"Seattle School Board member Cheryl Chow announced today that she will not seek a second term in that post.
In a prepared release, Chow said it was time to close the politics and public service chapter in her life. Chow has been on the school board since 2006, and she served on the Seattle City Council from 1990-1997.
"I'm very proud of how far we have come in the last four years to put the Seattle School District back on the right path and lay a firm foundation to ensure the success of our kids," Chow said. "With the loss of my mom Ruby Chow, last year, I've come to realize that there comes a time to walk away from the public spotlight and focus my energy on other personal goals. Now is that time."
Chow said she plans to continue working for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington as a low-income outreach program director, as well as leading the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill team and coaching youth basketball."
I certainly have not always agreed with Director Chow and her point of view. But she has indeed dedicated her life to public service in the interest of children. She has been a huge guiding light for the Girl Scouts and for her own community. Public service is hard and difficult work especially in issues of education.
Thank you Cheryl for your service to our district.