I recently declared my Write-in campaign as candidate for Caldwell/West Caldwell Board of Education. I have gained a tremendous amount of support from parents for busing along hazardous roads. I am advocating for all children, not just mine. This is a district wide concern and I want all children to have a safe route to school. I as a parent and a hopeful board member promise to continue to be the voice for our children.
Designating hazardous routes for the district is not my only concern. I would like to see more continuing education opportunities for school staff with regards to special education. Students with disabilities make up 13% of the public school population (Will. M, Dec 2018, Edweek.org). These children are in general education classrooms, but are still in need of personalized education. If classrooms become overcrowded it will be even more difficult for children with special needs to get the attention that they require. Overcrowding is a definite and growing concern as Chris Elko points out in his campaign and is one we as a district must look to resolve.
I am a mother of four children under the age of 11. They and my husband are my whole world. We chose to live in West Caldwell mainly for the school system. Wilson School is our home school, and I love it for so many reasons. The families are friendly and I can't say enough good things about the staff and teachers. I believe as a Board Member, we advocate for the teachers, staff, and parents as well. We are all one community, who at the end of the day want what is best for our children.
If you write my name in on November 5, I promise to listen to your concerns and not to ignore them. I will be vocal on your behalf and advocate for the children in this district. The Board and Superintendent work as a team and I want to be a part of that team. I experienced working with them from the outside, and now I want to make it official. If your write my name in, you will have an advocate on your side.