Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?
My family moved to the Elmbrook community for our exceptional public schools. As a property taxpayer, I understand the value our strong public schools add to our community and property values. Our public schools are the heart and soul of this community and contribute to its strength. Elmbrook gave my children the foundation to be highly successful and I will work to ensure that all children have the same opportunity mine enjoyed.
What personal philosophies and experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?
I bring 33 years of experience in education, in both private and public schools. As a parent, community member and former Elmbrook educator, I have worked closely with students, parents, staff, administrators and School Board members, serving on District committees and providing guidance to School Board committees. I have earned the trust, confidence and respect of many different stakeholders. The role of a Board member is to allocate resources and set policy. My broad educational experience, critical thinking skills and detail oriented approach will allow me to prioritize and make wise, fiscally responsible decisions that will result in improved student learning outcomes.
Family: Two children: Both graduates of Brookfield Central (2010 and 2012) who also attended WHMS and Hillside District Resident: 20 years Education: M.S. from UW-Milwaukee, Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Emphasis (1997); B.S. from UW-Oshkosh, Mathematics, Physics, Secondary Education (1987) Recent awards/recognition: Served on the following Elmbrook School District Committees: Strategic Compensation, Post-Retirement Benefits Committee, Calendar Committee, Handbook Committee and the Facility Planning Task Force Profession: Mathematics Teacher, Hamilton High School, Hamilton School District