Over the past four years, I have worked diligently to help Columbus City Schools get it ACTS together. As a member and current vice president, I have used a common sense approach to develop and enact policy that strengthen our schools.


“We each have to do our part—and do it very well”
-James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • Hold the District accountable for properly tracking and reporting student performance and attendance;
  • Create a District surplus or “rainy day” fund that limits the need for tax levies;
  • Ensure public and private partnership organizations remain accountable to providing the best support possible to our Columbus City Schools;
  • Demand a District culture of compassion and excellence in staff and student performance

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
– Socrates

  • “Raise the Bar” for our students with more rigorous classes and homework assignments;
  • Reward our students by keeping good teachers and principals in their school buildings;
  • Increase teacher support through intercollegiate partnerships that put more graduate students in our classrooms;
  • Offer certifications, apprenticeships, service learning and/or college credit options for students through community partnerships.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
-Benjamin Franklin

  • Eliminate waste with options like “Zero Base Budgeting” the make the budget process more inclusive;
  • Create building “Impact Teams” within our schools that help parents and students become better informed, engaged and connected to their schools and local resources;
  • Establish a “School Pride Citywide” campaign that sets goals towards an A or B rating in all schools.

“For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.”
-Eleanor Everet

  • Ensure on duty police officers are assigned to District buildings to protect and educate our children;
  • Work with first-responders to implement emergency plans that address violence, natural disasters etc.;
  • Encourage student and staff activism against bullying with “Peer-to-Peer” mentoring and service projects.