Growing up, I was influenced by teachers that cared about me. Empowering teachers to provide our children with a high quality education is one of the most important jobs our government has and government should do everything in its power to reward the most skilled and talented teachers to keep them in our classrooms.
I am passionate about improving the quality of our schools. Seeing first hand as a six year member of the Helias School Board, I have tremendous confidence in our teachers, administration and students.
The 21st century demands well educated individuals to fill the highly technical jobs of the future. I will work to get advanced curriculum and technology in classrooms to make sure our children are prepared to be the leaders and innovators of the future and to be competitive in our global economy. In higher education, I'm an advocate for both technical and liberal arts instruction.