My Vision for our District
Why I'm Running
I'm a teacher running for my local school board in the district that I was born, raised and taught in — because our teachers need support, our parents demand innovation, EVERY kid deserves success and it's time our district delivers.
Read below about how I plan to achieve that for our 10,000+ students and let me know what you think!
Teachers are the most impactful people in a school and we must do everything we can to support them AND their union in AND out of the classroom. As your school board member, we will provide teachers more learning and leadership opportunities, co-create educational innovation teacher-led task forces, collaborate with them on hiring/retaining effective teachers, strengthen their salary scale, and include them in ALL district-level discussions.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MY IDEAS TO EMPOWER AND SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS? WHAT CAN I IMPROVE?
Our parents demand stronger Science/ Technology/ Engineering / Mathematics (STEM) programs and innovative curricula/practices that research shows boosts test scores, student engagement and high school/college graduation rates. I’ve dedicated my career and classroom to doing just that, from founding the Ethnic Studies program at my K-8 school network, to implementing restorative practices, project-based learning, trauma-informed strategies, language immersion/bilingual education and socioemotional instruction. As your school board member, we will bring/strengthen these innovative practices, our STEM programs, and culturally-responsive curricula such as Ethnic Studies that will build a more empathetic and civically engaged student body so that they can thrive in an increasingly globalizing and diversifying society.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MY IDEAS TO INNOVATE MORE AT OUR SCHOOLS? WHAT CAN I IMPROVE?
With expenses growing faster than revenues, we need to get creative with how we will actively seek new revenue streams and eliminate unnecessary spending. As your school board member, we will strengthen our budgetary task forces to better include teachers and families all year long, revive discussions on teacher housing, salaries, program reevaluations, and brainstorm new ideas to generate revenue from the properties that we own.