Values & Viewpoints

• Yes, I am a Caldwell County School Board (Board of Education) Candidate.
• Yes, I am registered as Unaffiliated (Independent).
• Yes, I am a Christian. A Christian Wife, A Christian Mother. Being unaffiliated doesn’t mean that I am not.
• Yes, I have Christian Values.
• Yes, I live and raise my family with those same Christian Values.
• Yes, I am running for a Nonpartisan Office.
• Yes, I have experience serving on a board. I currently serve on the state board of directors for the North Carolina Parent-Teacher Association, and I am the State Chair of Advocacy and Special Education.
• Yes, everybody elected to the school board should be making decisions based on what’s best for our children and their educators, period!
• Yes, I will always ask the tough questions, speak my mind, tell the truth, and fight for our biggest stakeholders in CCS, our children, and educators!
• Yes, I believe I have a fiscal responsibility to use our taxpayers’ hard-earned money wisely as a school board member.
• No, I do not believe in the Common Core Standards, and State mandated standardized testing.
• Yes, my parents were Old-School Southern Democrats who lived through the Depression (Born in 1934 & 1938).
• Yes, I believe that school board decisions should be free of partisan politics.
• Yes, my decisions in matters relating to our schools begin and end with what is best for our students, teachers, staff, and community,
• No, political ideology will not affect my votes. My vote will always be based on the feedback that I receive from the constituents in my community!
• Yes, my values are reflected in my belief that the government, including a county school board, should be transparent and accountable and not waste tax dollars.
• Yes, I believe equity issues affect school boundaries, funding, disciplinary policy, and educational programming opportunities.
• Yes, I will work with the current board to make school division policies more sensitive to students’ social and emotional needs. I will work to bolster our preschool and vocational programs and help our students become better prepared for various paths after graduation, whether that be straight into the workforce, serve in the military, attend 2 or 4-year college, or career as tradesmen and tradeswomen.
• Yes, I believe that partisanship can blind representatives to the merits of good policy. Many people, like me, are tired of the hyper-partisan nature of government, including the school board. I will always put our students’ educators, and staff first.
• Yes, I have a genuine interest in improving public schools and am sincere about helping local schools.
• No, I am NOT a career politician or simply climbing the ladder to a higher office.
• Yes, I believe that every child is deserving of an outstanding education, no matter what school or neighborhood
• Yes, I can make a FULL-TIME commitment to the school board and serving Caldwell County Schools and its stakeholders.
• Yes, I believe elected officials should be effective policymakers and craft solutions instead of blaming other governmental bodies or offering empty promises. I will always put students and educators first.
• Yes, I believe that voters need to be informed about each candidate and that each candidate running for the school board should be transparent in answering direct questions. We should be able to provide answers to the voters about our platforms. I believe that voters should vote in alignment with their own beliefs that are in the best interest of their families, rather than solely upon political affiliations.
• Yes, I believe parents have a right to choose which type of education their child receives.
• Yes, I believe that home school, private school, and public schools all have a place in education.
• No, school governance, in particular, should not be tangled with party politics.
• Yes, I have self-funded my entire campaign, because I believe in the importance of running an ethical campaign free of financial influence and wish to convey how serious my commitment is to running for school board.
• Yes, I personally put out 95 % of my campaign signs because I believe that as a candidate, I should put in the hard work, sweat, and time from the ground up.
• Yes, I believe in accountability across the board. The school board should be accountability driven and focused on policies to improve student achievement.
• Yes, I believe a school board and its members have a responsibility to develop a collaborative relationship with staff and the community to establish a strong communications structure that will inform and engage both our internal and external stakeholders when setting and achieving our district goals.
• Yes, I believe in fiercely standing up for fair treatment of students, educators, and staff.
• Yes, I stand firm that voters must vote for people whose only agenda is the interests of the children and education in Caldwell County.
• Yes, I think that to be a useful and effective school board, we have to align and sustain resources, such as professional development, to meet district goals.
Yes! I believe that our children are the biggest priority; they are our future parents, educators, and community leaders.