Elected Experience: Federal Way School Board 2011 - present; Vice President and Legislative Liaison 2015 - 2017; President 2017 - present
Other Professional Experience: 35 year educator in classrooms working on family engagement, early learning administration, and governance; WIC Project Director; small business owner. It's been my life's work to help children, young parents, and immigrant families learn and succeed.
Education: Washington State University; University of Northern Colorado
Community Service: Extensive volunteer experience in South King County including PTA, Mentor and Me Program, Sidekick Collective, Washington State School Directors Association, Citizens for Federal Way Schools, Building Better Futures Board, Washington Family Engagement Trust.
Statement: I have spent my career helping children and families access education and opportunity. As a classroom educator, family engagement manager, early learning administrator, and School Board Director, I've helped Federal Way and other regional schools improve graduation rates and expand career training and college preparedness.
We need legislators with that same commitment to helping people - whether children and parents seeking quality education and affordable housing, or seniors in need of safe neighborhoods and tax relief. Instead, we've got partisanship and finger pointing. We need change in the State Senate to get better results for our families and communities.
I've never run for partisan office; I'm focused on our families and priorities, not special interests. With your vote, I'll work to fully fund education, expand early learning programs, fight for health care access and affordability, pass gun laws that keep our schools and neighborhoods safe, prioritize South King County transportation and transit projects, and invest in real solutions for the complex crises of addiction and homelessness - without the harmful new taxes on local families and businesses.
I'm proudly endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Votes, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell and Councilmember Jesse Johnson, and Representatives Reeves and Pellicciotti.