Five years ago, I was elected to serve our State in the N.C. House of Representatives.
In the process, I brought to the legislature my experience as a middle school and high school teacher and as an assistant principal. I brought my experience as Teacher of the Year, working in an “at-risk” high school in Charlotte. I brought my graduate training in School Administration at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Most importantly, I brought to the legislature my passion to make a difference in our children’s lives, just as I had every day in the classroom. I know – because I’ve actually worked in our public schools – how the issues we debate directly impact our children.
Few legislators have ever taught in our schools. Even fewer have taught in the past decade, during which our schools – like our society – have undergone rapid change. Today’s schools face challenges that we could not have even imagined a generation ago.
That’s why the education debate is so important to me. That’s why I’ve devoted my life – and my time in the legislature – to transforming that debate.
I humbly ask for your support. Together, we can do great things for North Carolina’s children.