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Our Children Deserve Our Best

Education is the foundation for lifelong opportunity.  Public schools are the critical community resources that provide this for every child.  Effective schools require informed and committed leadership.


I have 29 years’ experience directing programs that help students find their individual potential.  As your Owen district school board representative, I will ensure that our local schools receive the full support and thoughtful guidance they deserve, especially during and after this unprecedented time of disruption.  I will listen and work cooperatively with you, your children and our community.  Together we will reach effective solutions that put our children first and build future leaders for our communities.


My Priorities for

Buncombe County Schools

Help our Students Be

Ready to Learn

  • Increase emotional and behavior supports in all of our schools

  • Develop community partnerships to meet the needs of the whole child

  • Provide early childhood education for all students

Help Our Schools Be

REady to Educate

  • Enhance recruitment, training and retention of a diverse faculty

  • Increase pay for support staff

  • Provide sufficient teaching and health and safety supplies

  • Develop an effective plan to achieve equity for all students and staff

Help our Administrators Be

ready to Lead

  • Advocate for greater autonomy for school systems to meet state requirements

  • Secure sufficient funding for all school system priorities

  • Ensure we are meeting the requirements of the Leandro Plan so that all students have access to a sound basic education


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