Kate Acuff (Albemarle School Board – Jack Jouett)

Kate Acuff is a candidate for the Jack Jouett District seat on the Albemarle County School Board. Three of the seven seats on the board will be determined in the November 7 election. Acuff is an incumbent running unopposed.

Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 11 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. 

Bio: A short bio of no more than 100 words (keep in mind it will appear in the voter guide right above the other biographical facts below):  I have practiced law, taught at Emory University‚Äôs School of Public Health, consulted on mental health issues with The Carter Center, and worked in both government and with non-profits.  I have a strong commitment to public services, particularly in public health and education.  As the daughter of middle school teachers, each of whom spent nearly 40 years in public education, I respect the dedication necessary to educate our students.  That understanding coupled with my background in science, law, and public policy has been invaluable for my work on the Albemarle County School Board.

Education:  BS, Microbiology, University of Tulsa; MS, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Colorado; JD, Georgetown University Law Center; MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Current Occupation: Self; Health Policy Consultant

Previous political experience: Currently the Jack Jouett District representative on the Albemarle County School Board

Age on Election Day: 66

Neighborhood: South Ivy, VA

Hometown: Iowa

Family: Married; one daughter; two granddaughters

Interests: I have worked in the public, private and nonprofit arenas and have a strong background in public policy. I am currently Board President of the nonprofit, Partner for Mental Health, and Board Chair of the University of Virginia Physicians Group.

Phone number : (434) 979-6333

Email: 2210 Camargo Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Website: none