[:en]DPS Candidate Q&A[:]
In a few sentences, describe your vision for the students and families you desire to serve.
My vision for students and families in both southwest Denver and throughout the great city of Denver is a thriving, prosperous community that leads all families into prosperity. I believe that education creates confident, civic-minded leaders who will make a positive impact in their communities. I believe in community and strengthening our neighborhood schools in southwest Denver, and that an equitable public-school education is a right for all. Meaning that children from all communities, backgrounds, and ethnicities should have a strong neighborhood school to attend in their community or neighborhood. Also, teachers should have more growth opportunities, better health care options, and financial support from the administration and the Board of Education. Most importantly, parents and communities should also get involved and support their local, neighborhood schools.
Having worked shoulder to shoulder with educators, I know how important it is for them to have support and resources to inspire the next generation of scientists, artists, and thinkers of all types. Students deserve a quality education regardless of what neighborhood they live in. Strong neighborhood schools build stronger communities.[:]