Thank you, Frederick County!
The vast amount of bipartisan support and votes has been truly humbling.
The voters’ message was clear: Stop the over-testing, restore local control and parents’ rights. Restore joy to learning and teaching. It’s time to get politicians and bureaucrats out of education.
I am not campaigning on rhetoric and talking points to win votes. I will always be honest and transparent. Together, we can restore the joy-filled elementary classrooms and challenge all our students with meaningful math, language arts, science and social studies, while offering a full body of enrichment classes.
We cannot test any of our students, especially our special needs, underprivileged and English language learners into success. We need targeted learning and assessments by the teachers who see and know them.
We can only do this with the majority of Frederick County behind us. Our Board of Education needs to know we want our schools back and we won’t settle for anything less.
We have a long summer ahead of us and there is much work to be done.
To me, people are not “stakeholders.” They are my neighbors, my friends and my community. Education is local and personal.
See you on the campaign trail and please remember: Early voting starts Oct. 27 and ends Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The general election is on Nov. 8.