A good school board will see issues, and provide governance, the policies, to resolve them. Then will hold leadership accountable for their actions.
Technology access for all students in our diverse school is a challenge. One that this current health crisis is putting to the test. As a technology professional, I would provide a unique perspective to the solutions we may provide our families.
Increase district transparency. Our community is full of people who want to help. By increasing the information on governance, and the decision process we work to help the people providing services - teachers, administrators, cooks, custodial, everyone that touches our school community. We need to connect with all these people in new ways - and find ways to connect with our families and others in the community better. By making processes transparent, we will increase the level of engagement with every person who is involved.
The district must have a long term vision for a healthy relationship with the community. The Unified District Vision was a start, but many families felt left behind. We must do better.
A Software Developer and President of Trail Blazer - a software company helping Non-profits and political organizations manage contact data. A former member of Northport PTA, and past president of that PTA. Former board member of Maplebrook Soccer Association. Youth Soccer Coach. and Youth Soccer Referee.
My volunteer and business experience in board-level roles has involved many different types and levels of organizations. Over the years, I have found serving others to be rewarding to me. I have found supporting youth to be the most rewarding. I have been on boards where being a hands-on working member helped accomplish the goals of the group. I have also been on boards were being the person asking questions and setting the goals for, and deciding if making changes in, the staff was required. Working hard and listening have been two keys to my leadership style.