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“IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT.
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN BECOME IT.”
-- William Arthur Ward
“Every student can learn, just not on the
same day, or the same way.”
-- George Evans
“Education is not preparation for life;
it is life itself.”
-- John Dewey
As someone who has benefited greatly from the education I have received, I know the value of having a quality education and what it can do for a person’s life. As a result, I also believe it is important to volunteer and serve your community so that others may benefit from your experiences. Community service has been and will continue to be an honor and a privilege for me.
I have three objectives as a School Board Director:
In order to achieve these objectives, I will continue to collaborate with the North Penn staff to build on the academic progress and gains we have already made. I will research the best practices from schools across the U.S. and bring those best practices to North Penn. I will use North Penn’s long-range strategic plan, mission and vision statements, staff expertise, and common sense to ensure every decision being made is in the best interest of all stakeholders and that we continue to measure our progress against our goals.
The challenges faced by this district and all districts across the Commonwealth have become even greater in the past few years. They will continue to grow in the next several years due to the enormous pressures from pension increases, financial strain from charter schools, and rising salaries and healthcare costs. We need people with innovative ideas and with a willingness to make tough choices to control spending. I have a record of doing so as a North Penn School Board member.
If re-elected in 2017, I will use my extensive professional private sector experience to be a voice for all stakeholders. I know what it takes to be an effective member of a team. I know how to raise the bar for students and staff. I know how to meet the challenges of tomorrow. I believe my knowledge and experience will help North Penn not just meet the challenges of the future, but also continue to thrive.