Shari Klyber is an excellent candidate for the District 96 school board. She and her husband, Troy, have been Riverside residents for 13 years and are committed to the community. They have a daughter who attends Central Elementary and one who will eventually attend District 96 schools. 

The Klyber family takes an active part in community organizations such as the Frederick Law Olmsted Society and the Riverside Arts Center. Shari has also been an active volunteer for the Central Elementary PTO and Girl Scout Troop 51401. 

Shari’s vast experience in education will be an asset to the District 96 school board. She is passionate and enthusiastic about education. She has earned advanced degrees in science and teaching and has taught at all levels, preschool through college. 

In addition to teaching, she was appointed to several committees including a district Strategic Planning Committee, School Improvement Team, Tech Prep Team, Interdisciplinary Committee and Textbook Committee. Shari will bring much insight into our school board, as District 96 could be facing many of the challenges she has already dealt with in her teaching career. 

She has experience working with teachers and administrators and knows what qualities are essential for successful educational leaders to possess. 

I believe it is imperative for at least one board member to have experience in education. Shari also has a scientific background and will use a scientific approach to effectively address school board issues. She will be fair and fact-driven when analyzing data. 

Besides science, Shari has a love for the arts, particularly dance. She will be committed to keeping arts in our school’s curriculum. She will offer creative approaches to incorporating the arts into fundamental subjects like math and science. 

She supports the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiative and believes this approach will get students more engaged in their education, which ultimately will assure our schools are high-performance schools. 

Shari will be able to take the perspective of a parent, a professional educator and a concerned, taxpaying community member when she serves on the school board. She will be respectful of all parties and collaborative with board members and school administrators. 

Jill Glawe