What I Stand For

I want to draw from our schools system’s many strengths:

  • involved community members,
  • supportive parents,
  • engaged students, and
  • highly qualified teachers.

I also want our schools to represent what is important to us as a community.

More time on learning, and less focus on high stakes testing.

  • Increase focus on creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Interdisciplinary time allocations
  • Focus on the whole child promoting well citizens

 

Transparency on policies, decision-making, and hiring.

  • Clearer and fuller explanations to the community on policy matters
  • Increased parent and community involvement in leadership hires

 

Budgeting and spending that will directly impact students and student learning.

  • funding teachers and support staff with direct instruction time with students
  • smaller class sizes for increased success
  • increased support for at risk students
  • timely and efficient solutions for overcrowding
  • long-term planning and budgeting for updating, repairing and expanding existing buildings, while utilizing MSBA funding

 

Protection of recess time.

  • Providing beneficial physical and mental break time and free play for students which increases student engagement on academic tasks

 

Programs and curriculum that focus on the social and emotional needs of learners to…

  • address the growing problem of bullying,
  • build a just and caring community, and
  • respect and celebrate diversity.

 

Equity for all students, regardless of race, income, religion, culture, and gender identity.

 

A strong School Committee that is responsive to the needs of students and the community.