I want to use my training and experience in educational research to help support the priorities and goals of the ICCSD. For the last 15 years, I have spent the majority of my time examining the relationship between education experiences, academic achievement and future outcomes and success. I know how important a high-equality K-12 education is for opening doors for our children to go on and have successful and rewarding adult lives. By the same token, I also know how limited access and opportunity to a high-quality education can close those doors.
I want to support the School Board to ensure doors remain open for ALL students in our community.
Help close achievement and opportunity gaps (e.g., universal PreK, focus on how the facilities 2.0 plan can support equity goals in terms of opportunity and access across schools)
Increase the diversity of school staff (teachers, administrators) to resemble the diversity of our community
Build on the Portrait of a Graduate work the district is doing; Support the district’s focus on the "whole child," including social emotional learning (SEL).
Infuse educational and career navigation as part of the “whole child’ initiative; support more educational and career counseling (part of the facilities 2.0 plan could explore more career focused programming and curriculum); support students in navigating critical educational transitions (e.g., course selection, applying to college, major selection, career pathways).
DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING
Utilize my training and 15+ yrs of experience as an educational researcher to help support decisions that are backed by science and evidence
Support initiatives that are most likely to have a positive impact on intended learner outcomes