Children are our future!
We moved our family from Connecticut to San Diego in 2013 and have lived in the Ranch for the past four years. We are so fortunate to live in this wonderful community. My run for school board begins with an appreciation for Roger Rowe. Our daughter Mia attended middle school there, and Georgia, our youngest, just started second grade. Nothing makes us happier than to see her excited to attend school every day-mask and all!
I want to serve the school and the community. The school board is a perfect way. My goal is to continue the excellence already established by the current board and Donna Tripi. The Roger Rowe District has a reputation of having a strong curriculum, caring for the teachers and staff who work there, and fiscal responsibility.
If I become a member of the board, I want to listen and to learn. Cooperation and common ground are ways to build a community. Community becomes something really special when we see how much we truly rely on others. This I find to be a strength and not a weakness.
Fiscal responsibility and maintaining a balanced budget will be one of my top priorities.
Covid-19 has taken everyone by surprise, and yet our District has in-person instruction, thanks to the tireless work of Donna Tripi and the board. Our waiver was accepted, and the doors are open to those who want to attend school safely. When listening in on the board meetings over the summer, I found myself inspired and grateful to be a parent of a child who attends such a caring school.
Social and Emotional
It is essential our children learn to read, write, and solve math problems, but the greatest thing we can teach them is to care for one another. If this is established when they are young they will participate in shaping community wherever life takes them.
Literature is another passion of mine. In time, when the Covid -19 crisis abates, I would hope to help further develop the library. Children can travel the world through good books. As Dr Seuss said, "the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go!"