Meet the Candidate
Running For:School Board
District:Flagstaff Unified School District
Occupation:Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Education:BS- Organizational Leadership; MS - Marriage and Family Therapy; Psy.D.- Clinical Psychology; MALaw- emphasis in mediation
1. PRIORITIZE PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parental and guardian rights need to be honored. A school’s role is to support children in their education and not to parent.
2. ACADEMIC FOCUSED LEADERSHIP
School time is for learning the foundations of educationreading, writing and arithmeticas well as Civics and Historyand the practical application of all these subjects.
3. IDENTIFY FINANCIAL WASTE
The community pays for financial waste. As a board member, I will work toward identifying and rectifying the problem of the deficit.
4. DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY
I will focus on revealing the truth to all stakeholders.
5. SUPPORT TEACHERS AND STAFF
I am dedicated to considering the input of all teachers and committed to providing teachers with the support needed to do their jobs well.
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|1. Requiring school officials, including teachers, to inform parents about their child’s social, mental, emotional, or physical health||S|
|2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs||S|
|3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects||O|
|4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in any sexuality related instruction, activities, or clubs.||S|
|5. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy||S|
|6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students||O|
|7. Mandating sex education classes for 5th-12th grade students||O|
|8. Allocating teacher pay raises based upon merit rather than providing uniform salary schedule increases based upon years of teaching or additional credentialing (e.g. masters degrees)||-*||I cannot speak to this issue without more discussion and thought. Teacher merit could include achieving a higher degree. I do not believe it is a matter of solely choosing either option. Merit, years of teaching and additional credentialing are all important components to consider when allocating pay raises.|
|9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity||O|
|10. Teaching what is known as diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI); social, emotional learning (SEL); or critical race theory (CRT) in public schools.||O|
|11. Increasing academic (curriculum) transparency by requiring each public school to post online for parents and the public a list of all instructional materials being used in the classroom.||S|