College of the Desert Alumni Association Board Member
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I have been a manager in government for 13 years. I recently completed Hamilton County Leadership Academy and I have been the Director of Planning & Zoning for the City of Fishers. Before moving to Fishers 4.5 years ago, I served on the City of Indio Planning Commission, was a board member for College of the Desert Alumni Association and completed Leadership Coachella Valley
1. What is your number one reason for wanting to serve on the school board?
I have three kids in the district and I want to make sure that education of our kids remains a top priority and focus of the District.
2. What role does policy play/have in the function of the board?
Policy is one of three roles the board is responsible. It is important that the board implements and oversees the policies of the District.
3. What legislative action at the state level would you support to improve education in our community.
I would support legislation that would improve our funding sources for HSE. Currently, HSE received less money than other districts because we are a wealthier county. However, there are serious ﬁnancial needs for at risk children and families that impacts our education.
4. What do you think is the biggest issue facing your district?
I believe the biggest issue facing HSE is the retirement of the current Superintendent. Dr. Bourff has told me that he will retire during the 4-year term of this board seat. Hiring a top notch Superintendent will be crucial to the success of the District going forward.
5. If you were elected what one thing would you like to accomplish during your term?
One thing I would like to accomplish if I was was elected is an update to the HSE 21 Vision Plan. The Plan is several years old now, and I don't see how it is being used to implement goals of the District. My background in City Planning, which involves developing long range plans, provides me with a strong skill set and experience to make sure this is accomplished during the next 4-years.
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