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Dublin Area 3 Voters Elect Catherine Kuo to School Board

Dublin Area 3 Voters Elect Catherine Kuo to School Board

Election Brings Board of Trustees Back to Five Members

Dublin, CA – November 6, 2019 –  Dublin Area 3 residents voted in the November 5 Special Election and selected Catherine Kuo as their representative to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees. Ms. Kuo will serve the remainder of former Trustee, Dan Cunningham’s, four-year term which ends in December 2020. Trustee Cunningham resigned from his position on March 1, 2019.

Results to be Certified 

Election results are currently unofficial, with the available information showing 78 percent (404 votes) of Area 3 voters selecting Ms. Kuo. A specific date for Ms. Kuo to join the Board has not been confirmed, but will likely be in December, after the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has certified the election results, which typically takes 30 days.

Ms. Kuo is a dedicated Dublin parent who has volunteered extensively in Dublin schools as an Art in Action and Junior Achievement docent, Jog-A-Thon coordinator, Dougherty Parent Faculty Club (PFC) vice president and president, and as a School Site Council (SSC) member. She has also participated on a principal’s hiring panel and the Second High School Input Committee. She has lived in Dublin with her husband for 20 years where they are raising their two school-aged children. Born in Redwood City to Korean immigrant parents, Ms. Kuo grew up in Saratoga, CA and attended UCLA where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a business emphasis. Her professional experience is in human resources and recruiting, business analysis, and planning management. 

“Catherine has been deeply involved with Dublin schools for years and brings valuable insight to the board,” said Amy Miller, president of the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees. “She will play a vital role in many projects that will impact all corners of our district including funding the second phase of our future comprehensive high school, opening a school in the Boulevard complex, increasing capacity on the west side of town,  and more. We are excited to get her sworn in and to continue the good work that’s being done to keep Dublin a premier school district.

The election of Ms. Kuo fills the final vacant seat in the Dublin Unified School District, which has gone just over a year without a five-member board. In October of 2018, Board member Joe Giannini resigned his seat, which was filled in a June 2019 Special Election by Gabrielle Blackman. In March of 2019, Board member Dan Cunningham resigned his seat after over a decade on the Board, with Ms. Kuo elected to fill his seat.

About the Dublin Unified School District

The Dublin Unified School District serves over 12,300 students, from preschool through adult education, in a diverse suburban environment. The district has 12 school sites, including seven elementary schools, two middle schools, one K-8, and two high schools. The Dublin Unified School District mission is to educate every student to become a lifelong learner by providing a safe and supportive environment that fosters collective responsibility for each student’s success. Dublin schools have been recognized with numerous accolades, including Advanced Placement Honor Roll, National Blue Ribbon School, Gold Ribbon Award, Project Lead The Way Distinguished School, California School of Character, National School of Character, California Distinguished School, and Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School.