Barbara, a retired special education teacher, has an impressive 25 year record of experience in the district. She is also the parent of children who attended the district’s schools. Because of her deep roots in SVUSD, she believes that she can make a difference on the board to help the students, parents, staff, and community.
One of her priorities is to attract and retain the best teachers. Barbara told us that the state is experiencing a teacher shortage. Thanks to her years of dedication to the teaching profession, she understands that it is important to find experienced, veteran teachers.
When it comes to high-stakes standardized testing she believes that test scores should not be used against teachers, and that formative and summative teacher-created tests should drive Instruction. She also believes that parents have a right to opt out their children from state-wide testing.
She told NPE Action that “charter schools must be held to the same rules, guidelines, financial information and standards as public schools.”
Barbara understands that for-profit charter schools are draining needed resources from California’s public schools, and that receiving public tax dollars does not make them true public schools. This is why she has openly spoken against charter schools in her local district.
Barbara will be on the ballot in Mission Viejo on November 6. Please do what you can to help this career educator continue her work as a board of education member.
Pol. adv. by the Network for Public Education Action