Scottsdale resident Dr. Libby Hart-Wells is one of six candidates running for the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board.
A Progress story titled “SUSD board candidate pulls out of race” published on Aug. 2 mistakenly omitted her from the list of remaining candidates.
The story focused on former candidate Geraldine Payne, who dropped out of the race after two challenges to her petition signatures were filed in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Hart-Wells, a parent of two SUSD students, is an adjunct faculty member in the chemistry department at Glendale Community College and was previously assistant vice president of research at Purdue University. She also served as professional staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and for The National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering & Public Policy.
She is running for one of three open seats on the SUSD Governing board.
None of the incumbents – President Allyson Beckham, Barbara Perleberg and Sandy Kravetz – are seeking reelection.
The other candidates in the race are Kate Angelos, Julie Cieniawski, Lucy Digrazia, Zachary Lindsay, and Rose Smith.
Angelos is a Scottsdale resident and a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Air Force.
Cieniawski is a former SUSD teacher and past head of the Scottsdale Education Association.
Lindsay is an SUSD parent and has 19 years experience in the financial services industry.
Smith is a former SUSD employee and SUSD graduate who has grandchildren now in the district.
Digrazia did not respond to a request for comment.