AURORA | Five candidates for Aurora Public Schools board, including one incumbent, will be on the ballot this November.
Three at-large seats on the seven-member board are up for election this year. Current APS School Board Director Vicki Reinhard is the only incumbent running for reelection.
Director Stephanie Mason will not run for reelection, as previously reported by The Sentinel, following a controversy at APS where some board directors were accused of racial discrimination. Director Nichelle Ortiz is also not running for reelection.
Reinhard is joined by four community members seeking a seat on the board: Danielle Tomwing, Maria Saucedo, Tiffany Tasker and Max Garcia.
Reinhard is a retired APS teacher, according to her biography on the district website. She worked at Kenton Elementary School and Montview Elementary School
Tomwing previously ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the APS school board in 2021. According to her campaign website, she has served on the District Accountability Committee. She also currently works as a director for a national healthcare organization.
Saucedo does not appear to have a campaign website. However, The Sentinel previously reported that Saucedo is a military veteran. She retired from Denver Public Schools after working there as a teacher, teacher leader and assistant principal.
Tasker apparently does not have a campaign website. However her LinkedIn page shows that she currently works as the director of outreach and marketing, and assistant program director for the Financial Education and Economic Transformation Center. The center is a non-profit group focusing on providing economic education to help bring equity to underserved populations and communities.
No biographic information was available at press time about Garcia.