Nebraska State Board of Education candidates field questions on COVID-19, school discipline | Education

Occupation: Professor, Midland University; teacher, Learning for All



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Adrian Petrescu


Public offices held: Secretary of delegation, delegation of Parliament of Romania to NATO Parliamentary Assembly, 1991-95; diplomatic counselor, Parliament of Romania, 1991-95; adviser, Constitutional Assembly of Romania, 1991

Military service: None in the U.S. but served as a reservist in the Romanian army

Education: Doctor of philosophy, economics of science and technology for innovation, University of Pittsburgh, 2003; juris doctor, law, litigation certificate, Creighton University, 2016; master of arts, economics-finance, NSPSA, Bucharest Romania, 1993; master of science, engineering, Politehnica University, Bucharest, 1989

Family: Married, one adult daughter

Faith: Orthodox Christian

What is your top priority? “Facilitate true equity in education of our children and lifelong learning for all Nebraskans in a fiscally responsible way. Every child deserves to be nurtured to self-trust to have her or his curiosity satisfied and beliefs supported and to achieve their fullest potential in life. Strong nurturing families complement formal schooling of every kind. Parents-community-schools partnership helps children, youth and adults learn to be responsible, self-trusting, creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and community oriented, poised to achieve in life. Parents know best to raise children. Lifelong learners of all ages help build a thriving state.”

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