As the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants, education has always played a major role in my life. Instead of bedtime stories, my grandfather gave my cousins and me lengthy lectures about the importance of education. While I may not have fully appreciated it at the time, I was surrounded by adults who passed on this value of education to me.
I have dedicated my career to serving in human services and education nonprofits, specifically those dedicated to educational equity, because I believe that a child’s race, ethnicity, or income should not dictate their educational opportunities. As the mother of a two-year old who will be entering District 15 shortly, I am running for board of education because I want her and every other child in our district to have the resources, high expectations, and support needed to thrive today and in the future.
If elected, I hope to partner with the board and administration on the following priorities:
1. Build on the strengths in our academic results and decrease the gap in academic outcomes along lines of race, ethnicity, and income.
2. Have a clear implementation plan for full-day kindergarten.
3. Increase transparency and community engagement between the Board of Education and our community at large.
4. Finalize a new boundaries plan that meets our community’s needs, maximizes current resources, and efficiently invests in long-term sustainability.
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