Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. -Roger Crawford
If elected, I commit to considering programs based on what will best afford every one of our students the opportunity reach their potential. For the special education student, that means that the bare minimum is not enough. For the average student, that means providing programs and supports outside of the typical STEM college readiness programs. For the above average and exceptional student, that means community partnerships and low burden programming that affords them access to the wealth of talent and opportunity in the DC Metro area through low cost mentoring, internships and apprenticeship. For students whose home lives and other challenges directly impact their academic success, I will engage with their community and lend my experience (having been that student) to finding solutions that work. Behavioral modification is short-term. Healing and restoration lasts.