Why I'm Running
If the shoe doesn’t fit, is it the foot’s fault?
Of course not. You keep trying on different shoes until you find the best fit for your particular foot.
Yet this is not what most children in most American classrooms experience.
We keep expecting children to change to fit the shape of the school rather than changing our schools to fit the ways children learn.
Schools ought to be places where students thrive, not places in which they struggle to survive.
My dream for our school district is for all teachers and administrators to be trained and encouraged to create classroom environments that support their students socially and emotionally as well as academically.
I have successfully done this in my own classrooms, and now I want to see it happen in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Our district is already moving in this direction, and with my background, I am well-equipped to assist with this process.
I have more than 30 years of experience teaching K-12 students, special expertise in current brain research on learning, and academic degrees in psychology, education, and leadership.
After decades of involvement in our community as an Arts Commissioner, Warnerette, Beloved Community Initiative leader, and parent of two Farmington High graduates, I am eager to put my skills and knowledge to good use for the benefit of our students.