Morgan District 4
My experience as a mother and in working for an at risk youth facility for seven years have shaped much of what I believe should happen in education. I believe that we have many talented and wonderful teachers who are competent to teach our children. I believe we can continue to be successful by listening to and learning from each other. I have also seen examples in the past year of curriculum committee vetting finding and intercepting inappropriate material thanks to a very vigilant parent. Having parental involvement in this process is essential. This check and balance has to happen in districts to prevent content that does not follow state and district policies. I have spoken with many teachers over the last few months many are at burnout. In my district I would like to work on addressing the prevalent issues such as professional development time, transition time for grades and prep for new classes, support from administration, how to deal with phones and other distractions in class, disciplinary action, meeting demands of so many State requirements and testing. Another great concern I have is supporting parental right, responsibility, and choice. At times it has seemed as though the district and parents are enemies when in fact we need to flip that to being each other’s greatest allies. There is much to do… I grew up in a farm so I am a hard worker but have also worked for corporations where I used professional skills as well. I am dedicated to my community and will do my best to study issues and serve their needs!