“All” means “all” and that’s all “all” means. I’ve repeated this phrase countless times during my time as an Issaquah School Board Member, wanting to ensure all students can access educational opportunities that will allow them to reach their full potential. Never has this been more important!
The past school year has been full of obstacles to learning, creating larger disparities between students who have access to supports and those that don’t. We know in-person learning is the best way for students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. I have worked relentlessly to return students to school buildings, while following all the guidance to assure the safety of students and staff.
Over the next few years, we will need to focus on recovery and restoration. Students will need to recover from the academic and emotional loss of the past year and a half. Staff will need to recover from constant changes in how to deliver teaching. And the Board will need to restore the trust that students are at the heart of what we do. This work will require experience and understanding how the school district operates. I humbly ask for your vote to continue to serve you and students.