Why I’m Running for School Board
I am committed to child advocacy. As a foster parent, I struggled with the culture within our child welfare system. Simply, the needs of children were subordinate to other “department” priorities. This fueled me to become a pro-child activist, working with legislators in Olympia and with child welfare organizations, public and private. Realizing, in some cases, that I was the only advocate working on behalf of the forgotten children who were lost within the bureaucracy of the system.
I am running for School Board as an extension of my passion to see that every child is given the opportunity to succeed to the best of their ability. With a focus on the success of our children, we can help ensure that our community will continue to grow and thrive.
If elected, I will be honored to serve the interests of our entire community, working for our children, our parents and our taxpayers.
What I Believe
The School Board is the most important elected position on your ballot. Why? Children are our greatest responsibility. We owe them an education that prepares them to thrive and contribute to their community, whether it be in Coupeville or around the world. 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 rewards and consequences.
All children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. As a Director, I will provide my influence and my vote to ensure that our school district has the proper resources and programs in place to deliver an effective education for every child, from those who demonstrate academic excellence to those who need our extra support and attention.
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.
The School Board should represent all segments of our community: Dads should not be forgotten in matters that affect the education of our children. School boards need diversity. Diversity includes dads.
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