Providing a quality education and life skills to match
The number one goal of our district should always be ensuring a rigorous education for our students. The district has done a good job prioritizing consistent and viable curriculum in every class, to ensure every student is making gains.
However, preparing our students for the real world also means ensuring they are life-ready. I want to work with our business and community partners to ensure we meet students' needs for being productive, responsible citizens.
This means partnering with them to come in and teach our students about financial literacy, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, becoming homeowners, etc.
Creating an equitable environment for all students
The district’s current strategic plan focuses on ensuring high-quality, equitable, standards-based instruction.
Equity isn’t about making things easier for our subgroups, but ensuring each and every student in our district has what he or she needs to be successful. As a parent of a child with a learning disability, I understand first-hand that some students need additional resources to achieve success and reach their goals.
I want to work to ensure these students, and all students, graduate from our district ready to contribute to our community.
Fostering improved social emotional health
No longer can school be a place students go to just learn. We need to understand and meet the needs of the whole child in today’s world.
Every single student in our schools needs to know there is one caring adult that they can turn to when needed and we have to make sure those adults are there when the time comes.
I want to work to increase the number of mentors in our elementary and middle schools because students who have someone to turn to are 26% more likely to graduate high school and 61% more likely to enroll in college than at-risk students without a mentor.