District: Keppel Union
Position Seeking: Governing Board Member
Question 1: Please share a meaningful experience you had with art (visual, dance, drama, music, media arts) while growing up.
I remember having art in High School. I remember learning how to draw a picture then paint it. 40 years later I still have that picture. We did papier-mache I made a viking ship Because of my joy in art class throughout my years I have enjoyed working with many crafts with family and friends. I was fortunate to have seen my daughter to receive some art in elementary school. At 17 now in High School she has become an okay artist. Only if our elementary schools could do more how better our children could be before High School.
Question 2: What kind of creative solutions would you suggest to support student outcomes such as English language development, closing the achievement gap, and preparation for college and/or meaningful careers?
Because of the Common Core now being implemented in our schools. Teachers have the ability to use different forms of art to help our student to visualize their lessons. Thee are so many ways teachers can have students look at pictures, draw pictures, build object , create from their imaginations. All of these can help students with their academics and get them ready for future careers.
Question 3: What do you think should be the role of the School Board in ensuring that students have access to a broad range of study?
As students start out out in elementary school they don’t know what field of careers they won’t to go into. If starting out in elementary school giving a students the opportunity to experience different programs such as academics, sports, art, science, music. Our children can have a chance to see and find something that excites them. Helps them to wont to stay in school, to learn about the world. Not just their back yard. As a board member I can help to give this excitement to our students.
Question 4: In light of the Local Control Funding Formula and development of district Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), what are your creative solutions for achieving goals in the eight priority areas?
Talking to our students, parents, staff and our community members. Finding out what is important to them. Then bring all this back to the board to discuss the importance of what everyone wants to help better our children’s education. then to hold fast to what everyone wants. With the board members we can prioritizes and set about making those things happen.