Academic Excellence
My objective is to provide students and teachers with the necessary resources to thrive in an environment that values excellence in education. I firmly believe in addressing the specific needs of EVERY child, meeting them where they are, including those in Special Education, English as a Second Language, Gifted programs, and all those in between
Safety in Schools
I believe safety is the number one responsibility of the School Board. It is imperative that our students, teachers, and staff feel secure in their learning environment.
Parental Rights
I will uphold and protect the rights of parents to actively participate in their child's educational journey, including the right to make informed decisions regarding curriculum, school policies, and extracurricular activities.
Student Guidance
I will establish policies and programs that cater to students' aspirations of pursuing higher education or vocational training. Guidance counselors must be well-equipped to assist students with college applications, campus visits, and networking opportunities.

I am running for the school board because I believe it is time to bring common sense back to the decision-making processes and policy-making in our education system. Over the years, I have witnessed a shift away from practicality and logic, which has resulted in ineffective and inefficient practices across many issues.

I am committed to restoring rationality and sound judgment to the forefront of our educational policies, to the safety measures affecting our students and staff, and to the transparency and accountability the School Board and administration have with parents and the community.

I have witnessed the negative impact of the current School Board’s focus on divisive ideologies, rather than on providing a robust and inclusive education. Inspired by a teacher friend’s experiences, I decided to enter the race to bring about change in leadership.

Commonsense, Responsibility, and Transparency is the Joe Smith pledge.

I am running for the school board because I believe it is time to bring common sense back to the decision-making processes and policy-making in our education system. Over the years, I have witnessed a shift away from practicality and logic, which has resulted in ineffective and inefficient practices across many issues.

I am committed to restoring rationality and sound judgment to the forefront of our educational policies, to the safety measures affecting our students and staff, and to the transparency and accountability the School Board and administration have with parents and the community.

I have witnessed the negative impact of the current School Board’s focus on divisive ideologies, rather than on providing a robust and inclusive education. Inspired by a teacher friend’s experiences, I decided to enter the race to bring about change in leadership.

Commonsense, Responsibility, and Transparency is the Joe Smith pledge.

My priority is to restore our schools as institutions that prioritize rigorous academics and top-flight teachers, where meritocracy is valued, and respect for one another is fostered. A robust education system, where students are held accountable, is crucial for the prosperity of our community and country. My objective is to provide students and teachers with the necessary resources to thrive in an environment that values excellence in education. I firmly believe in addressing the specific needs of EVERY child, meeting them where they are, including those in Special Education, English as a Second Language, Gifted programs, and all those in between. When it comes to policymaking, I will advocate for measures that strengthen academic excellence instead of undermining it and work to knock down barriers to equal opportunity.

I believe safety is the number one responsibility of the School Board. It is imperative that our students, teachers, and staff feel secure in their learning environment. The school administration bears the responsibility of taking proactive measures, promoting transparency, and being accountable for creating and upholding a safe school environment. I am dedicated to working towards this goal, ensuring that safety becomes a top priority in our schools and SROs are placed in EVERY school.

I firmly believe parents play an essential role in their child's education. I will uphold and protect the rights of parents to actively participate in their child's educational journey, including the right to make informed decisions regarding curriculum, school policies, and extracurricular activities. I will ensure transparency and open communication between the school board, parents, and the community, providing regular updates, seeking input, and actively listening to concerns and suggestions. I will support parental involvement in school governance through parent-teacher associations and other avenues, fostering a strong partnership between families and schools

I will establish policies and programs that cater to students' aspirations of pursuing higher education or vocational training. Guidance counselors must be well-equipped to assist students with college applications, campus visits, and networking opportunities. By providing comprehensive support in these areas, we can empower students to make informed decisions about their future and increase their chances of achieving their desired educational and career goals.

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Academic Excellence
Ensuring that rigorous academics take center stage will be one of my top priorities. I will tackle the issues of learning loss, lower standardized test scores and modified grading policies that are damaging to our children’s progress and serve as a roadblock to college acceptance.
Safety in Schools
I am acutely aware of the critical role safety plays in schools. Our students, teachers and staff deserve to feel secure in their learning environment. It is the responsibility of the school administration to be pro-active, transparent, and accountable in creating and maintaining a safe school environment. I am committed to working towards this goal and ensuring safety remains a top priority in our schools.
Parental Rights
I agree with the experts in education who say that parental involvement is crucial for achieving the best educational outcomes for children, especially in public schools.
When teachers, administrators, and School Boards recognize the rights of parents and collaborate with them to educate their children, they can help their students succeed. The key to success lies in working with parents as partners rather than against them.
Teacher Support
My aim is to ensure that teachers are not only heard but also feel supported, allowing them to focus on teaching as their top priority. It is my duty to represent the voices of both the students and teachers, and I approach this responsibility with great seriousness. Knowledge and education are the basis for all things that can be accomplished in life. Teachers provide the power of education to today's youth, thereby giving them the possibility for a better future.
Tax Dollar Prudence
The tax payors of Broad Run work hard for their money and they want to know that whether they have children in LCPS or not their tax dollars are being used judiciously. I commit to taking a hard look at the LCPS budget each year and make sure the money is being used wisely and efficiently and that the priority is based in the classroom.
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