Meet Christine

Why I’m Running:
A quality education system is a major part of the foundation of a community. It is essential to support local families and grow our next generations of thinkers and doers. My family has roots here and I’m invested in the present and future state of our community.

Attending the monthly school board meetings since my child started kindergarten has inspired me to become more involved in serving the community in this way.

I am committed to using my knowledge of child development and the problem solving skills I gained as a healthcare professional and community volunteer to assist the District. I want to grow and improve upon the programs in Bellevue Public Schools to support children and families of all needs. I always seek to educate myself on topics of concern and will approach issues with an open mind and a willingness to listen and have difficult discussions in a respectful and productive way.

Early Life, Education, and Work Experience:
I was born and raised in Bellevue, Nebraska; I am one of the five children of Janet (Cook) and Glen Clerc. I attended St. Mary’s School in Bellevue, Gross Catholic High School, and then graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha with a BA in Spanish Language Arts and Literature. While attending school I worked for the Zoo and volunteered for the Child Life Department at Nebraska Medicine.

After that, I completed a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Upon graduating I worked as a PA for adults and children at the Asthma & Allergy Center in Bellevue for 6 years.

Family and Leisure:
My husband and I are raising our family here in Bellevue as well. For the last several years I have been engaged as a stay-at-home mom for our two awesome children. Our oldest is a 2nd grader in BPS, and we have a 4 year old that looks forward to school also.

I enjoy spending time with family, gardening with native plants, cooking new recipes, and reading. As a family we enjoy taking in the nature and offerings of our local community, especially at Fontenelle Forest, Omaha’s zoo, and the Bellevue Public Library.

Community Involvement and Volunteer Work:
– I have been an active member of the PTA at our local school and dedicated volunteer for numerous school fundraisers.
– This summer I volunteered with the Support Our Schools Nebraska referendum petition to repeal LB753 which will affect public school funding.
– I also volunteer with Sarpy County Democrats to increase young voter registration and participation.
– Most recently I became part of the Nebraska PTA Executive Committee as well as the Chair of their Programs Committee. Earlier this March, I traveled to Washington, D.C., on behalf of Nebraska PTA, to speak with our federal representatives to advocate for education for all during National PTA’s LegCon.

I look forward to representing my community on the Bellevue Board of Education!