I am excited to finally let you all know that I will be launching my campaign for the Fairfax County School Board at-large.
As you all know, there are many changes occurring in our country. There is no doubt that these changes affect our county and affect our communities. They affect our families and shape the very ways we perceive each other.
As someone who has experienced both the best and most challenging of what our nation offers and for whom Fairfax County Public Schools did so much as a child, I want our school system to bring its beautiful promise to every child and family in our community. I want to work towards ensuring that students and staff members can live up to their potentials in the ways that every human being inherently deserves. I want them to thrive no matter their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, linguistic background, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, or familial structure. I envision Fairfax to be a home where the smiles and giggles of children foreshadow the bright futures they have ahead because they have a fair chance to succeed here.
I am running to build on the great work of our previous School Board members because the realities in our community suggest an urgency to prioritize this equity lens. I hope to promote a targeted universalism approach whereby our work is not done until we have served even our most vulnerable students—those in areas of the county where funding patterns correlate with family ability. We can set a standard for active public service whereby initiative is taken to address county challenges and missing community input is sought. We can utilize thorough data analyses to examine inclusion practices along the aforementioned categories and facilitate mental health services for students. We can reconsider creative fiscal possibilities by expanding corporate and community partnerships and utilizing technology to help fund under-supported yet critical needs like special education and work towards teacher compensation that more accurately resembles our values.
Join me in this conversation. I want to hear your stories and concerns.