Jason Stinson (left) and Shanna Cobb-Adams.
Carson City residents Jason Stinson and Shanna Cobb-Adams have announced their candidacy for the Carson City school board.
Stinson, a father of six daughters attending three Carson City schools, is running for the District 1 seat, which includes Empire and Seeliger elementary schools, currently held by Trustee Lupe Ramirez. He said his goal is to ensure greater community involvement and transparency in choices made on the district’s curriculum, budget and decisions made by the school board.
“We must, as a community, fix this broken education system and close the educational gaps and truly put forth a better system for our children,” Stinson said.
Stinson’s community experience includes building a haunted house and Christmas lights show and collecting non-perishable food and clothing for food banks.
Cobb-Adams, an employee of the state, is a graduate of Carson High School in 1999 and has three children who have graduated from or are attending the school.
She is running for district 6, which includes Eagle Valley Middle School, the seat which will be vacated by current Trustee Don Carine.
Cobb-Adams has volunteered for Carson City Little League, Carson girls softball, Carson City Pop Warner, the Ron Wood Family Resource Center’s Toys for Tots program, the Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada, Carson High School Wrestling Boosters and various parent-teacher organizations.
“I love our Carson Proud community and want to improve education for all in a safe learning environment,” she said. “Children are born with a natural curiosity. Somewhere along the line, many lose that passion for learning and critical thinking. I want to do everything in my power to give educators the resources they need to get children excited about school, learn the fundamentals needed to succeed in life and encourage educational pathways to their chosen career.”