Every child is unique; every child has the right to learn.

Education should not be a factory assembly line; one size does not fit all. We must identify what makes each child unique in their learning and meet them there with the resources necessary to succeed.

Fostering student achievement requires a multi-pronged approach. It starts with well-trained, qualified teachers and aides in the classroom paired with small class sizes and is followed by early identification of learning differences and identification of solutions that work.

Finally, the approach requires placing additional resources into a school when needed, adding in mental health professionals, and providing an inspiring safe, stable, in-person learning environment.

As a community, we have benefited from practices of inclusion and from our diverse population. Everything in the adult world is global; our children have the benefit of learning from a diverse group of peers and that diversity is seen in every school in our county.

As your Board of Education member, I promise to not only look at the data but listen to the teachers and ask the question, “How does this change a policy or a recommendation to ensure the best quality of education for all children?”

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