A Commitment to Community
From my years as a Girl Scout Brownie at Gordon Elementary School to my current service on the Chesterfield School Board, I have a demonstrated track record of commitment to serving the community where we live.
I taught 7th grade English at Providence Middle School, and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to mentor the next generation of leaders by establishing and leading my daughter’s Girl Scout troop for three years. I also served as an English language tutor in our schools for several years, helping our youngest newcomers learn English. Previous to my 2019 election to the School Board, I served as an appointed member and chair of the Chesterfield County Special Education Advisory Committee.
I am a committed community volunteer, and I have put my values into action through acts of service. I currently serve on several community nonprofit boards, and have a deep and abiding love for all that Chesterfield County is and can be.
A Proven Leader
Since my election to the School Board in 2019, I have stood strong on my commitment to the students, families, and residents of Chesterfield County.
During my time on the Board, I have:
boosted teacher salaries by 25 percent
led a school safety initiative to retro-fit vestibules and upgrade security cameras in our schools, adding an additional layer of protection for our students
voted in support of annual budgets that have increased overall school funding by over 30%
No Political Agenda
I will always put our kids first. Our schools are places for our children to grow, not political battlegrounds.
Every student has the right to feel safe and welcome at school
Every parent has the right to decide for their own children what books they feel are appropriate
Every student deserves the freedom to learn the history of America through facts and the accounts of lived experiences of all Americans
Every parent matters because the quality of our public schools impacts everyone