Right now, there is anger, pain and confusion among some in our district. In part, because there has been so much change over the last couple of years. Change in who we are as a community, the size of our community, what education looks like and what we need it to be. It is hard when things look different than what we have known. It makes sense then for there to be so much focus on being against things. Against the sitting school board, the superintendent, Covid restrictions, Critical Race Theory, inclusionary practices, increasing access for all students to rigorous curriculum. Getting people scared and angry that they may lose something takes less work than convincing them to help build something. However, I believe that in Northshore, we have worked hard to bring about positive change for our students, and we are making progress. While it is harder to be for things, I am running on a platform FOR students. I am for keeping students safe, physically, mentally and emotionally. I am for students feeling safe, physically, mentally and emotionally. I am for equity work so all students feel like they belong and are treated with dignity. I am for inclusionary practices. I am for social, emotional work. I am for preparing our students for a world that will look very different than the one my generation grew up in.
I am for our 23,000 students.
I am for Northshore.
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.Peter Drucker