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2021 primary election: Laible is seeking a seat on the Lehighton Area School Board

Jennifer Laible is running as a candidate for the Lehighton Area School Board on the Republican and Democratic tickets.

Laible was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, graduating in three years with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University. She started an educational consulting business in 1991. While working for a benefits consulting firm, she continued her passion for education by co-leading the training of all the new hires in the proprietary administration system for 75% of the Fortune 500 companies at that time.

As her husband’s career as a pastor took their family up the East Coast, Laible continued to teach in various settings - public and private schools and churches. She has worked with students of various learning abilities - from those with gifted IEPs to those with learning differences - and diverse economic backgrounds that affected her delivery of test prep courses (SAT and ACT) from a low-income area for first-generation potential college students to private, individually tailored courses for others.

Laible has lived in Lehighton since 2010 and has enjoyed being engaged in the community. She founded and was the president of the Lehighton Cross Country Parents’ Club for three years and also served as the vice president of the Lehighton Track and Field Parents’ Club for three years. She is an adviser for the nationwide Congressional Award and has helped numerous students in the Lehighton Area School District receive the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Laible has volunteered with the American Red Cross by helping her daughters run school and community blood drives and fire awareness events (Pillowcase Project and Prepare with Pedro events). She and her husband sit on the Parents’ Council at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where their oldest daughter attends. Laible led a weekly Bible club for eight years and co-led multiple youth missions and training trips to Kansas City; Brooklyn; Louisville, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C., since she has lived here.

She is excited to bring her academic and extracurricular experience to the Lehighton Area School Board if elected.