Why I’m Running for School Board
I have a passion for children. In 2015 my wife and I became foster parents. It became one of the most important and meaningful things I have done in my life. I became a pro-child activist, going to Olympia to advocate for the children of diverse backgrounds and challenging circumstances that were under my care during my time as a foster dad.
I am running for School Board as an extension of my passion to see that every child has an opportunity to succeed to the best of their ability. As a director, I will balance my passion for our children’s learning with my professional and executive experience. When elected, I will help provide our school district with effective strategic planning, responsible implementation, and efficient financial management.
What I Believe
The School Board represents the most important elected position on your ballot. Why? Because our children are our greatest responsibility and we owe them an education that prepares them to thrive and contribute to their communities, whether it be in Coupeville or in a global environment. Our School Board Directors set the path our district will follow, ultimately setting the foundation for the future of our children.
Our kids need to be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think. In addition to the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics, we must provide an education and curriculum that teaches children critical thinking. Children must learn to think for themselves; How to make good choices and solve problems by asking questions, contemplating facts, and understanding consequences.
Money designated for our kid’s education should go to the kids. With a disciplined eye on financial management, I will work with my fellow board members to ensure taxpayers dollars are spent efficiently and within budget, while always placing an economic priority on the safety and education of our children.
Dads are underrepresented on our school board. Much like the former educators and the moms that we often see on school boards, dads have a unique perspective, experience, and provide a worthwhile voice. I want to bring this diversity back to the Coupeville School Board of Directors.
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