By Irma Widjojo
With more than three decades of education experience under her belt, Diane Ferrucci said the move to run as a school board candidate feels natural.
“I’ve recently retired, but I haven’t lost my love and passion for education,” Ferrucci, 65, said.
The Benicia woman is the only challenger on the November ballot for a seat in the Benicia Unified School District Governing Board. Three seats are up for election this year.
Ferrucci’s career in education began in Benicia as an eighth-grade history and English teacher at Benicia Middle School before becoming the school’s vice principal. She then took an administrator position at the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, where she remained for 14 years before retiring this year.