My grandma and mom were both lifelong teachers. My grandma spent her career in Greendale teaching at all levels. My mom started her career in Greendale, spending most of her time at the high school level. The tradition continues as my partner is an early childhood teacher at MPS, giving me a first-hand look at the contemporary challenges faced by teachers. This includes the transition and unique challenges of virtual learning. Though I’m not an educator myself, I was raised to believe that education is a cornerstone of a thriving community and that it is important to be actively involved in advocating to keep our schools strong.
As a lifelong resident of Greendale and now as a parent of 2 children currently enrolled at Canterbury, I’m very invested in making our schools and our community the best that they can be.
I benefited greatly from my education in Greendale and it has positioned me to be successful professionally. My job is in a challenging, fast-paced environment, requiring collaborating and problem solving to achieve common goals.
All these experiences and skills are what I bring to the table and they will help me to be a successful school board member.
It is important to look at issues from all angles and to be able to come up with solutions that are not always apparent. This also means that there can be more than one right answer and often the best answer comes through collaboration.
I believe there is enough negativity in the world. I’ve always prided myself on being a positive person and an individual who places a high regard on kindness and understanding. We all have our differences, but I want to focus on the things that bring us together as a community.
I believe that as a school board member I will have been entrusted by the community and that it is critically important that I do the job with integrity, transparency, and accountability.