I am running for re-election to the WBLAS School Board.
I want to use my experience as a WBLAS District 624 educator, community member and parent since the 1970s, and give back to the district I love. I began working as a library media specialist at Lakeaires Elementary, taught high school German and was the library media specialist at North Campus for over thirty years. I have been a member of the WBLAS School Board since 2016.
My education at the University of Minnesota includes a BS in Education (German, Spanish), MA in Library Science and PhD in Curriculum and Instructional systems (1999).
My son, Kyle (class of 1993) and daughter, Brooke (class of 1997) are WBLAS graduates.
My volunteer activities include: Board Member Korean Cultural Association (a nonprofit supporting cultural heritage events and activities for international adoptees and the community); international visitor host; volunteer parent and educator in WBLAS for a wide variety of student activities, fundraisers, Bond and Levy campaigns.
I dream of a community where all district residents and community partners are engaged in the education of our children; each student is the primary agent in their learning; diversity is respected, welcomed and celebrated; social equity is championed and our learning environments ensure the academic, social and emotional growth of all of our students. I support the mission and promise of our district strategic plan, and applaud the work of hundreds of community members who collaborated to develop the plan.
I was elected to the WBLAS School Board in 2016 and I would like to continue serving our students and school community as a board member. Thank you for your consideration!