I have a degree in education and am a former teacher. I have volunteered in after school programs such as science and drama clubs. I have served on school councils and committees in Tennessee and Utah. I have spent the past 10 years as a school community council member for Draper Park Middle School, Oak Hollow, and Sunrise Elementary. I am passionate about educating our children. I believe we are strongest in our children’s pursuits when we work together as parents, teachers, administrators and families.
Passion for Innovation
Our current students are the most digital literate generation to come through our schools. Many of our children's community experiences happen online. It is vital we help our students see the value of being active in our communities. We can also help kids strengthen their interpersonal skills. Children need to be taught to be civilly minded. It is our responsibility in our schools to teach our students what being a good citizen means. Children can be taught to serve in their communities, participate in local and national elections, use technology to become educated, and to behave responsibly online. I would like to see a new curriculum and half year class created at the 6th grade level. This would be a Digital Citizenship class and would be required. I think it's important our children are given the tools they need to navigate their online world. Online can be a very dangerous place for a young child. We need to teach them how to be safe, happy, and responsible online. Schools can show students how to respect others and what it means to be a good friend in this digital age. We can help our children become exemplary citizens who will lead our cities and states into the 21st century.