Platform

Effective representation means taking direction from the community. So, I’ve created a Working Group of concerned community members who have their own ideas about how we can improve our schools.

Open Dialogue with the Community and the County

I believe the answer to education and school transformation is strong, authentic community connections and actions. I envision a district where communication is a top priority and want all children and students to succeed. Through community meetings, town halls, and social media, I will work hard to educate the community on the responsibilities of school board members while promoting realistic expectations, transparency, and dependability. I will ensure that parents are aware and informed about their options within our schools. By connecting with parents, this will provide all stakeholders the opportunity to have conversations to nurture our schools according to our needs.

Problem Solving through Partnerships

Strong schools are the foundation of a strong community, and students need to feel that they are valued and in a healthy environment. Our children and their education are the foundation upon which the future of our communities is built. Our students deserve the best we can provide for them in a safe learning environment geared to today’s changing world. Strong schools create strong citizens and increase value to any community. With the implementation of Safe and Sound Schools (Safe and Sound Youth Council) and Not in Our Town (Not in Our School) safety program organizations within schools will offer students, teachers, staff, and the local community the information, knowledge, and skills necessary to remain safe. When a climate of safety and respect is created, learning will follow.

High-End Student Achievement

Our students come from diverse environments and backgrounds. Some students come from stable, traditional, and supportive home environments as well as from unstable, broken, and homeless environments. Educators are faced with the challenging task of providing proficient instruction to a wide range of learning abilities, learning disabilities, and diverse family value structures. In essence, the family is critical to the development as well as education of all children. The family is where children receive their first education but is also the institution where children develop their educational styles. By implementing a Save our Schools Initiative this allows the identification of students for the proper occupational path and also provides collaborative efforts between local college/universities (4 year institutions), technical institutions (2 year), and branches of our local armed forces to ensure that all students are successful beyond graduation day. There is no one size fits all approach to education. However, by meeting the needs of students throughout their educational experience, we can set the course for success.

Parental Engagement

Parents have always been viewed as being a central part of a student’s education. Since family involvement is essential for the success of students, the education community must prioritize building a strong partnership between the school and the home. Through a carefully implemented Parent University Initiative parents will be provided with the tools and skills needed to learn about student achievement, staying healthy, utilizing social service resources, and navigating the modern school system.

Safe and Smart School Communities

Strong schools are the foundation of a strong community, and students need to feel that they are valued and in a healthy environment. Our children and their education are the foundation upon which the future of our communities is built. Our students deserve the best we can provide for them in a safe learning environment geared to today’s changing world. Strong schools create strong citizens and increase value to any community. With the implementation of Safe and Sound Schools (Safe and Sound Youth Council) and Not in Our Town (Not in Our School) safety program organizations within schools will offer students, teachers, staff, and the local community the information, knowledge, and skills necessary to remain safe. When a climate of safety and respect is created, learning will follow.

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