Fiona Walter

Incumbent Candidate

Mountain View Los Altos High School Board

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  • 48 years old
  • 24-year resident of Mountain View
  • Mother of two Mountain View High School graduates (a college senior and a college sophomore)


Fiona’s Work on Behalf of

Silicon Valley Schools

Leadership Experience


  • Graduate, Masters in Governance (California School Boards Association training program for school board members), 2005
  • Graduate, Leadership Mountain View, Class of 2005
  • Member, League of Women Voters, Los Altos-Mountain View Area
  • Los Altos LEAD (Leadership Education and ADvancement) Graduate 2015
  • President, Stanford Hills Chapter of the National Charity League, 2014-2015


Education Leadership


  • Santa Clara County School Boards Association Treasurer, (2006-2008; 2018-2019)
  • Citizens Oversight Committee, Measure G Bond, MVWSD, 2012-present (Chairwoman, 2014-2015)
  • Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD) Trustee, 2004-2012:
    • Board President for two years
    • Member, School Facilities Improvement Plan Committee
    • Ex-Officio member, various district committees across the eight years:
      • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
      • District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)
      • Budget Task Force
      • Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
      • District Communications Committee
      • PTA Council Rep.
      • Wellness Committee
      • Policy Committee
      • Education Services Advisory Committee
  • Volunteer, Mountain View Educational Foundation
  • Destination Imagination Team Manager, five years (2008-2013)

Educational Campaigns


  • Executive Board Member for four MVWSD parcel tax campaigns:
    • Measures E Treasurer
    • Measure J Logistics Chair
    • Measure C Volunteers Coordinator
    • Measure B Logistics Chair
  • Co-Chair, Measure E Bond Campaign (MVLA), 2018
  • Chair, Measure G Bond Campaign (MVWSD), 2012
  • Volunteer, Measure A Bond Campaign (MVLA), 2010



PTA roles across elementary/middle/high schools:

  • Huff Elementary School PTA Parliamentarian, President, Secretary
  • Graham Middle School PTA Parliamentarian, Secretary, Eighth-Grade Grad Party Chair (2011 and 2013)
  • Mountain View High School PTSA 2013-2014 President
  • LAMV PTA Council Committee Member for Honorary Service Award (three years) and Ardis Egan Teacher Scholarships (three years, ongoing)



Stanford University
BS Mechanical Engineering
MS Aeronautics/Astronautics


Technical Editor

Mechanical Engineer
Failure Analysis Associates (now Exponent)




  • Recipient, 2014 Friend of the District Award, MVLA UHSD
  • Recipient, 2012 Honorary Service Award, LAMV PTA Council