How do your background and skills prepare you to become a member of the State Board of Education?
There are three main areas that have prepared me to become a member of the State Board of Education.
Teacher- I have spent 29 years in the classroom, at both the junior high and high school level. This has given me a rich educational background, but even more importantly the desire to improve my craft has kept me energized and willing to grow and change.
AAPAC- Over the past 2 years I have also had the opportunity to impact the broader educational community by serving on AAPAC at the Utah State Board of Education. AAPAC is an acronym for Assessment and Accountability Policy Advisory Committee. AAPAC is an advisory body that provides recommendations to the State Board regarding the various state assessments. I will address this topic more thoroughly more in a later question.
Community- I have had the opportunity to serve on the South Ogden City Council. This has provided me an opportunity to grow in my ability to seek feedback from stakeholders and be an effective consensus builder. Most importantly, I have developed my skill as a bridge builder between opposing viewpoints by learning to listen to and build connections with people.
Posted on 29 May 2020, 22:51 - Category: Political Viewpoints