Vaishali Sirkay, MPH

Focus on the mental health and wellness needs of our students, teachers and staff

Address learning loss, both academically and social-emotionally, with an emphasis on the whole child

Promote strategies for attracting and retaining high quality teachers

I respectfully ask for your vote.

I am a graduate of the NYC K-12 public school system and the proud mother of a LASD graduate. I am passionate about public education and ensuring that all children have access to the world-class education offered by LASD. I bring a holistic approach that looks at the whole child, both inside and outside the classroom, and understands that families, schools and communities must work together to create the greatest educational experience for our children. During my tenure as Board President in 2021, I was most proud that we were able to bring our children back on campus early, maintain high health and safety standards, and began to address current mental health challenges and prepare for those that were coming. It has been my greatest privilege to support our students, families, teachers and staff through the uncertainty and tumultuousness of the past few years. With your support, I look forward to serving our community by furthering the educational mission of LASD for all students, supporting teachers in the classroom, and focusing on the future needs of our community.