A member of the Upper Merion Area School District Board of Directors (Montgomery Co.) since 2011, Maura Buri has had a passion for advocating for public education. She is not only an alumna of Upper Merion, but also a parent of two in the district and one in college. Starting on the Upper Merion Education Foundation and the Upper Merion Athletic Alumni Advisory Committee in 2011, she quickly grew into an advocate for the rights of students with special needs and joined the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU), where she has served as secretary, vice president and is currently president of the board of directors. Buri has held other positions within the MCIU on the Negotiations, Education Foundation and Facilities committees. She has attended many trainings, educational sessions and seminars to increase her knowledge of issues facing public education. Adding to meetings, she speaks to groups in the community about partnering with school districts to build relationships and foster opportunities. She attends many events where she takes pride in building personal relationships with teachers, staff and community members. Buri has also served on the Platform and Policy committees for PSBA as well as taken part in Advocacy Day events in Harrisburg, where she spoke on the Capitol steps, and in Washington D.C. She looks forward to furthering her advocacy efforts and working to promote public education.