News-Herald Election QuestionnaireCompleted:
22 September 2013
Member, Mayfield Board of Education
Date of birth:
10 April 1986
Place of birth:
758 Cheriton Drive, Highland Heights, OH, 44143
Length of residence in that community:
High school mathematics teacher
Elected office experience:
Member, Mayfield Board of Education, 2010
Mayfield High School, 2004Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, 2008Kent State University, Master of Library and Information Science, 2009John Carroll University, Master of Education, 2012
Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like to change, address, improve, or further
research, and how specifically would you go about it?
First, I want to continue to improve the quality of education that our students receive. This means agreat number of things: continue to support professional development for our staff, prepare for the nextgeneration of state assessments, expand opportunities in career-based education, etc.Second,
I’d like to continue Mayfield’s practice of addressing the whole student.
With the PATHSprogram (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies), Mayfield is already helping students developemotional intelligence and the skills to resolve conflicts. We must continue to find innovative programslike PATHS that can prepare our students for their futures.Third, I want to continue the great work the District has been doing with the Mayfield TeacherEvaluation System (MTES). The goal must be to use the evaluation to improve the education of ourstudents. MTES will play a major role in improving the quality of instruction for all students.
Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
First, with all of the changes coming from the state (principal and teacher evaluations, Third GradeReading Guarantee, Ohio New Learning Standards), Board members must be able to thoroughlyconsider the issues associated with these changes. T
he experience I’ve ga
ined on the Board over thepast four years allows me to do exactly that.