Any prior experience running for office?
Having served on the Board of Directors of other organizations, I am familiar with parliamentary procedure and the importance of carefully considering all feedback to make tough and often times controversial decisions. I feel that it is incumbent on any board member to listen closely to the citizens, parents, teachers, administration, students, and fellow board members to assure that all decisions are being made for the betterment of the school district as a whole, not-withstanding personal agendas.
Are there any changes you’d like to see implemented if you serve?
As a fiscally conservative business owner for 23 years, experience has given me the financial discipline, management knowledge, people skills, and undying determination to operate within the confines of regulatory and monetary constraints, effectively deal with employees and the public, and diplomatically work with individuals of opposite opinions to reach common ground. I am of the opinion that even under continuous challenges and competition, an organization can attract and retain the best and the brightest to operate as a team to assure success. I am also humbly aware that no one person can provide this vision and that some of the most creative and practical solutions come from the very people who are on the front lines each day. While individually, each of us have our opinions of changes that need to be made, items that need to be added or cut, or perhaps grievances that go unresolved, I feel certain that collectively we are all on common ground when it comes to what is most important at the end of the day….The protection, happiness, and success of each and every child.