I would be honored to have the opportunity to serve as the WSSDA Vice President. I feel that I have the experience and energy to assist WSSDA, as well as every Director, in their efforts to excel and make their school district the best it can be.
I was born and raised in Quincy, Washington. My daughter graduated from Quincy High School this June, will be off to BYU in Provo, Utah, in September.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University in mathematics and a Master of Business Administration. I have worked for Grant County Public Utility District in Ephrata, WA since 2003, and am currently the Reliability and Compliance Acting Manager.
I was first elected to the Quincy School Board in 2011, and have served as the President, Vice President and the Legislative Representative.
Prior to being elected to WSSDA Board of Directors two years ago, I spent two years on the WSSDA Legislative Committee. I am currently on the Bylaw and Policy Review Committee and have spent three years on the Positions Streamlining Committee.
I have been very active in education by participating in various work groups, including:
- OSPI’s Social Emotional and Learning Indicator Workgroup
- K-12 Washington State Learning Standards for Social Studies
- OSPI’s Dual Language Task Force
- WA State Education Opportunity Gap and Oversight Accountability Committee (EOGOAC)
- Migrant Education Program State Advisory Committee
- Race and Ethnicity Student Data Task Force
I have been appointed by the Washington state governor as a commissioner on the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. I played an integral role in helping to pass Substitute House Bill 1445, concerning dual language in early learning and K-12 education. This bill contains a Recruiting Washington Teachers Program, which Quincy and Pasco School Districts are currently implementing.
While WSSDA has a highly capable leadership team that continues to improve our association, I believe that my skills and experience will contribute to the leadership team and make WSSDA even better than it is today.
I hope that if elected as the Vice President I can encourage every director to reach their potential.