Teacher, mother, community member, activist, volunteer.
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As a school board member I will;
Act as your advocate both in City Hall and in Richmond to ensure that our schools receive appropriate levels of funding to ensure student success. Our schools are underfunded, both at the local and state level. It is time to hold legislators accountable for the role they play in the successful education of our students through their funding of public education and support of innovative initiatives.
Emphasize student engagement, growth, and success through initiatives with a specific focus on recognizing and supporting the diversity within our schools and community. Research tells us that students learn best when they feel respected, when they believe their teachers like them and when they know their schools care about their well being. We need to support educators, administrators, and school personnel in becoming culturally competent as cultural competence fosters the development of strong relationships between schools and families. These relationships drive student engagement, growth, and success.
Promote school and student safety by utilizing proactive strategies that are specifically designed for diverse populations. Multi-tiered systems of support are effective in teaching students the emotional regulation and social skills necessary to handle the demands and stressors of adolescence today. When students have the appropriate skills to handle stressful situations, they are less likely to act out and pose a risk to themselves and others.
Your support, whether it is through financial donations or volunteering is essential to any campaign. Whether you donate five dollars, agree to put a sign in your yard, write postcards, or come out and help knock doors, your efforts are greatly appreciated and help bring a teacher's voice to the table in the City of Manassas.
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It takes the whole community to successfully prepare its youngest members to be competent successful adults. I would like to hear from you as to how we can all work together to build the strongest school division in the area.