Thank you for your steadfast belief in me, your kind endorsements, generous donations, glowing letters to the editor and just in time coffee runs! I am grateful to each of you for our deep conversations, problem solving sessions and honest dialogues. Your passion for the children of our community is a driving force that contributes to excellence in education in LWSD.
I am extremely grateful for the thousands of hours of volunteering our community has invested in our public schools. I appreciate continued community support of ballot measures that provide our children with the necessary technology, programs and space to learn and thrive in a global economy.
Thanks to the combined efforts of kids, parents, LWSD staff and community, the following have been accomplished over the past four years:
- Graduation rate increased to 94.4%
- 1:1 laptop ratio for students funded
- 44 new brick and mortar classrooms added (in past two years)
- 4th Meritorious Budget Award earned
- New pathways to graduation incorporated
- Fully inclusive preschool program launched
- Academy for Creating Excellence started
- Diversity in hiring increased
- Department of Equity and Family Engagement created
- 24/7 tech support for families & staff implemented
- Partnered w/ 13 orgs to provide mental health services
- Began Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
- Increased advanced course offerings
- Initiated Positive Behavior Intervention
- Established an online school
- Staffed onsite public health response with LWSD employees
- Provided Vaccine clinics on school sites
- PCR testing opened on 4 school campuses
- Received 2021 Board of Distinction award
I remain grateful to students who continue to inspire me with their critical thinking, creative presentations, accomplishments, achievements, and advocacy. I can’t wait to see what they do next!
This website will continue to be centered on kids and education as I hone my focus on student mental wellness & academic supports, equity in communication & achievement, and the prevention of substance abuse. Stay tuned!
As I bring my thankfulness to a close, I invite you to join me in support of incoming board member, Leah Choi. I had the pleasure of spending many hours with Leah at the WSSDA conference and feel she is a great addition to the LWSD Board of Directors!
Best wishes to all for good health and happiness.
Never stop learning,