In the September 12th election for School Board, I believe we need to elect the people who offer the strongest vision about educating the nearly 13,000 students in our district. These are not just our children, these are our future citizens. This isn’t just about the bond, it is also about having a vision and leadership to move our district forward. In addition, now more than ever, we need a strong board that will continue to support teachers so that our students have access to the best education we can give them.

I present that I offer vision,  leadership and that I will support the board in holding our administration accountable to the students and communities they serve. I have offered some of my ideas, because I want voters to understand my thought processes. My thoughts,  ideas and educational experience are founded in research and evidence based practices. I advocate for a strengths based, person centered approach to education.

 

Teaching and Advocacy Experience

10 years as a special education teacher at West High School.

Currently work as an educator on the Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

2 years as president of the ICEA, the local teacher’s union.

8 years on the Negotiations Committee.

8 years on the Health Insurance Committee.

Currently on the Negotiations Team for SEIU local 199 at the UIHC.

Experience lobbying legislators in Des Moines with ISEA colleagues around the state.

Currently on the Rape Victims Advocacy Program (RVAP) Advisory Council.

Currently on the Johnson County Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Committee.