Community activist, schools employee and parenting book author Sara Au has entered the race for the Orange County School Board District 2 to represent eastern Orange County.
Au, 46, is a mother of two in Orange County schools and works for the school district, having run the Partners in Education program for six years, and the district’s social media platforms for two years. She also has been active in the PTA and other school support and education organizations.
“It’s exciting to take the next step to continue to be a voice for students, teachers and parents on the important issues that are facing our school system,” Au stated in a news release announcing her candidacy.
She faces Jacqueline Centeno, Chadwick Hardee, and Demetrius Vashawn Smith for what will be an open seat up in the 2018 election.
Au also is a member of the Superintendent’s Faith-Based Advisory Committee and a staff advisor for the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the OCPS District Incident Management Team and the planning committee for the Expectation: Graduation program, among others.
“I have worked for my community in large and small ways for many years, always with the best interests of our children in my heart,” Au stated. “I now want to continue to do so for everyone in District 2.”