I want to serve on the Bend-La Pine School Board because I believe students should be our community’s top priority. They deserve access to every educational opportunity we can provide regardless of their economic background, gender or ethnicity.

Better schools improve our community

Keeping with this promise, I am committed to supporting the following principles because of the impact they will have on our students, our school system and our community:

·       Reducing class sizes so teachers can give each student the attention he or she deserves regardless of their intellect or ability,

·       Increasing the amount of individual attention provided to students in and out of the classroom so they can live up to their full potential,

·       Providing support to teachers because they are guiding our children, who are our most treasured asset and the key to our future,

Renewing our focus on maintenance and infrastructure

Like most of Central Oregon, I was devastated when the gymnasium roof at Highland Elementary School collapsed under the weight of snow from this past winter’s series of storms.

Keeping our students safe should be the school system’s top priority and I’m personally committed to making sure every neighborhood school is well maintained and gets any repairs or upgrades it needs so we can avoid another situation that puts our students at risk.