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The clear choice for Board of Education in District 6

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Dear Neighbor,

My sincere thanks to you and so many others for supporting my 2020 campaign to represent District 6 on our county’s Board of Education. It has been my honor serving the residents of this district, and I look forward to continuing my work in another term advocating for accountability, equity, and transparency in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. 

As there is only one other candidate running to represent District 6 on the Board of Education (BOE), you will not see my name or my opponent’s name on the primary ballot this May. Rest assured you will see my name on the general election ballot this fall.

I am extremely proud of my accomplishments working with like-minded members of the board. In the past four years, we have been able to increase teacher and staff compensation to make AACPS more competitive with surrounding school districts, moved school start times to new, healthier hours, and added counselors, social workers, and other mental health support staff positions.

I began my tenure on the board as the chair of the Policy Committee, and I am particularly proud of my work to pass the first LGBTQ+ Student Protection Policy in the state of Maryland. As BOE President, I led the board through the hiring process to select Dr. Mark Bedell as AACPS’ new superintendent.

There is much more work to do to give our students the future they deserve. Experienced leadership on the Board of Education is necessary for tackling difficult and, sometimes controversial, issues that require bold action.

  Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and be well.

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The Top Three Priorities I Will Fight For

1

Ensuring every student has the necessary resources for success.

Addressing student mental health

Smart start times and 
reliable transportation

Optimal class sizes

Read More on Six Issues I Will Address to Approach Equity in Our Schools 

2

Creating a workable structure for attracting and retaining the best teachers in Anne Arundel County.

Salaries that align with 
surrounding counties

 

Consistent, authentic, and supportive mentorship for 
new teachers

 

Teacher-driven, high-quality professional development

Read More on Five Ways I Will Work for Keeping Our Teachers 

3

Holding the schools accountable for effectiveness and transparency.

Issues around equity, bias, and hate crimes addressed quickly, effectively, and transparently
system-wide

 

Meeting special education needs 
through clear, transparent communication
with families

 

Ensuring that school facilities are safe, secure, and meet the needs of all our children equitably

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