Howdy & thanks for stopping by! I am parent to an imaginative 4 year old and music educator of more than 17 years. I have extensive experience in education, having worked as a children's choir director, musical theatre instructor, classroom music teacher, substitute teacher, and private instructor. I currently run a private music studio and also work in quality assurance for Decision Analyst. I'm a busy gal and I thrive on the challenges of maintaining high performance in dual careers.
As a single mom, I am familiar with the educational needs of everyday families, especially needs highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This past year has been difficult for working families and it's important that helpful family supports through the school system continue, even after the pandemic ends. I bring diverse life experiences and a fresh perspective as a candidate for HEB ISD School Board Place 5.
My educational passions include keeping the free breakfast and lunch programs for all students in the district, social emotional supports in every class and grade level, and tangible teacher supports and improving recognition for outstanding educators within the district.
Due to the pandemic, teachers have taken on more than ever before. Burnout in the profession is at an all-time high and many educators are expediting their retirement plans or leaving the profession altogether.
As an experienced music educator, I will be an outspoken voice for what classroom teachers in the district truly need to reach their full potential and to maximize student engagement and success.
As the parent of a young child, I will be a strong voice for the diverse needs of families in HEB ISD. Families need the partnership of strong schools, and I will make sure HEB stays focused on building a sound future.