BS Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University
Master's in Education from University of Louisville
Years as a Carmel Resident? 23
Community Involvement Activities
PTO Representative for Japanese Exchange Program 2016
Family for Japanese Exchange Program 2015 and 2017
Volunteer for All Things Carmel
Lion's Club Member
International Arts Festival Volunteer
Tutor Volunteer weekly
Cub Scouts Committee Chair
1. What is your number one reason for wanting to serve on the school board?
Serving our community as a member of the Carmel Clay School board means I can be a part of keeping our school system strong and successful. I look forward to being an advocate for all of the voices involved in running a school system.
2. What role does policy play/have in the function of the board?
Policy is defined as: principle or protocol to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome. As a Carmel teacher and parent, I can use my experience to determine the desired rational outcome that satisfiesthe parties involved.
3. What legislative action at the state level would you support to improve education in our community.
There are currently 52 Bills Pending. Upon my review, it seems they are designed to improve education. As a board member, I will carefully monitor any legislative changes in order to be prepared as we implement and follow the state legislature.
The SCR 0041 is a concurrent resolution urging the legislative council to assign to the appropriate summer study committee the topic of the achievement gap within the education system regarding race and socioeconomic status. Having this study would be beneficial to gain understanding in ways we can respond to fill the gap.
4. What do you think is the biggest issue facing your district?
Social and emotional learning is an issue that Carmel Clay Schools are attending to, thanks to the Referendum our district supported. This takes the whole child into consideration and will help students develop into well-rounded caring, healthy, human beings. In this, how we are different and accepting of others will surface with equity and compassion. Education, planning, and training are vital.
Safety is another issue that Carmel Clay Schools are being proactive about, thanks the the Safety Referendum. We have Safety Resource Officers that can develop relationships with students and bring forth the dynamic that we learn from our differences.
5. If you were elected what one thing would you like to accomplish during your term?
Transparency and teacher support in the interest of our students.
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