Last summer, a group of educators approached me asking me to run for School Board. I discussed it with my family, other retired educators, and community leaders and came to the conclusion that I should run. Here's why: Both my sons graduated from Atlantic High School only three years apart, but they had very different experiences. Nearly a quarter of the faculty left over a two year span. These are good teachers, many of whom went to other districts. They taught AP classes, coached sports, supported extracurricular activities, and directed various education programs at the school.
This isn't something isolated to Atlantic, but a cultural problem in all of Volusia County. When educators are underpaid and aren't supported in the classroom, we are going to lose many of the best available to nearby districts that pay better and give them the support they need in the classroom. When we lose good teachers, our kids lose out.
I am running for School Board because it is time we put our children first, restore accountability in the district, and keep our students and educational professionals safe. I will bring my expertise running a multi-million dollar a year budget, leading a team of professionals, and my involvement in the classroom to the School Board so our School District becomes the model for the state.
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