I have always been a supporter of public education, realizing how big an impact it has made in my own life. My educational and then professional success is directly tied to the public education I received here in Eugene, the special education teachers that spent years helping me learn to read, and the speech pathologists the school provided so I could learn to speak in a way that others could clearly understand.
I am a Eugene native and have lived in the Bethel community for over a decade, I am also a parent of Bethel students. I have roots in this community and an understanding of our needs. My educational background is in Economics, specifically public resources and governments, this means I understand the complicated funding and budgeting of Bethel School District. I have proven that I am a collaborative board member willing to listen to others, learn from experts and make moves that benefit Bethel students.