EACH OF US AND ALL OF US
Collaborative leadership is more important than ever. As a parent of four, educator, and active member of our vibrant community, I want to offer my unique experience and skillset to serve as a member of the IPSD 204 school board. I'm committed to hard work, an open mind, and clear communication to bring the best of our exceptional district to the forefront.
Supporting students’ social and emotional health
Focusing on equity to close the achievement gap and ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed
Increasing collaboration and communication between the district, parents, and students
SKILLS I'M BRINGING
Experience of being a parent of students in elementary, middle, high school, AND college.
Years of working as part of a volunteer ensemble (PTA, various boards, in the theater) have honed my skills as a team player, creative and independent thinker, listener, collaborator, and leader.
Teaching in higher education gives me a keen awareness of and appreciation for the level of college-readiness IPSD provides our students. It also reinforces to me the need for varied and accessible resources and tools for students who wish to pursue a path other than that of a traditional “college.”
Support for students’ social and emotional well-being is a principal concern of mine, particularly as we navigate the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the elementary to post-secondary student, I witness the cost of anxiety in our kids’ lives. I pledge to support SEL programming to help give our students the tools to become resilient in the face of challenge.
I have a genuine interest in the people who make up our diverse community— cultures, values, and traditions. I believe human connection is key—appreciating what makes us unique while recognizing that it is exactly those differences that enrich our community and experiences. As a result, I’m committed to continuing our district’s focus on equity for all. It is more critical than ever for us to work together to close both the existing achievement gap as well as the fallout gap from the pandemic.
I would love to hear from you—your questions, your concerns, and your ideas. My goal is to meet and hear from as many district families as I can so I build a better understanding of what matters to you. I look forward to hearing from you!