Career: Public School Educator, Adjunct Professor
Personal Life: My husband, Norman, and I have been married for 24 years. We moved to the wonderful community of North Penn in 1999. For 24 years, we have been fortunate to join a community of kind, compassionate neighbors. We've enjoyed meeting people through community groups and cheering on our children from the sidelines in sports, while proudly supporting their academic pursuits. Our oldest daughter graduated from North Penn in 2020 and attends Howard University. We also have twins that attend North Penn High School. We are proud to be residents and volunteers in our community.
Why am I running for School Board?
In 2018 I was appointed to the North Penn School Board and was elected to continue serving in 2019. I was excited to join the board to support all students in North Penn. One of our first actions was to vote for the immediate implementation of full day Kindergarten. That one action would impact 1000 of our youngest learners that would join our school community each year. It is that kind of impact on student learning that I believe is critical in public education today. If reelected, I will focus the next four years on continuing my work in supporting equity for all students - meaning providing students what they need to meet their greatest potential and have access and opportunities to a quality education. I am dedicated to supporting the plans to commit resources to addressing our infrastructure needs. As an educator, I also feel passionate about preparing our students for career and college opportunities through hands on learning, early exposure to STEM fields, and a robust internship and apprenticeship program. As a daughter of a senior who is on fixed income, I understand how taxes can impact our treasured Senior neighbors. For this reason, I believe it is important to be fiscally responsible and continue programs such as our tax rebate program to help those on a fixed income in our community. More than anything, I love children and will passionately advocate for every child in our district as I work alongside our amazing students, teachers, and NPSD staff.