Our public schools are more than a place where kids take tests. They are part of what ties our communities together and shapes our children’s lives. The district is stronger when teachers, staff, and families collaborate.
No matter what we look like, where we live, or what’s in our wallets, most of us want our public schools to inspire imagination, cultivate critical thinking, and ensure our children can live fulfilling lives. But certain politicians try to divide us, turn around and point the finger at families of color.
We believe that our families and neighborhoods are stronger, safer, and healthier when we come together to overcome shared challenges and develop collective solutions. As a mom, I rallied with the community to ensure safety for our children, teachers, and staff as we faced unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic. But, even as the most dangerous phase of this pandemic is in the rear-view mirror, we must grapple with learning loss and the social and emotional impacts on our students.
As a Pasadena Unified School Board Member, I will:
Help promote a safe working environment for staff and teachers.
Support efforts to address changes with the urgency that is required.
Promote access to mental-health resources for our students.
Take the responsibility of the office seriously and not avoid decisions even when they are tough.