1) Why did you decide to run for a seat on the Farmington School Board?
2) What professional and personal attributes would you bring as a board member?
3) What specific areas of curriculum, from kindergarten through high school, can be improved upon?
4) How important a role do the state MCA tests play in pinpointing students’ progress and areas of low performance, and do you think these scores are a report card on how the district is teaching its students?
5) What are the greatest challenges the Farmington School District will face as it approaches the next four years or a term for a school board member?
1) I wanted to step up and take part in the community education process. As a candidate for the Farmington school board. My top priority is to ensure that spending for education is focused on the classroom and the needs of the teachers to educate the students.
2) I have bachelor’s of science degree in education from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. I have three kids in the Farmington school district at all different levels, eleventh, eighth and fifth grades. Overall, with my career and volunteering, I feel that I work really well with people to create common ground to achieve a goal.
3) I think at this time the school district needs to look at put more resources in the class room and not making changes to the curriculum.
4) The role of standardized assessments should be used as a guideline to determine areas of improvement for student achievement, ongoing improvement in curriculum, and teaching methods.
5) Some of the biggest challenges in the near future are the opening of the new schools and the realignment of the bounders for the elementary schools.