I am running for the Charles County Board of Education because I believe that a thriving community is closely linked to the success of our public education system. Focusing on our “Students First” and the resources and policies that promote and enforce a safe environment is crucial to the future success of our public education system. Charles County students, teachers, and parents deserve a School Board that has a vision for growth, creates structures to support that vision and is accountable to the public. We can achieve this by advocating for the success of our students at every opportunity.
I have served and advocated for the educational needs of students for the past 22 years as a public servant, parent, and as a supporting member of the local business community. I have my Masters in Technology Management and BS in Computer Information Systems. I am a military veteran and military spouse. I am also the mother of two sons and grandmother of three amazing grandchildren. I have devoted 28 years to the Federal Government where I secured my expertise in Technology Management, Contract Negotiations, and Budgeting. Additionally, I have successfully opened and operated my own small business and nonprofit organization here in Charles County, so I am fully invested in the well-being of this community.
Given the opportunity to continue to serve the Charles County Community as a Board of Education Member, I commit to ensuring that our student’s needs are placed first without compromising the needs of teachers, staff, and parents in our community. I will present ideas to ensure that we are assessing and managing our budget and held accountable for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. During my tenure, I want to be known as the Board Member who advocates for building bridges with all segments of our community by being proactive and innovative.