Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. My name is Maura Buri and I have three incredible children. I work in the accounting center of a National Property Management Company. Over the years I have been involved in every aspect of my school district from the pre-school level through high school. After a friend had recommended I run for school board, I took time to think about it and decided to pursue the position. I saw a chance to take part in changing and advocating education for the future of all students and communities. I have been a very active member of my local district, Upper Merion Area School District, as well as the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit for the past 7 years along with attending many PSBA seminars, roundtables and advocacy days.
A couple goals of mine are to connect with those interested in running for school board ahead of time and providing them with what is truly entailed and expected, as well as further engagement of newly elected directors by a mentoring program. Next I would like to create a committee of graduates to share their experiences and what would have made them more prepared for further education or the workforce. The students of today are our advocates for tomorrow, they need to continually be made aware of problems in public education and be part of the solution.
PSBA and public education are facing many challenges ahead. Our number one resource to address these issues is having involvement from directors from all over the state coming together and getting correct information out to communities as well as building partnerships with corporations to promote public education.
Thank you for taking the time to watch and listen to all of the candidates. This is truly a passion of mine and I look forward to the opportunity to serve as Eastern – At-Large Representative.