School board trustees are the community's advocate for public education, focusing on student achievement, well-being, and equity. They are responsible for identifying the needs and priorities of their community and for ensuring these are taken into account when decisions about educational opportunities are made.
I believe I have the empathy to actively listen to students, parents, teachers and communities, the leadership skills to build consensus and respond to the many challenges that our education system is facing, and the backbone to make difficult decisions and to advocate on behalf of those I represent. I am determined to seek innovative ideas, to work collaboratively with other trustees, and to defend the decisions of the Board with diplomacy and determination. But nothing is more important to me than what YOU think, and I am eager to discuss with you to refine and redefine my ideas over the next four years. I am a true believer in a government of the People, by the People, for the People. Those are more than words to me: they are the reason why I aspire to serve you.