Position sought: Pine-Richland school director
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Family: Husband; three children
Education: Bachelor of science in nursing, masters of science in nursing
Related experience: Have served on the Pine-Richland School Board for the past three-and-a-half years as the chairwoman of the academic achievement committee, the legislative liaison to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and a member of the National School Boards Association federal relations network for the Fourth Congressional District.
In addition to being a clinical educator in my current professional position, I have held several administrative, management and marketing positions in health care with responsibility for personnel, budget, policy and operations.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I am invested in my community and believe that education should be controlled at a local level.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? We pay real estate taxes to primarily fund public education, and our tax dollars should be spent getting the highest level of education at the most efficient cost. I think it is essential to encourage individual taxpayers to be aware of legislative issues at the local, state and national level, and to use their voice to be represented.
What sets you apart from other candidates? I have several years of experience as a member of the school board and a proven record of dedicated service in knowing the issues and doing my homework.
What's your favorite thing about the school district? This community has a strong sense of parent involvement and volunteer spirit. I think that makes a great difference in the achievement of each student and the district as a whole.
What is the biggest problem facing the school district? It is time to revisit our strategic plan, which ends in 2012. We have a very personal approach to education in our district, and we need to refine our strategic goals to preserve the quality of education while incorporating the realities of the federal, state and local influences on our ability to deliver. This will require committed creativity on the part of the entire district/community.