Community Engagement Teachers, parents and children should feel comfortable contacting the school board. District three needs a board member that has the leadership skills to listen to the needs of the community and voice those needs as an advocate for the children. Christy has the diplomatic skill set needed to champion our district’s needs respectfully but assertively. She will lead the charge to bring our school board's focus back on supporting our children's academic success.
"We need to repair relationships between the board, superintendent and community. Until this is done, we cannot be successful at any of our other priorities.
In business we have something called "High Performing Teams". What you will never find on these teams are 12 carbon copies of the same individual. Instead you will find 12 very unique personalities and 12 very diverse skill sets. The school board today is not a high performing team. My professional background is managing technology based solutions for a sales team. I lead a team all the way from discovering a problem, coming up with the best solution, developing and deploying that solution. I have been successful at this because I know how to steer a team of individuals, who at many times have conflicting opinions, in the same direction and following one common goal.
I am already taking efforts to bring down the us vs them walls currently existing on the board by engaging all of the current board members. I have already begun having conversations with some of them on what they feel can be done to repair this.
I feel a lot of the community would be more involved if they knew how to, and I will provide the tools for them to do that be it through newsletters, monthly town hall meetings, social media outlets, and active communication with local PTOs and parent groups. We do not have that currently for district 3."
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