Why I am Running
I am a life long educator starting my career in education teaching math at Jordan High School in South Los Angeles. As Principal I turned around a failing Washington High school and turned it into a model for college readiness. I Served as superintendent in Inglewood, Compton, Pasadena and LAUSD twice.
I have dedicated my life to educating students as a teacher, administrator and now as a Boardmember. And I have to admit, it's my role as a Boardmember that has been the most challenging.
I'm running for re-election because I want to "Continue the Fight" to make education in a large urban setting, a priority at the national, state, county and local level.
When I first ran for the board I ran on 3 major issues:
1. Adequacy of Funding for salaries, programs and technology
2. Parental and Community Involvement
3. Lack of educational options for students not pursuing college
I want to ensure our students are prepared to enter the workforce or college prepared to compete at the highest levels.
I want teachers and staff to know they are important and that I'm willing to stand with them for better funding for salaries, reduced class sizes, and more wraparound services for students.
I want our students to know they are our number one priority. I want parents to know we must be partners in our students success and I'm willing to stand with them to get that done.
I want to restore faith in our public education system by making them a place to be proud of with students eager to attend.
I want to continue to foster a positive working relationship with all board members to get things done that will support our students, teachers, staff, parents and community stakeholders.
I'm running because "I want to continue the fight".