October 2, 2022

Time to put kids first, not party politics

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When I ran to serve District 2 on the Duval County School Board in 2018, I was motivated by three overriding issues:   

  1. To ensure our children are safe and protected while in our schools. 
  2. To make sure our children’s developmental and emotional needs are met. 
  3. To improve the academic success of every student. 

As a licensed mental health counselor and former high school teacher, I believe having this perspective is essential on our school board. The board has worked tirelessly to put children at the forefront of every discussion and decision. Still, we continue to hear people peddling inaccuracies that our schools are failing and that we don’t care about our students and their families.  

I believe that our public schools are a cornerstone of American democracy, that our children need to be educated so that they can reach their full potential as industrious, engaged and responsible citizens and so that together we can continue to strive toward a more perfect union. Unfortunately, the misinformation we hear during public comments at our school board meetings is fueling mistrust and chaos.  



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