Why I am running for Portland Public School Board:
It is with great excitement that I am announcing my candidacy for the Portland Public School Board of Education.
I have chosen to run for the School Board because I care deeply about students. This is not only a personal choice because of my own education experience; it is because there are still many students and families who fight for education equity. Although there have been gains in the education of Portland Public School students, we can and must do better to prepare our students so that they have choices, be it higher education or vocational training. What ever the choice they must be prepared.
I believe that education provides opportunities and opens possibilities not otherwise gained. I support all students and believe that a single entity, be it a school, business or community can no longer work alone. We must come together and work toward collective impact; share resources, share ideas and identify proven education practices that will support our schools and teachers to further the accomplishments of our students. We must also work untiringly to change the way education is funded in Oregon.
As a member of the School Board I will work to make our schools the best they can be, work respectfully with our parent community and make the choices that best support student and teacher outcomes.
I hope that I can count on you for your support.
My very best,