Thank you for your support!

I want to start by saying THANK YOU. Thank you...to everyone who told someone about me, endorsed me, hosted an event, made a financial contribution, put a sign in their window, accompanied me to a farmers’ market or bus stop, stood on a street corner, knocked on doors, sent emails, and, of course, voted for me. We ran a strong campaign, and all of you were essential to everything we accomplished. Thank you...to my kids, Alex, Zach and Abby. My inspiration for running in the first place, they supported my run from day one. They deserve a special shout out for putting up with my late nights, way too many take-out dinners, and mountains of campaign clutter all over our apartment. And especially, thank you for your kind words since the election. The dozens of texts, emails, and messages I have received have meant so much to me. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to run for school board. I’ve also been incredibly humbled by the experience and appreciate the lessons I’ve learned in the process. In addition to being able to focus on ways to support our students, families and educators better, one of the best things about this campaign was getting to have conversations with so many of you. Thank you for sharing your experiences and ideas. Thank you for your trust and confidence in me. I want to offer my sincere congratulations to the three candidates who were elected. I look forward to working with them to improve outcomes for all of San Francisco’s children as they prepare to take office and do the important work that needs to be done for students. The candidate field this year was full of many passionate, committed candidates with great ideas. I feel fortunate to have been able to run alongside them. Finally, thank you for your ongoing support. I’m not sure what’s next for me yet, but I can guarantee that I will continue to be involved in working to make sure San Francisco’s public schools are a great choice for every family in this city we call home. I’ve been doing that important work for years and have no plans to stop anytime soon; there is still so much more to do. I hope you’ll join me. With appreciation, Michelle