STABILITY: As our school district navigates unprecedented change, we deserve a true leader with the experience to maintain stability on our School Board. As a former Board Member and one of only four FBISD residents that can hold a Board Officer position, such as President, a former member of the Policy and Calendar Committees, electing me allows us to focus on what's important: the students.
PLANNING: I will continue to work with students/educators to understand their needs and challenges in the classroom. As we move forward, emphasis should be placed on retaining staff, mitigating change, and increasing outcomes, while focusing on community and staff input, fostering transparency, and making a collective effort to move our students toward optimal growth. We must increase efforts to reduce inequities in order to stabilize rebalancing/rezoning efforts while maintaining fiscal responsibility through long-range utilization planning.
WHOLE STUDENT: As a Psych Nurse, I advocate for growth and support of the whole student. It is important not to diminish our Athletic, CTE, and Fine Arts programs in the process. Our students and teachers have a tough road ahead and require a Trustee that will be an inclusive voice to express the vision and ideas of our students, community, and staff. Our efforts should be focused on promoting programs such as Guiding Promising Students Mentoring where the community, businesses, and local organizations volunteer to be a part of developing the academic and social-emotional needs of students.
QUALITY EDUCATION: As a former member on the Teacher of the Year Committee, I support teachers by recognizing their achievements and advocating for their input at the District level while providing opportunities for professional growth. While on the Board, I was instrumental in approving funds to promote the quality of our facilities. We must continue to provide quality education in all areas of the District including innovative courses, social-emotional supports, and exemplary programs. We need to find creative ways to recapture students that attend private and charter schools while advocating for more equitable and adequate school funding at the State level.
INNOVATIVE EDUCATION: Our efforts should be focused on maximizing innovative programs and partnering with local industries and other companies such as local plumbers, painters, Microsoft, and Steinway to reinvest in our students' futures. I have been a proponent of new programs of choice including the recently opened CTE Center, P-TECH and Early College High School programs, Early Literacy Centers, Full Day Pre-K, Piano Technician Program, and many more.
EQUALITY: I advocate using innovation and the recent move to online curriculum in order to remove barriers to higher-level courses. I will work for equal access to all programs and courses at every FBISD campus. I will work to ensure all schools are staffed and equipped to keep our children safe and secure.