I have a vision for better-than-normal learning for all students and an education track record that supports this vision.
Most recently, I worked at the University of Kentucky as a faculty instructor for the Mathematics Department. I taught undergraduate level math courses and served as the course coordinator for the sequence of courses: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers. I am also a certified Rank 1 high school mathematics teacher and previously taught at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.
In my classrooms, my goal is to always foster a community of mutual respect and understanding. For students to feel like they can prevail when faced with academic challenges, they need to feel valued as a person. I look to build a professional, yet personal rapport with each student and class. A key to a successful education is having a positive and thought-provoking atmosphere in which to learn and cultivate new ideas.
I would bring these same philosophies to the school board: fostering a community of mutual respect and understanding for our students, families, and staff. Students should feel engaged and valued, and be an integral part of their learning experience.
My heart is with the kids. I volunteer weekly at my children’s school in the library and in both classrooms. I love working with the students and teachers on a regular basis. Being a part of the classroom experience, helps me better understand what the students and teachers may need to make this the best learning environment possible.
I also serve on our PTA executive board as the corresponding secretary. I love supporting our students and school by getting our news out to our families every month via the monthly newsletter. I am honored to be a part of the largest and oldest child advocacy organization. The role of PTA has always been to advocate for improvements in the lives of children and youth.
In 2017, I was elected to our elementary SBDM (Site Based Decision Making) Council. I have continued to be reelected by the school community and am currently serving my 4th term as a parent representative. I value this opportunity to be an integral part of the decision-making process at our school. Like the school board, SBDM focuses on school improvement, policies and procedures, budget, and selection of personnel. I listen to our families and provide feedback to the council so each decision we make considers what works best for our students and families. I am excited about bringing my experiences to the school board.