“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
The above quote has been on a poster on my classroom walls since I began teaching. In order for our democracy to be successful, it is imperative we have a quality education system. However, Colorado consistently ranks lowest in comparison to other states when it comes to supporting education, so much so that teachers in Colorado are struggling to afford to live in our beautiful state, leading to unfilled teaching positions especially in our rural communities. The teachers that do manage to stay in Colorado are immensely hard-working and extremely supportive of students. That is why it is so crucial for the legislators at the State Capitol to support Colorado’s students and teachers, especially in rural districts.
Utilize my perspective as a high school teacher and my Master’s degree in Leadership in Educational Organizations to advocate for educational policy that promotes a quality education system.
Work to invest in a strong education system.
Increase access to mental health resources in Colorado schools.
Prioritize public school funding.
Mitigate the educational workforce shortage.
Promote access to affordable early childhood education.
Represent constituents and stakeholders invested in education.