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2021 primary election: Yozwiak seeks reelection to Pleasant Valley school board

Donna Yozwiak has announced her candidacy for reelection to the Pleasant Valley School Board.

She brings more than 45 years of total educational experience to the office as an AP/English/journalism teacher at Pleasant Valley High School for 20 years. She next assisted students as their school counselor for 18 years, specializing in career and technical and special education areas. She holds a master’s degree in education in secondary counseling from Marywood University, master’s degree in secondary education from East Stroudsburg University, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and history from Wilkes University.

Yozwiak’s plan is to address the key issues facing the district today: to keep taxes low by advocating that legislators approve fair funding formulas, by negotiating fair and responsible employee contracts, by promoting academic excellence with increased credit requirements for graduation, by enhancing career and continued innovations and funding and by requiring that hiring of personnel rests on experience and not local bloodlines.

Yozwiak is a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Gilbert, and is currently president of the Pleasant Valley Board of Education. She serves on the MCTI Joint Operating Committee, the PV Policy Committee, the PV Education Committee, the PV Support and Professional Staff Negotiating Committees, PV Athletic Committee and PV Finance Committee.

Yozwiak has been a resident of the Pleasant Valley School District since 1977. With her husband, Larry, they have raised three children who are each Pleasant Valley graduates: Dr. Nathan Yozwiak, Boston; Andrea Yozwiak, Saylorsburg; and Ali Yozwiak Chupa, Bangor.