As a CMS parent, non-profit professional and local advocate for public
education, I have exhibited a long-standing passion for education and the
youth of our community. My decision to run for school board is an
extension of my continued desire to serve the community that I love.
I am a thoughtful leader who is concerned with moving this community
forward and doing what is right for our students and our schools.
passionate about improving the state of our school district. Through my
professional career and my volunteer leadership, I have worked alongside
others to create positive change for Charlotte communities. As a result
of my ongoing involvement, I have gained a tremendous understanding of the
issues and challenges we face.
I believe that service to one’s community is important and
over the last decade, I have had the privilege of serving my community as
the leader of two wonderful non-profit agencies. My work has included
creating prevention-based programs for at-risk children, advocating for
others and working to bring our diverse community together.
Over the last 15 years,
I have served on
PTSA's, SLT's, various task force groups, led
parent/community efforts, served as a facilitator and spokesperson on
local issues that impact school governance, boundaries, and facility
expansion. Over the last two years, I have volunteered at three local public
schools and served as a Title I Tutor at another. As a result of this
I am clear about the need to close the achievement gap that
exists and ensure that all students have access to a quality education
that will prepare them to be productive citizens.
I hope that you
see value in electing a leader with passion and experience. I am
asking that you support me by serving as a campaign volunteer, making a
financial contribution and by casting your vote for me on November 8, 2011.