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A long-time resident of West Mifflin, Kevin Squires is running for a seat as a School Director for the West Mifflin Area School District.
Kevin graduated from the West Mifflin Area School District in 2011 and is 26 years old. As a student, he was involved in many activities, including student council, marching band (saxophone), orchestra (viola), National Honor Society, Key Club, Future Teachers of America, and the school newspaper, the last of which he presided over as editor-in-chief. Kevin also helped to form and served as one of the first Student Board Representatives for the West Mifflin Area School District Board of Directors.
Since graduating from West Mifflin, Kevin obtained his bachelor's degree in biology from Slippery Rock University and is pursuing his master's degree in education from Point Park University. He works at the University of Pittsburgh as a Laboratory Specialist in the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases.
Kevin has always been passionate about education. During high school, he advocated for students as a student board representative and always believed in the quality of education West Mifflin can offer students. Currently taking graduate level course work in secondary education, Kevin understands the obstacles facing students, teachers, and school districts.
As a board member, he hopes to address these obstacles and promote a positive environment for learning and student success: one that unites administration, teachers, students, parents, and the entire West Mifflin community.
“I hope to make a positive impact at West Mifflin and give back to a school district that offered me so much, but that I know has so much more to offer others. I truly believe that my presence on the board can foster great success for our schools and lead to meaningful change.”
– Kevin Squires, West Mifflin Area School District Board of Directors Candidate, 2019
To learn more about Kevin Squires and his campaign, visit http://www.SquiresforSchoolBoard.com or follow his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SquiresForSchoolBoard.
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Originally published April 17, 2019.