Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Ball State University 1984
Juris Doctorate from IU McKinney School of Law 1988 with honors
Certificate of Business Administration for lawyers from Butler University
Years as a Carmel Resident? 45+
Community Involvement Activities
Rotary events including but not limited to Carmelfest and related events
Carmel Dad’s Club Board and volleyball coordinator
Carmel Library Foundation events including donor and author events
Shepherd Center of Hamilton County including participating in the establishment of the VASIA Guardianship Program for Hamilton County for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults without other support or help
The Center for the Performing Arts board membership
I have always been involved in my community. It is important for me to give back to the community in which i live and work.
Westfield Rotary Club past President
Carmel Clay Library Foundation Past President
Shepherd Center VASA Guardianship Program counsel
The Center for the Performing Arts Secretary of the Board
I have held various other leadership positions in legal related organizations over the years as well as other local organizations.
1. What is your number one reason for wanting to serve on the school board?
I want to be able to contribute to the school system that provided so much for my family. My sixth grade teacher inspired a love of learning through the books he challenged me to read and made me a life long learner. My sister, daughter and three nephews have all benefits from Carmel Clay schools. I want to be able to give back and in some way help achieve an even greater level of success for all children.
2. What role does policy play/have in the function of the board?
The Board adopts policies that give direction for the District as a whole and sets the vision and goals for the District.
3. What legislative action at the state level would you support to improve education in our community.
Funding is an ongoing issue with the state funding formula and allocation of funds.
Local control over teacher trainings is also an issue. High achievement will not continue without quality staff, however, redundant and excessive mandated trainings for teachers take away valuable teaching or other resource time.
4. What do you think is the biggest issue facing your district?
The District and the nation are all facing what was unimaginable last year, a pandemic. The effects of this will be long lasting. Scholastically and emotionally our children each have suffered in at least some way. The biggest issue remains finding the best way forward and doing the very best to help the children and staff feel safe.
5. If you were elected what one thing would you like to accomplish during your term?
I would like to see increased focus on the whole child. Academic and athletic achievement are of course wonderful and rightfully celebrated. Many of our children have barriers that affect their ability to thrive and learn. Mental health issues are one such barrier that the District has recently begun addressing through and agreement with Ascension St. Vincents that will allow for students to receive therapy and medication management in school and not miss class for outside appointments or endure long waits for access to help. I hope I may be work with the Board and staff to identify other barriers that may be removed for our children.
Preferred Contact Information (How do you want voters to contact you?)
My Facebook page or my website: anneforcarmelschools.com