I believe in elevating public education, and I believe in Poway Unified schools. Every student deserves the opportunity to achieve their personal best. That requires a school board focused—first and foremost—on student learning and the district’s diverse needs. I’m passionate about upholding public trust and the district’s reputation, never losing sight of the children and families counting on us. If elected, I will conduct the district’s business with integrity, with transparency, and with every student in mind.
As a longtime contributor and supporter of Poway Unified schools, I am deeply disheartened by the ongoing discord within PUSD’s leadership. Not only does it detract from important conversations about student learning, it has become a public embarrassment that has damaged PUSD’s reputation, affects our ability to hire good teachers, and can hurt our property values. I will end that.