As a parent, my husband and I have learned to set high expectations for our children, whether in their schoolwork, chores or how they behave.
I am running for the board to continue the fight to maintain high standards while responsibly managing resources. The district must utilize existing resources with efficiency and effectiveness in order to keep academic standards high without unduly burdening taxpayers.
Being a long time member of the community and working for a Fortune 500 company for the last 24 years, I believe I can accomplish these goals. Like most managers in corporate America, my job is to maintain the highest quality standards within a budget. Joplin Schools can do the same. We must constantly evaluate operational costs, curriculum, and community needs to keep Joplin Schools competitive.
I support improving academic achievement as a way of “helping” struggling students reach their full potential.
I believe what comes out at the end of schooling is what goes on in the classroom every day. And no person is more influential in the day-to-day lives of students than the teacher in the classroom. We need to continue to develop communication with our teachers so they can continue to be the experts in their field. I want to continue to facilitate trust and transparency with all district staff.
I respectfully ask that you vote for me so that we can maintain high standards academically and fiscally.
Thank you for your consideration.