I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Unionville Chadds Ford school board, representing Pocopson, Birmingham, and Newlin Townships. As a parent, long-time resident, and an experienced school board member, I believe that I have the dedication, experience and good judgment necessary to serve our students and families in this role.
I understand the importance of academic excellence and believe that every child deserves access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life. As a member of the school board, I will work to ensure that all students have access to the resources and support they need to reach their full potential, including high-quality teachers, a sound curriculum and secure facilities that are well-equipped.
I also understand the importance of building strong partnerships between schools, families, and the community. Parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children, and schools need to effectively partner with families to deliver it. I will ensure that parents have visibility into our curriculum and input into key decisions. I will make sure that communication channels are open, so parents always know what is happening in the school and how they can help.
Furthermore, as a taxpayer myself, I understand the importance of being fiscally responsible. I will work to ensure that our schools are run in an efficient manner and that our taxpayers' dollars are being used effectively. This means being mindful of expenses, looking for cost-saving measures, limiting tax increases and being transparent about how funds are being used.
I have been actively involved in our schools since 2009 when my oldest child started first grade. And I have served on the UCF School board for six years, from 2014-2019 and again from June 2022 until now. Through this involvement, I have come to understand the complex issues facing our schools, the diverse needs of our students, and the dedicated administrators, teachers, and support staff who support, challenge, and inspire our students each day.
I believe that my experience, passion, and dedication make me an excellent candidate for the school board. I would be honored to have your support as I work to make our schools the best they can be for our children.
Together, we can ensure that our students receive a world-class education, and that we do so in partnership with our parents, educators and tax payers.
Check out my priorities for UCF schools here.