Reason #12: Responsibility and Leadership of our students. I would love to support a concerted effort to help all of our students learn responsibility and leadership from preschool through graduation.
Reason #11: Opportunities to Think Outside the Box. I would love our board to support staff in shooting for things they think are best for kids. For example, this could include looking at our elementary schools and deciding whether we would like to offer special programming at different schools.
Reason #10: Arts. Our students have a tremendous opportunity to participate in the arts, whether music, theater, or a number of different art classes. I want to make sure these programs continue in their integrity and that students can continue to express themselves through art.
Reason #9: Athletics. I recognize the value our students receive when they participate in sports. I would like to encourage this to continue, and I would also like to see more opportunities for students who love to play but do not make the team.
Reason #8: Academics. I want to support our wonderful programs and support our staff in thinking outside the box to consider what our students need to be even more successful in the 21st Century.
Reason #7: Increased Community Partnerships. We have incredible expertise in the St. Croix Valley. I would love to see us capitalize more on our businesses and organizations in a way that will benefit our students. We also have a community of retired persons who can be a tremendous asset in our classrooms and for special events. I would love to create intentional relationships with them.
Reason #6: Customer Service. I am a stickler for great customer service and am known to let people know when I have received great customer service. I believe if we focus on customer service, we will see even greater satisfaction among current families and will then see more families enrolling their students in our schools.
Reason #5: Fiscal Responsibility. It is my desire to have our finances in the best order possible so that we can deliver the best education possible in a way the taxpayers can support.
Reason #4: Accountability. I recognize that as a board member I am accountable to the community for every decision I make. I want to increase our transparency so the community understands how we make decisions and so that they can keep us accountable. I want to ensure that all our processes are done with this in mind.
Reason #3: Our Excellent Staff. Our students are incredibly fortunate to have the educated, awesome staff we have. I want to support their work.
Reason #2: Community: We have a wonderful community with so much to give to our schools. They deserve that we do the best we can with their taxpayer dollars and their children.
Reason #1: Our Students. We have amazing students who can do amazing things. I want to make sure we are making decisions to help them become their best.