Receiving a top-rate education is the key to success. As your state representative, I want to improve educational quality for all children and ensure students stay connected to schools and achieve their full potential. Adequate funding for early childhood education programs, including Early ACCESS, Head Start, and preschool, is essential to ensuring that all children start off on the right path. Creating alternative educational programs and decreasing truancy are needed to increase graduation rates. While I was a volleyball coach at West High, I had the privilege to work with dedicated, caring teachers, all of whom deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and deserve to be provided with the necessary training and resources to meet the increased demands of providing a high quality education.