Elizabeth McFarland, community leader, attorney, volunteer and Veteran, announced her candidacy in the Georgetown City Elections for Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees.
McFarland says, “With Scott Alarcon’s decision to move on and serve our community in other ways, I am eager and excited about the prospect of ensuring our current and future generations of students have every tool and resource available to inspire and empower them to lead, grow and serve our communities.”
Her primary platform has, at its core, her enthusiasm for the role public education plays in every society. “It is the great opportunity-maker,” she affirms. “Public education offers students from all backgrounds and circumstances the opportunity to excel in school and in life.”
McFarland is proud to be a product of the public education system, which, for her, even includes a rather prestigious public military academy located at West Point, New York.
McFarland brings many years of leadership and readiness to the job and to that end, has already worked three years on the Boards of the GISD Education Foundation and Chase the Chief, and participated in the previous two GISD Citizens Advisory Committees. She has also provided personal support and service to Georgetown at large as a member of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Samaritan Center, Seeds of Strength, A Gift of Time, and Team Red, White and Blue.
“As a Trustee, my vision is strengthening STEM curriculum in schools, finding new ways of measuring student and educator achievement, and supporting UIL and extracurricular activities. I also want to look at expanding programs for innovative learning and incorporating more adult mentoring in the classroom to provide every child with a strong support system at school. “
Ms. McFarland has been a Georgetown resident for 15 years and is the owner of McFarland Legacy Law in Georgetown. She and her husband, Stefan, have four children, all of whom attend school in Georgetown ISD. Citywide early voting begins April 22 and election day is Saturday, May 4th. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/McFarlandForSchoolBoard