I was elected to the Board of Education in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 to represent District 1.
I am a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School, and have an Associate degree in nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from UNC Charlotte. I am an RN and work as a Certified Clinical Case Manager.
In 2003, I founded Families United for North Mecklenburg Education (FUME) and have also served on several education-related committees and the board of Charlotte Advocates for Education. I have also been an active member of my community; involved in Girl Scouts, Cub/Boy Scouts, Big Day at the Lake, Mt Zion UMC, and many other charities and civic groups.
Currently a resident of Cornelius (previously Huntersville and Charlotte), I have lived in Mecklenburg County since 1978
My greatest blessings are my three children. All 3 have spent their K-12 eduction journeys at CMS. My daughters are both graduates of North Mecklenburg High School . Both are engaged to be married in 2018 and have started their careers; one in th NC mountains, the other at the coast. My son currently attends Hough High School.
During my time on the board we have faced many challenges and also had many accomplishments. We have raised graduation rates, implemented intensive 3rd grade reading programs and the North Start Literacy Initiative. Proficiency rates have increased and the achievement gaps has narrowed in all demographic groups.
I have remained steadfast in my commitment to the children of Mecklenburg county, and my constituents of District 1.
Key areas I have focused on include:
Common sense student assignment plan:
Created educational options for students:
Business Management and Accountability:
I am seeking a 3rd term on the Board of Education. While serving on the board, we have made great progress in improving graduations rates, increasing proficiency rates and narrowing achievement gaps, but there is much work to do. My top priorities will be:
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