Why I'm Running

As a graduate of Lackey High School and a lifelong resident of Charles County, I have witnessed dynamic changes within the Charles County Board of Education (CCBOE) that have removed local control from our teachers over what and how they can teach. The academic curriculum focus has been turned over to federal and state agencies regarding what teachers can do in their classrooms.

Our teachers need the freedom to teach our students in the manner that they believe is best for our student and their classroom, rather than simply having students memorize learning materials to pass a test.

Focus on Learning, Not Testing

Improve our Special Education Department

Emphasize STEM Curriculum

I am committed to creating a diverse environment for positive teaching & learning for all CCPS students. My ultimate goal is to serve as an advocate for the community, while fostering business engagement, and creating community partnerships to advance CCPS.

MY PLEDGE

My pledge to you is that I will always act in the best interests of the community and students, even if that means I must stand alone.

• If elected I will donate a portion of my salary to youth base community organizations within the county.

• Promote and support the need for increase construction funding to

address overcrowding of classrooms.

• Work to decrease the achievement gap for all students.

• Raise the awareness of parental, community, and local business partnerships for our students and schools.

• Increase funding for head start and other early learning childhood development programs.

MY COMMITMENT

• Raising teachers' salaries comparable to other school districts in our state.

• Raising support staff and service personnel salaries.

• Expanding CCPS apprenticeship programs so more students have the opportunity if desired to become an electrician, plumbers, carpenters, automotive mechanics, or in the field of construction.

• I am committed to working toward preparing our students for their future endeavors, whether that's college, the workforce, military, trade school, or apprenticeship programs.

• I am committed to supporting the needs of all CCPS students, teachers, and staff.

• Advocate for more funding for free & reduced breakfast & lunch for all students.

• Advocate for CCPS to recruit, hire and retain a diverse group of teachers who reflect our student population.

• Advocate to eliminate the high rate of detention, suspension, and expulsion of minority students.

• Seek a partnership with to install solar energy panels on all CCBOE buildings reducing our electrical costs.

As someone who lives in District 2, I will be readily available to promptly respond & address any concerns the community may have and openly consider new ideas and/or solutions to issues we may face.

GOAL FOR THE FIRST 180 DAYS

• Visit each school & meet with school personnel.

• Host quarterly town hall community meetings with parents, students, and community leaders in district 2.

• Meet with CCBOE central office and support staff and request that CCBOE does business with local & state businesses first.