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Kirstin Holtberg

Member - Area #7 (Term Expires 2020)
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Kirstin was raised and educated in Linden, graduating from both Waverly Elementary and Linden High School; as did her husband of 27 years, General Contractor, Gary Holtberg. Kirstin and Gary have two children, Kevin and Madelynn; they are also graduates of Waverly Elementary and Linden High School. Kevin now attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in Civil Engineering and Maddie attends San Francisco State University, and plans to become an Elementary School Teacher.

Kirstin graduated from Linden High School in 1984, and then went on to earn a scholarship to play softball at Fresno State University. In 1989, she received her BA degree from FSU in Physical Education and Athletic Training. Kirstin received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from The University of the Pacific in 1992. For the past 27 years, Kirstin has helped manage their rental properties, oversee the fiscal management of Gary Holtberg Construction, and practice physical therapy at local hospitals and clinics.

While a parent at Waverly, Kirstin was a member of the school site council and a very active member and officer of the PTC. She volunteers at Linden High School as an athletic trainer and CPR instructor and is part of the CPR/AED task force. Since 2005, Kirstin has proudly served as a director for the Linden Athletic Boosters Club, in addition to helping organize and co-administer the Waverly Community Neighborhood Watch Program. In 2006, Kirstin was awarded the San Joaquin County California Teachers Association, Golden Apple Award for her assistance with the Waverly Sports Field Project and in 2012, was inducted into the Linden Athletic Hall of Fame.

Kirstin’s priorities for the district include; offer a diverse and high quality educational experience that ensures all students are prepared for college or a career; make sure the district is run as efficiently as possible, regardless of budget cuts; ensure that students feel comfortable in their school environment, an environment that is bully free, safe and engaging; and lastly, establish a positive school culture at every site and in every district department.