School Board Election

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District D - Edgar Hitti

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Edgar "Ed" Hitti

District D

Candidate Website

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Agrees with BBME's Parental Bill of Rights

Edgar was happy to interview with BBME and share his ideas with us.  

Background:

Ed Hitti is a father of three kids currently in the district. He is a long-time resident of Reno whose life story is one that epitomizes the importance of education and the American dream. He grew up in Lebanon, amidst civil war and political turmoil. His  father worked three jobs to support the family, while his mother was busy ensuring they were not only surviving, but thriving emotionally and academically, sometimes helping them with homework in a basement bomb bunker with no electricity. His parents successfully passed on life lessons to him and his siblings, most notably  that a solid academic foundation is key to a successful future. 

 

He left Lebanon in the late 90’s to attend UNR, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Engineering. He credits his success at UNR in large part to the strong foundational academics received during his formative years. To him, grade school education is not only about learning math and reading basics, but also where love of country and community is taught. It is that foundation that provided him with the analytical skills necessary to succeed in college and to grow his career. It was  also during his grade school education that he learned the importance of giving back to the community and was fortunate enough to be in a position to raise funds to support research relating to recycling and sustainability at UNR that also benefited the local community. Ed and his wife, Kami, strongly believe in the importance of our public school system and have been volunteering for years including getting involved in the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) where he served as VP, President and Past President (advisor). These positions allowed him to raise funds to support staff and students in many areas such as Technology, PE and Intervention Teachers, but also gave him insight into the day-to-day shortcomings and problems most schools are facing. 

 

Ed is running for WCSD Trustee District D to ensure that the education system that embraced and motivated him will refocus on the fundamentals and quality of education, mainly Math, Science, Language Arts, Technology and History, that will ensure the future success of all the students in our district and the community for years to come. 

 

He works for Granite Construction as the National Asphalt Manager. Parent Faculty Association (PFA) VP, President and Past President (advisor) at Jessie Beck Elementary.

Platform:

He knows the value of a good education for all children to lead them to success and a bright future. He wants to make our schools more efficient and better serve students, parents, and the community, while increasing transparency and bridging the gap between the District and the schools.

He agrees with BBME's Parent Bill of Rights.

BBME Interview:  Read Here