Our state faces many tough choices. As a teacher, I know our schools desperately need support to provide the best education to our children, wages have stagnated and we need more living wage jobs, small businesses need support to compete in the 21st century economy, we must take action to protect our environment from the ravages of climate change. We need leaders who care about our needs. I am the advocate who will make sure every child in our state gets a high quality education. I will fight for workers and help Washington grow.
I have experienced working with diverse populations within my community. I work with all stakeholders to build coalitions between the school, administration, and community. I have diffused tensions in situations with parents/ students/ staff, know what hard work is, and I'm not afraid to stand up for the marginalized. I understand the needs of the district as someone with student loans/ taxpayer/ educator/ coach, and I listen to the community.