As a Board Member, I’ll advocate for increased early literacy programs so our children have a strong educational foundational, and will encourage healthy collaboration between parents, teachers and students to build a positive culture of academic, civic, and peer engagement.

I will work to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by implementing policies that are holistic and student-centered. Every student deserves the opportunity to receive a great education, including our at-risk youth.

Our students—especially those of color—need support via mentors, tutoring, peer support networks and role models. We need case managers who are available to continue the line of support for the students who most need it. The County is failing these students.

We can do better.