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Linnea Reed-Ellis, President

Aurora Education Association

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October 6, 2023

Aurora Education Association Announces Endorsements for 2023 Board of Education Race
Union endorses pro-public education candidates

Aurora – As the Aurora Public Schools School Board election draws near, the Aurora Education Association announces the endorsement of three candidates for this fall: Vicki Rienhard, Tiffany Tasker and Danielle Tomwing.

Together, these candidates are incredibly knowledgeable and make a well-rounded slate for the open school board positions. They represent a united coalition of families, community advocates and educators, in addressing the many upcoming challenges that face Aurora Public Schools.

“We are inspired by the passion and dedication that these three women have already shown for Aurora Students, and we look forward to supporting the meaningful work they will do as school board members,” said Linnea Reed-Ellis, Aurora teacher and President of the Aurora Education Association.

Vicki Reinhard is a retired special education teacher who spent her teaching career serving the students in northwest Aurora, most recently at Montview Elementary. She has also been a dedicated advocate for students and the teaching profession, and is the former vice president of the Aurora Education Association. She has served as an APS Board of Education Director since 2019, guiding APS through the pandemic and a national search for a new Superintendent. She has lived in Aurora for over two decades and is the proud mother of APS graduates.

Tiffany Tasker grew up in Aurora and attended Aurora Public Schools. She is now the aunt and proud co-parent of her niece who attends Aurora Public Schools. She is dedicated to educational equity and is pursuing a PhD in Education in Leadership for Education Equity in Urban and Diverse Communities at the University of Colorado Denver. She works as a guest teacher in APS and teaches an after-school financial literacy program for APS students.

Danielle Tomwing is the daughter of an educator and parent to APS students. She immigrated to the United States as an adult and chose Aurora to be her home and environment in which to raise her daughters. She has been actively involved in her daughters’ school as well as served on the APS District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC).

This Aurora Public School’s election is occurring at a pivotal moment in Aurora Public Schools. Aurora recently hired a new Superintendent, is experiencing shifting enrollment and working to support students’ learning needs as we come out of a global pandemic. We believe that the proper solutions to these major transitions should centralize community voice and dedicate district resources in a responsible and transparent way. Reinhard, Tasker and Tomwing are well positioned to be a voice for the community in these upcoming issues.

AEA’s recommendation was made by an elected committee of educators who are AEA members following surveys and interviews of school board candidates