I am a teacher with 16 years of experience in public, private, and online schools who is hearing the current concerns of the parents in the district. I have a unique perspective and want to bring this experience to Chardon Local School District. My two stepchildren are in the district and I share the same experiences as the other parents. With my experience as an educator and a step-parent, I believe this will allow me to provide a voice on the board.
Long bus routes and traffic congestion at the schools is a common concern among parents… and me too! I will work to help improve the busing and school traffic patterns.
Our best and brightest students lost their gifted program in the elementary school. These same children do not have a dedicated program in the middle school. I will work to help build programs to meet the needs of these children.
Identifying those children who need a little extra help
Parents face stress when their child is diagnosed or suspected to have a learning disability or other special need. I would like to work on making the process of identification, testing, and educational plan implementation easier on the parents.