As an educator, I understand the importance of teachers, standards, curricula, assessments and what contributes to a quality education. I believe in parents as a child’s first teacher, who know what will best meet their individual needs. As a dean of education in Colorado, I advocate for what works.
I believe in the power of education to change the destiny of an individual and a nation. I started out teaching special education in Douglas County and have worked for quality education ever since. What students learn in the classroom today become policies of the government tomorrow, so it matters.
This issue is not related to the work of the CO State Board of Education.
Beliefs influence decision-making. The work of the CSBoE is mostly about implementation/interpretation of education law.
I would be the only businessman on the board. I have hired and fired people from education systems from across the world. I have worked with our education system and I am pro-teaching critical thinking skills to our youth. I bring a rounded perspective as to what businesses are looking for in future employees.
I care about our kids and grand kids. For over 30 years, it has been my ongoing passion to improve our youth through education. Our children are not political pawns, but the future, and they deserve the best opportunities to become critical thinkers and to succeed in a global economy.
This question is not clear to me. Parents should have the choice as to what their kids are taught.
I support public support of charter schools.
I oppose funding anything that breaks current law. We are a nation of laws.
I believe it is wrong to make a person do something opposed to their religious beliefs.
In addition to being an involved parent in my local school and district, I’m the former owner and CEO of a private chain of language schools in Japan. As a parent to a child with disabilities, I know how to work with a team to overcome seemingly impossible challenges.
I’m a parent with school age children. I volunteer weekly in my church and children’s school. I advocate for my son with autism and all diverse learners. I believe parents should have a strong voice in our state’s educational system. Colorado needs less testing and more respect for professional educators.