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After 32-year veteran School Board Rep. Jean Fink announced she would not be running to retain her seat, only one candidate stepped forward to take her place. However, despite the one candidate race for District 7, Cynthia Falls of Overbrook has been out actively engaging with her future constituents. This week alone she will attend a Block Watch meeting, a Parent Teacher Association meeting and meet with her state representative.
But these activities aren’t just for campaign purposes. The retired Pittsburgh Public School District health and technology instructor with more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse has a long history of advocacy in her community and education. Falls has served on the Carrick Community Board of Directors, as the education chair of the Overbook Community Council, a Block Watch member in Carrick and Overbrook, an A+ Schools volunteer, and more.
“I think the fact that I am a registered nurse and a retired educator are the primary reasons that I feel qualified for this position,” she said. “Both of these professions allow me to bring knowledge, experience and insight into the work that needs to be completed by the board. In addition, the list of community organizations has allowed me to interact with the staff, students, parents and community leaders for a period of time expanding over the past 15 plus years.”