Thank you for your trust and continued support as shown by my 2022 re-election. I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in several key areas during my time on the Kirkwood School Board, such as:
Safety: (1) Improved lighting, crosswalks, and entryway security and accessibility; (2) Implemented Covid-related policies that responsibly minimized in-school transmission.
Community: (1) supported annual reductions in tax rates, bringing Kirkwood’s residential tax rate down nearly 20%, and to a generational low; (2) protected prevailing wage to support workers in our community; (3) increased salaries for teachers and staff, with a focus on those earning the least, including implementing a $15/hour minimum wage; and (4) purchased the historic Turner Building, which will serve as the new district administrative offices and provide lease income through private/public partnerships.
Excellence: (1) provided students with more opportunities for live and quality virtual instruction during Covid than many neighboring districts; (2) through Prop R, ensured the construction of appropriate learning spaces for all students; and (3) managed resources that have resulted in academic improvements such that most grades are meeting our high goals for student performance, exceeding pre-pandemic academic performance, or both.