The election is Tuesday, and I’m ready to see if I win or lose. Either way, Positive Connections is staying, even though the outcome may affect the direction it takes. I have visited with teachers, general voters, and Seniors. I have shared my views through FaceBook and through this wonderful venue. I hope that I have explained myself well, and that the voters will understand what I am after, and will support me in my quest. I really do believe that communication and cooperation between parents, teachers, administrators, and the board will lead to positive connections, and that will lead an already good district to be that much better. I have learned of many problems that need addressing, and many strengths that need nurturing. I know a board member is only one of 7, but that one can offer support to many and encouragement to others, and I want to be that one.
I hope to see you Tuesday – but however and wherever you do it, don’t forget to VOTE!!
Categories: School Board
Tags: community, education, elementary, High school, instructional design, introduction, politics, School Board, Special Needs, teacher, teachers
I have almost 20 years of teaching experience at the college level; I am an instructional designer and currently Coordinate a 3-person team designing and evaluating online courses; I am the mother of 3 children (10, 13, and 2), have an MA in Literature, an MS in Education Technology, and I’m working on an Ed. S. in Education Technology with a focus on Distance Education Program Management and an emphasis on ADA compliance in technology-enhanced instructional design.
I hope very much that I will be able to bring my experience and knowledge to the district in effective ways. I have always had a good working relationship with the teachers and administrators I have come into contact with, and as one of my boys has special needs, I have had a lot of contact with both – some encounters more friendly than others, but always ending on a positive note with some amount of progress being made. I would like nothing more than to use my insights as the mother of a special needs child and a young teenager, my skills and knowledge as a teacher and as an Instructional Designer and Instructional Technologist, and my energy and dedication to make our Warrensburg schools even better than they already are.