An Advocate For Excellence
Quality Education - Quality Employees - Quality Experience
"I come from a proud family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to improve our schools, hire quality teachers and reduce high school drop out rate. I will advocate for partnership with parents, schools and the our community.
Expand Early Childhood Education
The State of Georgia provides universal Pre-K through its program with Georgia Lottery. I will work diligently to expand the further utilization of the Georgia Lottery Pre-K program to ensure the success of our children and their future.
Open communication between the school district, staff and parents is vital to the success of our schools.
Develop and implement Parent and Community Engagement plan district wide to help support Atlanta Public Schools.
Reduce the High School Dropout Rate
We must increase graduation rates by ensuring our students are not "passed" along year-to-year into high school without the necessary skills. I will collaborate with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to further the mission of reducing the dropout rate by meeting the needs of youth in at-risk situations, including students with disabilities.
Great Teachers and Leaders for Every School
Research shows that the single most important factor in a student's success is the quality of his or her teacher. I will work with the superintendent to pass budgets to ensure our tax dollars are used to attract and retain the very best teachers and school leaders.