Jennifer Faliero – School Board District 4
Jennifer Faliero served as Hillsborough County School Board Chair in 2008. She first was elected to the Board in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006. She is one of seven members responsible for making policy decisions and overseeing a budget of $3.1 billion for the 8th largest school district in the nation, which is also the county’s largest employer with 25,000 employees.
She advocates in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., for better laws that affect public education. Prior to her election to the School Board, she was a health care marketing and public relations executive.
In 2007, Jennifer was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to serve on the State Board of Education's Professional Practices Advisory Group. She has also served on the Hillsborough County Youth Advisory Council, Department of Juvenile Justice Board, the Hillsborough Education Foundation board of directors, the committee for Making Strides Against Cancer, Hillsborough County Council of Governments, Hillsborough County Value Adjustment Board, and Lowry Park Zoo board. She is a member of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council, H.B. Plant Museum, is an honorary member of the Brandon Kiwanis Club, and is involved in the Ophelia Project for Preteen Girls. Jennifer has been a member of the National School Boards Association since 2002, and has served as the Hillsborough legislative liaison with both federal and state lawmakers for the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA). She also has served on the FSBA’s board of directors and advocacy committee.
As a private citizen, Jennifer worked with lawmakers to establish the state’s landmark school concurrency program, and took a lead role in developing the district’s pilot project to implement school concurrency. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from the University of South Florida in 1986. Hillsborough County has been her home since 1982, and she currently lives in Valrico with her two daughters who attend Hillsborough County public schools.