Former Summit School District teacher, principal Gayle Jones Westerberg seeks seat on Summit Board of Education

Gayle Jones Westerberg/Courtesy photo
Gayle Jones Westerberg is running for a Summit Board of Education seat in the Nov. 7, 2023 election.
Gayle Jones Westerberg/Courtesy photo

Gayle Jones Westerberg, a Summit County resident who has served in various roles with the Summit School District since the early 1980s, is seeking a seat on the Summit Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election. 

Westerberg moved to the county in 1980 and was hired by the district as an elementary teacher in 1982. She went on to work at Summit Middle School, eventually serving as the dean of students before becoming principal of Silverthorne Elementary in 1990. 

Westerberg later transitioned to Dillon Valley Elementary and helped oversee implementation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and dual-language program. In 2011, she retired as a principal and became an International Baccalaureate for schools. Two of her children also attended the district. 

“I am running for the school board to support the great work that is being done for our students,” Westerberg stated in a news release, adding she would be focused on the International Baccalaureate and dual-language programs as well as “equity systems, especially related to equitable resource allocation.”

In total, four board seats are up for election this November, with eight candidates announced.

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