 295-4453 (h);  (434) 981-7283 (m)

Email: sherrykraft@gmail.com