Mike will work with the Board to define a clear vision of learning and well-being for all students, monitor student growth in every aspect of their development, and fully fund the local needs of each school.
LEARNING AND WELL-BEING
“STUDENTS ARE MORE THAN TEST SCORES”
For students to thrive in the future,
they need to learn life skills, complex problem solving, and citizenship, along with academics.
Teachers need the time and the support to practice the ART of teaching along with the SCIENCE of teaching by using their professional know-how to unlock
each student’s individual interests and passions.
EVERY SCHOOL CAN BE GREAT
“CELEBRATE THE STRENGTHS OF EACH SCHOOL”
Every school can offer a comprehensive,
meaningful learning experience
designed to help each student grow socially, emotionally, physically, and academically.
Effective leadership, qualified, dedicated teachers and support staff, and involved families are the core ingredients to a caring, successful environment for students.
FAIR AND EQUITABLE RESOURCES
“PRIORITIZE TAX DOLLARS TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL”
Every school should have adequate resources for the arts, mental health and social-emotional supports, technology,
extra-curriculars, and community outreach, in addition to academics. Central supports and outside services must be budgeted primarily to meet the individual school’s identified needs. School size should not limit a school's
ability to provide high levels of school quality.