I receive many questions from friends and neighbors as to where I stand on various issues. In my own words, the following are my positions on issues in K-12 education. Visit my Platform page to read my campaign platform.
(The following includes issue positions and my platform points.)
Expansion of Academic Pathways Students are more likely to be successful when presented with a wide variety of opportunities. As a board member, I will work to expand academic pathways and streamline exposure to all students and families so they can make informed...
The New Hanover County school district faces a dire shortage in substitute teachers. This is unacceptable. Here are some ideas to help resolve the problem.
Teachers, parents and our community deserve to know a clear and concise curriculum is being implemented in our schools.
Academic Integrity needs to be at the forefront of education for ALL. Students’ grades should be based on their mastery of the subject matter.
NHCS should acknowledge that parents have educational choices available to them that include our public schools and will ultimately CHOOSE the best option that meets the needs of their children.
The New Hanover County school district needs to be able to provide a clear and articulate summary of the state’s grade level requirements and expectations.
We need diversity in academics so that we can get positive outcomes for all. Currently, NHCS’ sole focus of diversity is on one’s racial heritage and gender, while suppressing diversity of thought, ideas and opinions.
Parents need to be part of the decision-making process as it relates to collecting student data through surveys conducted in our classrooms as well as clearly identifying the purpose and objectives of these surveys. Buy-in from our parent stakeholders only serves to increase transparency and strengthen the bond and relationship between our parents and our schools.
New Hanover County Schools must identify and implement better, consistent, and more timely methods of communication to all stakeholders.
There’s a need for an internal discussion about NHCS’ educational direction between the school board, district administration and frontline educators.