Ken Dauber is a proven leader advocating for student learning and health, serving on important PAUSD committees on homework and funding allocation, and bringing data to inform school board decisions.
A father of five and Barron Park resident for the last 13 years, Ken holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Arizona. He is a Google software engineer with a longtime interest in education policy. He has consulted with the U.S. Department of Education, Education Trust West and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founded a Palo Alto parent group, We Can Do Better Palo Alto, which has lobbied for stronger initiatives to combat academic stress and to reform high school counseling.
In this school board election, Ken is advocating:
- A renewed emphasis on neighborhood schools, including reopening closed elementary schools to relieve overcrowding and traffic.
- A focus on supporting the achievement of every student, no matter what their level of ability or area of interest
- Better transparency and openness for the school board
- Support for students’ social and emotional needs, including improved counseling at Gunn and measures to reduce unnecessary academic stress
On May 13, 2014 Ken Dauber testified at the Administrative Law Hearing for the closure of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. He clearly presented data that the education provided to Buena Vista children by Palo Alto schools is a significant factor in the quality of life for the residents.
For more information about Ken, visit his website