Focused on informed, community-centric governance: determining what needs to be done by listening and being present at schools and in community
Committed to building an inclusive district: lifting up all students, addressing racial disparities, and ensuring students in special ed get the resources they need to succeed
Collaborative leader: worked with the board to conduct a nationwide search & hire a new superintendent; shift school start times; improve, update, and create district policy; and pass the 2018 school funding referendum
"Bringing new energy to old problems"
I am committed to:
Good governance: our board has to be able to function and do its job — it has to be ready to face challenges.
Communication: the better we are at this, the more transparent we are — we need to constantly strive to improve how we are involving the community, how we are letting folks know what’s happening in our schools. We need to fully engage families.
Supporting youth leadership: we need to develop better ways of engaging youth, we need to exercise more creativity in how we build relationships and gather input on the district’s work.
Being present in schools: to make good decisions, I need to know the communities in each of our schools — it’s important that we understand the individual needs that they have.
Moving student achievement: we have to address racial disparities as a district and improve outcomes. We have to evaluate what it mean for our students to have a SPPS education. We do this work through accountability, the strategic plan, and evaluation of the superintendent.