Creating more diverse, equitable & inclusive schools
"Raise my taxes, and/or taxes in my community, to cover the DPS shortfall”
Previous Board Service:
Goals & Metrics:
Fight to reduce the school-to-prison pipeline, measured by # of students ticketed and suspended vs. the # of students diverted to restorative justice programs.
Improve the overall mental health of students, measured by overall district BESS scores and the # of students receiving mental health support from in-school mental health professionals.
Reduce the academic gap between BIPOC students and white students, measured by grade level literacy, graduation rate, and holistic measures of student achievement.
To elaborate on my 3rd goal:
Increase the rate of teacher retention, especially amongst BIPOC teachers, measured by the quantitative data of the % of teachers who leave the district after any given year and the qualitative data of the most commonly identified reasons for leaving the district. A personal statement on why I'm running:
I’m running for school board to advocate for all DPS students – just like I've done for all three of my kids. It’s clear DPS Leadership has a broken bridge between the community and we’ve moved away from centering our students at the core of our district's work. It's time we change that. I plan to be that bridge. Thank you for your consideration.