In the Cherry Creek School District, we know what it means to value students and educators, and we have led the way in Colorado as an example of how a school district should serve its community. I am running for the Board of Education to help continue the great work at CCSD and expand opportunities for our students.
At an early age, I learned about injustice, and the many different forms it takes. My parents’ life-savings disappeared in an instant, in a Ponzi scheme. During those moments, I saw my parents struggle and felt their emotional and psychological pain. I promised myself I would make a difference.
I worked hard and paid my way through law school. During law school, I also volunteered for the Legal Aid Society -- working to defend the rights of the most vulnerable in our community. As a practicing attorney who owns my own small business and the mother of two children (ages 6 and 9), I know the struggles our students and families in CCSD face. While we are proud to live in CCSD, we know there’s more work to do in order to ensure all our students — no matter their background or zip code — have an opportunity to obtain a world-class education and become the future innovators, entrepreneurs, and our leaders of tomorrow.
That’s why I am running for this position: to expand on the legacy of CCSD as a top K-12 public education system and stand strong for our students, families, and educators.