Our county needs leadership with experience and knowledge of the WCPSS. District 1 has unique and diverse communities and I have taken the time to get to know and strongly advocate for these towns. We also need leaders who can advocate, and work with others, at the local, state, and federal levels.
As a PreK-12 music teacher with over twenty years experience in public, private, and charter schools, I understand that educators, teaching assistants, specialists, support staff, and administrators are professionals and deserve a knowledgeable support system. Professional development, competitive pay, and respecting the concerns of our educators and employees is crucial.
As the parent of two current WCPSS students (elementary and middle), I know families and caregivers MUST be partners in education. Our students must have equitable access to high quality education in a safe learning environment that supports and involves families at all WCPSS schools. I have navigated the IEP process with one of my children - I greatly value the importance of consistent communication. Students are the center of our why.
School board must listen to community advocacy and maintain a strong focus on the development of the child. Our public school system needs and deserves a public school advocate who will work hard for the Wake County Public School System.