I have spent the past 20 years researching and evaluating school improvement and reform. I love learning about what makes schools work. As a school board member I will use this knowledge and expertise to both hold our schools and our educators accountable, but also to communicate what is happening in our schools to our parents and community.
School Boards are teams. At their best, each Member is dedicated to the children of the district and each Member brings his or her talents to the team to help support the district. I will bring my background knowledge and analytical skills to the Board team.
I work on projects providing research and evaluation to help improve schools in communities throughout the nation. I will use my knowledge and background in schooling to set high expectations and to hold our schools accountable. I have Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. My work and education gives me knowledge and experience to dive deep into the data and understand what is happening in our schools.