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Mill Valley School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Joan Hottenstein

Parent / Community Advocate
7,319 votes (25.02%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Recovery from Covid's Impact – Assessing the learning and social impact on our kids, and using every resource to get them back on track to be successful.
  • Anti-Racism Education - Expanding upon the work already started in Mill Valley to acknowledge and actively do the work to tear down racist beliefs and attitudes.
  • Facilities Management - Repairing/replacing aging schools is a significant issue that will require careful planning and execution as we tackle the 10-year-plan for facilities.



Profession:Parent, school and community volunteer/advocate
Sales & Marketing, Roessler Papier (1999–2011)
Independent Contractor, Book Publishing, Self (1998–1999)
VP Sales & Marketing, Chronicle Books (1995–1998)
VP, Sales, St. Martin's Press (1991–1995)
Sales, Wm. Morrow & Company (1985–1991)


Rutgers College, Rutgers University BA, Mass Communication, English, Journalism (1984)

Community Activities

Board member, Age-Group Coordinator, Mill Valley Soccer Club (2014–current)
Historian, Parliamentarian, Mill Valley Council of PTAs (2017–current)
Parliamentarian, Tam High School PTSA (2020–current)
Parliamentarian, Financial Secretary, VP Student Services, Book Fair Chair, Old Mill School PTA Executive Board (2012–2019)
Girl Scout Leader, Richardson Bay Service Unit (2012–2017)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Marin Independent Journal

Organizations (2)

  • Marin Independent Journal
  • Marin Democratic Party

Elected Officials (9)

  • Andy Berman
  • Stephanie Moulton-Peters
  • Urban Carmel
  • Leslie Wachtel
  • Cliff Waldeck
  • Marco Pardi
  • Emily Uhlhorn
  • Todd May

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