Endorsed & Recommended
Endorsed by the Daily Herald, recommended by teachers, and supported by the community.
Ready to Serve
I'm ready to serve D41, so please vote for the bottom 3 on Monday (at the GE Library) or Tuesday (at your polling place).
Governance requires flexible thinking
Governing by making student-focused, data-driven, and fiscally sustainable decisions, reached through respectful engagement with stakeholders is my goal. It requires flexible thinking, active listening, thoughtful reflection, and applying what I learn.
My blue collar ethos, data expertise, understanding of school finance, and long-term perspective inform what it means to be fiscally responsible.
Education is Not a Partisan Issue
Happy to affirm that education is not a partisan issue. Many thanks to the members who welcomed me at the Milton Township GOP meeting. I very much enjoyed my discussion with Tim Elliott and appreciated his hospitality.
My thoughts on FDK
I'm not sure if saving up for full day kindergarten is still an option after the incumbent's last two levy votes. FDK could still be a long way off, but I think we should still be talking about it and making a plan. We need to be talking with the experts, the community, and collaborating to make a plan.
Needs vs. Wants
"Levying to need" assumes we have agreement on what is a need vs. a want. I'm not sure if we do.
PTA Candidate Forum
I participated in the PTA Forum on 2/27/19. Here is the compilation of my responses.
Thanks for your Support!
I’m so grateful to all the folks who hosted and attended our events to share their perspectives and ask thoughtful questions. I’m ready to serve and hope I can count on your vote!
After organizing a few coffees to gauge interest in a District 41 Foundation, I co-led a planning workshop with Kathy Bayert. Our small group generated starting points for the foundation and identified next steps. The committee presented our plan to the D41 School Board in November 2018.
Having attended or watched most D41 School Board meetings since 2017, I began speaking regularly with a focus on clear and concise messages to the board and community. Here are direct links to my 3-minute speeches for the past two years.
Experiences with Dr. Gordon, celebrating his accomplishments and collaborative leadership
Celebrating the PTA Council board candidate information session and encouraging participation
Recapping the support for Dr. Gordon