Ohio State University - BS Pharmaceutical Sciences
Years as a Fishers Resident? 4+
Community Involvement Activities
Mudsock Youth Athletics and Upward Sports Coach
Northview Church youth teacher
Recent Fishers Rotary member
20+ year Blood Donor
All Pro Dads Chapter Leader (anticipated 2021)
HOA Board Member and Social Committee Chair
Has managed staff teams at two different large corporations
Northview Church Family Experience (FX) host/presenter
1. What is your number one reason for wanting to serve on the school board?
I have two kids in the HSE school district and they will be there for a long time to come. I want to ensure they, along with their peers, have the best school experience possible. This includes equipping them to face challenges today and challenges that will arise 30 years from now. As a school board member, I will be well-positioned to influence and help provide a successful future.
2. What role does policy play/have in the function of the board?
The school board should set policy that benefits students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders. Policies should be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis. District financials should be scrutinized regularly to ensure a sustainable future of decreasing debt.
3. What legislative action at the state level would you support to improve education in our community.
In an effort to reduce screen time, I would support state level legislation that promotes or funds increased hands-on learning. For elementary students, this could be more field trips. For junior high/high school students, this could include learning a trade, an apprenticeship, or internship.
4. What do you think is the biggest issue facing your district?
HSE schools needs to return its focus to academics as its primary reason for existence. The district needs to have a laser-focus on preparing students for a lifetime of opportunities and challenges. This happens via in-person instruction in collaborative environments. We need to craft a personal development plan for each student to understand their passions and equip them to achieve their highest levels of success and happiness.
5. If you were elected what one thing would you like to accomplish during your term?
As an HSE school board member, I would like to launch and sponsor a "Parents Alliance" group. This organization would have its own leadership (eg president, vice president, etc) and would act as a unified voice for concerned parents. This group would be actively involved in school board meetings and would conduct its own future school board candidate debates with the goal of having parent-endorsed candidates.
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