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Steven N. Kanakis
School Board District 4
I believe that I am the best candidate in the District 4 Pasco County School Board race as does the United School Employees of Pasco Inc. I have the highest level of education of any of my opponents as well as the most pertinent experience in education.
I currently serve on an education board that is subject to mandated issues and district operation infrastructure and utilization. I am a strong proponent of public education, who entrusts the education of my own children to the very same school system which I seek to help manage. I have experience with federal and state funding streams as well as experience in utilizing that money in the most efficient manner possible.
I have extensive experience in child psychology issues including cognitive theories, developmental theories, learning theories, etc. In short, I believe that I am a competent, experienced and honest board member. I always examine all aspects of a problem, taking into account all stakeholders' opinions, and deriving the most logical solution/plan from both my professional training and from just being a decent and fair person.