Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 1:04 PM
Beverly Hills resident Isabel Hacker, a mother of three children, today announced that she was running for a seat on the Beverly Hills Board of Education in November’s election.
“As an active parent, resident and taxpayer I believe our School Board needs a new voice and a new vision,” Hacker said in a statement sent to the Courier. “We need board members who will address the serious financial and administrative issues facing our District, and also return focus and resources to education.”
There are three seats that will be up for grabs in the upcoming election when terms end for Board President Brian Goldberg and Boardmembers Lewis Hall and Noah Margo. Goldberg is the only one of the three to confirm his intention to run for reelection. Former Board of Education President Mel Spitz announced his candidacy two weeks ago. Retiring Beverly Hills High School Principal Carter Paysinger, a non-resident, previously announced he intended to run; however, he must first become a Beverly Hills resident.
Prior to moving to Beverly Hills, Hacker managed state and local grants for Cerritos College in Cerritos, where she also served as a district liaison and coordinated with surrounding K-12 school districts. She has served on the executive boards of the Horace Mann PTA, the Hawthorne PTA and the PTA Council. Currently she is a member of the Beverly Hills Southeast Taskforce and the Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee, where she serves on the audit subcommittee.
Hacker’s husband, Adi, is a Beverly Hills native and BHHS graduate. She has two children at Hawthorne school and her youngest child expects to start kindergarten there this fall.