I seek re-election to the Appleton School Board because I want to help prepare our students for their future.
Upon graduation, they will enter a world full of opportunity and risk. With the support of family, teachers, and the larger community, every student can succeed academically, socially and emotionally.
I want our schools to lead this effort.
I believe that different children learn differently. My son and daughter received an excellent education in the Appleton Area School District. But the results were very different. My daughter achieved excellent grades and built healthy relationships with other students. My son struggled. By 6th grade, it was clear that his classmates were maturing at a faster rate than he. By 8th grade, his friends had moved on and he was eating lunch alone in the school cafeteria.
I want every kid to graduate, prepared for the future. Those who struggle may need special assistance and I want them to receive it.