Particularly while re-opening schools during COVID-19, our county needs leadership with experience and knowledge of the WCPSS, as well as the challenges we face at the local, state, and federal levels. District 1 has different strengths and needs and I have taken the time to get to know these unique communities since December 2018.
As an experienced PreK-12 music teacher 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 voice of our educators and employees is crucial.
As the parent of two elementary students, I know families must have equitable access to high quality education in a safe learning environment at all WCPSS schools that supports and involves families. I have navigated the IEP process with one of my children and greatly value the importance of consistent communication. Students are the center of our why.
School board requires community advocacy and an understanding of the school system with a strong focus on the development of the child, and continuing pedagogical support for teachers, administrators, and staff. Our public school system needs and deserves a public school advocate who will work hard for the Wake County Public School System.