Public schools unite us. Quality public education contributes to a strong community. The best way to achieve that is through cooperation between parents, staff, and the board. It is my hope that I can help strengthen the board with my professional experiences. My work in the non-profit world, where budgets are always tight, has taught me the importance of creative problem-solving and squeezing the most value out of limited resources. My work will be by bridging the concern of parents and teachers to build better outcomes.