150922_CassPook_woolseyI was born and raised in Sitka and am the daughter of Pete and Bertha Karras. I attended school in the Sitka School District from Kindergarten through the 12th grade and graduated in 1980. My husband is Stewart Pook, the associate pastor at Grace Harbor Church. Together we have 5 children Cassie, Chloe, Cayla, Seth and Cedar.
I have been on the Sitka School Board in 2000 as an incumbent for 1 year and was voted into my first term in 2003. If re-elected to another term it will be my 6th term. I was also elected to the AASB (Alaska Association of School Boards) board of Directors for a 3 year term that ends this year


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My intent to continue on the Sitka School Board is years of experience and knowledge of what we are faced with in education. I feel privileged to advocate for our children in Sitka as well as on a state level.

CassPook_familyMy focus is school climate, welcome environment, and student achievement outside the box of core classes such as vocation and extracurricular activities to build assets of wellness and success in our children. It is my goal to maintain programs outside the core class’s to keep students engaged in learning and attending schools. I believe that I have a wealth of knowledge and support from community members with the years that I have invested on the school board. I take my position seriously, especially for the students that are in the gap and are in need of successful endings and pride in education. If re-elected I plan to run for another 3 year term with the AASB Board. I thank you for your support in this next election and thank you for support in my past years of service.